HP Network Management Center (NMC) provides a full array of network management capabilities. Attend this session and find out how it can be used to manage VMware ESX virtual environments as well. We’ll describe for you a method for using the NMC to provide event, performance, configuration automation, and notification services for ESX servers and virtual switches, and we’ll present examples and tips from real deployments. We’ll show you how the method employs HP Network Node Manager for status polling, management event and trap handling—including VMware MIBs. You’ll see how HP Performance Insight can be used for virtual switch and server management using the Device Resource and System Resources support packs and including the Host Resources MIB. And we’ll explain how HP Network Automation can be used for configuration management of ESX virtual switches and AlarmPoint express for critical event notification. And you’ll come away knowing how to realize additional benefit from your network management investment by leveraging ESX.