HP Service Automation Visualizer software Data sheet
HP Service Automation Visualizer software
Integrate data center automation for a To achieve greater visibility, efficiency and control over
IT environments, many IT teams have turned to application
complete, interactive map of your IT discovery and mapping tools to set a framework, but
most IT organizations ask, “How can we drive and
environment, including servers, software, automate change?”
network devices and storage infrastructure. Working with other HP Data Center Automation Center
software, HP Service Automation Visualizer software
leverages an inside-out approach to application
The need for automated change
baselining by mapping dependencies across your server,
Today’s IT organizations face a myriad of challenges, network and storage infrastructure and by eliminating the
including a growing complexity of applications, rapid inherent latency in siloed views. By providing a visual
and constant change, and a lack of service context, environment for automating change and compliance
while they align with the needs of the business. Changes management across your data center, HP Service
in IT can result from reactive responses to problems, Automation Visualizer, combined with other HP Data
externally imposed requirements such as regulatory Center Automation Center software, can simplify the
compliance, or business or service improvement implementation of globally accepted best practices, such
initiatives. Due to the inherent problems of siloed as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
management, IT teams are often unaware of all of
the infrastructure components in their environments. In HP Service Automation Visualizer brings together your
addition, change processes are usually manual and infrastructure elements in an easy-to-understand, holistic
contribute to service disruptions. The overall effect of map for improved compliance auditing, complex
a proposed infrastructure change is often unknown, application troubleshooting and change automation.
and manual discovery or baselining is expensive
Intuitive dependency maps
HP Service Automation Visualizer shows which applications are hosted on
which servers and how these servers connect to network and storage devices.
Networks Servers Storage
Get seamless integration with data Improve troubleshooting for faster
center automation time to repair
When you need to repair your server hardware or When an IT service stalls or fails, one of the first
network devices or you want to move a virtual machine, troubleshooting actions is to bring together server,
you often need to take these devices offline. It is difficult network and application teams to discuss what went
to accurately and quickly identify which applications are wrong. Each team typically shares its view of the
affected when you remove a server or network device. infrastructure. This model does not present one, up-to-
With the intuitive dependency maps created by HP date view of all of the areas so that the various teams
Service Automation Visualizer, you can quickly see work from a single view. HP Service Automation
which applications are hosted on servers and how these Visualizer provides an up-to-date view of your IT
servers connect to network devices. This information is environment across applications, physical and virtual
easily refreshed for application or virtualization-specific servers and network devices and shows contextually
change automation. launched automation tasks and scripts. You can
compare maps on demand or at scheduled intervals
Automate compliance management to identify changes. This capability, combined with
To maintain compliance with regulatory standards, you easily accessible server and network change history
need to track which servers, network and storage devices logs, can significantly improve your troubleshooting
are used by key applications in order to meet audit and reduce time to repair.
requirements. While many organizations understand
the components that shape their applications, they fail Key features and benefits
to understand which servers and network devices the • Eliminate manual data collection: Automate the
application uses. Without this information, IT adminis- baselining and capturing of on-demand, transient
trators cannot know which devices to track or set policies information for servers, applications, networks and
for, or how an application is configured. HP Service storage infrastructure and their dependency information.
Automation Visualizer automatically maps an appli- • Automate change, configuration and compliance
cation to its underlying servers, network devices and management: Get on-demand and scheduled
storage infrastructure. You can refresh this view to identification of servers, networks and storage
capture changes, determine whether the application infrastructures, supporting key applications.
is properly configured, and see the servers, network
• Improve productivity and achieve faster time-to-repair:
devices and storage infrastructure that the application
Identify misconfigurations and perform change
relies upon. With this visibility, you can track and report
automation to perform root-cause remediation across
on compliance requirements.
your physical and virtual infrastructure.
HP Service Automation Visualizer capabilities
Automated application baselining Quickly map relationships and dependencies for your entire application environment, including network devices,
and dependency mapping servers, storage and business applications. See running processes, interconnectivity, open files and relationships
between hosts and virtual servers on demand or at designated intervals.
Scalable, in-depth views across Intelligently filter and group information to allow in-depth views of a particular area of the data center and
your IT environment applications. Multiple views, including network, server, storage and application virtualization views, address
the needs of different IT groups.
Active change and configuration Make changes directly from the HP Service Automation Visualizer interface. Get seamless integration with HP
management Service Automation software, HP Network Automation software and HP Storage Automation software. Have
automated environment-state views, integrated with a change activity history with visual highlights of changes.
Virtualization director Get comprehensive virtual lifecycle management across physical and virtual environments. Create and manage
virtual machines (VMware or Solaris), track physical and virtual server relationships, and discover and view
Visual snapshot comparison Easily identify what has changed over time and compare snapshots to identify changes. Snapshots are available
on demand or at scheduled intervals.
Comprehensive application Meet policy-based, software, server and network compliance. Conduct comprehensive out-of-the-box
compliance compliance audits.
Rich, extensible library of application Get a rich library of application signatures, including critical applications such as Oracle®, BEA WebLogic,
signatures, compliance and Apache and Microsoft® SQL Server. Color code application components for quick identification. Easily extend
security policies the application signature library to accommodate custom applications.