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The Cool Bloggers are select Novell technologists who blog about the products they know and love. Check out what they're buzzing about today.
The Novell Demo System is a big beast: providing a virtual machine-based demo for every Novell product comes at a price when it comes to storage space, and the full kit today comes on around 20 dual layer DVDs. How is the Demo System team addressing this issue?
About 10 years ago, I was young and naïve, and was sold by marketing hype on a newer better design for an electric guitar from a company called Parker. The slick glossies that I came across had me salivating at the thought of a new and better way to play my music. Could these things actually make me a better musician?
Many moons ago we created a GroupWise 6 Best Practices Guide, which comprised of a couple of TIDs and covered a lot of the questions that GroupWise administrators had about the best ways to deploy GroupWise.
openSLP gets new updates for OES2 and SLES10 to enable caching of SLP service entries.
Submitted by: gldavis on Fri. 07.23.2010
Filed Under: SUSE Linux Enterprise Cool Solutions, Collaboration Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, Cool Blogs: Official Novell Bloggers, Open Enterprise Server Cool Solutions, All Tech, All the Time
Topic: All-Tech OES, Open Source
Product: Open Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
When setting up custom property pages (attributes for an element), sometimes a field needs to be populated directly from the source system (IE: adapter integration point such as a management system, helpdesk, etc), in other cases, you may want to have a script embedded in the property in order to make it more real time updating, decision based updates and a slew of other situations. I thought I would provide a few script examples.
Operate, Control & Deliver Services through Technology is the Job of IT Operations
Cloud and Virtualization brings Agility - At What Hidden Cost and What Value?
When the Novell Business Service Management product team was on the cusp of releasing an integration to Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing service (EC2) this month the very first thing that came to my mind as a one time (century's ago in the dark ages of mainframes, assembler, CICS and COBOL) application developer was, "if dialing up a VM is free in the cloud, what is to stop me from calling it continually, on a whim and just leave it running?". If I don't see the cost, how would you expect the costs to be managed conscienciously and with frugality? Why would that occur to me? Coming from the dark ages, I worked for a large outsourcer where size of the code, how fast it ran, how many requests for the same data was scrutinized (read once, use often), etc.
Reminds me of having a mobile phone, sent to Europe to travel and told, just use the phone. Then I found the roaming charges as I investigated my own usage one month in an attempt to estimate what I might require on a personal plan. WOW! The hidden roaming cost would have changed my behavior had I known ahead of time.
Read on for quick run down of these hidden costs brought on by new technology...........
Submitted by: mhudnall on Tue. 07.20.2010
Filed Under: Cool Solutions, Solution Provider, Technology Partners, Cool Blogs: Official Novell Bloggers, Data Center, Business Service Management Cool Solutions
Topic: Business Service Management, Cloud, Intelligent Workload Management
Product: Business Service Management
When I was younger I played lead guitar in a heavy metal band. I also co-hosted a radio show on a community radio station. I remember how incredibly empowering it was at that time to be able to have an audience for my thoughts and ideas. Music and radio were mediums that allowed me to go from being a consumer of ideas being fed to me, and become the author of my own thoughts.
Today, Novell announced immediate availability of GroupWise 8.0.2. The latest update to the GroupWise 8 product line that not only adds stability, reliability and quality, but also adds specific features and enhancements!
Read all about it!
The Novell Data Synchronizer product has now entered public beta! Support for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and other ActiveSync enabled devices is now in the final stages of engineering.
Submitted by: dlythgoe on Wed. 07.14.2010
Filed Under: GroupWise Cool Solutions, Collaboration Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, Solution Provider, Technology Partners, Cool Blogs: Official Novell Bloggers, End-User Computing, Data Synchronizer Cool Solutions
Product: Data Synchronizer, GroupWise
A customer reached out to me with some questions on our Business Data Integrator Adapter. This is an adapter (Integration module) that is designed to pull data from a database and bring it into BSM and/or CMDB. He was using the IDE (think of a drag and drop designer to define what the database integration should do) and had a question regarding...
Using Mainframes is becoming more and more mainstream. The value-add of leveraging mainframes for quick deployment and lowering costs is becoming more of a standard practice. There are some great solutions for leveraging mainframes... sorry, corrupted sector in my brain, I meant Virtualization everywhere I said Mainframe.
Why is Intelligent Workload Management important to IaaS providers? IaaS providers should pay attention to what's happening in the IWM market.
IT Operations often Maliced as a "Roadblock" - Time for Datacenter Redemption! Next Generation of Business Service Management
BSM is more of a "market" than a tool as is IWM, both with areas of focus that deliver the goal in the end. Both have requirements of marrying many IT metrics and turning them into actionable information as well business aligning IT technology silo's as services. Infrastructures supporting the market of IWM bring in the added complexity of portability, dynamic configurations, policy driven, identity aware, mixed environments (many outsourced to Cloud service providers), the likes IT operations and datacenters have yet to experience. Daunting no doubt.
The question becomes, will your Operations Center be the "roadblock" or the "catalyst" for agility with control, business alignment and responsiveness to take action in real-time?
Read on....first of several blogs to address the IT operational topics of Operate, Control and Deliver services in the new paradigm of Intelligent Workload Management................
After the fact "reporting" is merely just reporting the score of the game!
Bold statement, I know. Let me explain. When asked about where BSM or IT to business alignment projects begin, I can generally categorize in 3 buckets:
- Fixing "Boo Boo's" - Availability & Performance - ROI tangible, tied to revenue impacted by outages
- Process Efficiency - Automation, Change, Control - ROI is tougher and more "cost management"
- Service Alignment - Service to Business Impact - ROI tangible, tied to manual cost reduction
Service alignment driven projects tend to the final stage of maturity, however, this does not need to be the case as defining these service objectives defines the objectives and behavior of the previous 2 project categories and has the potential to drive bigger bang for the buck by driving top line revenue versus bottom line costs.
Read on to find out how to make your SLAs matter.............
From time to time I get questions around customizing a BSM and/or CMDB implementation.
Novell® Conferencing simplifies Web conferencing with easy-to-host and join virtual meetings that don’t require any downloads or software installation. To help you make Web conferencing even easier, the following gives you some quick insights and tips to help you get the most out of your Novell Conferencing experience.
Just like many others in this world, I go to sporting events, watch them on television and look up details on the web.
Hype and Bubble Burst for the CMDB Finally - Fall of the Dreaded 4 Letter Word!
They fall as fast as they rise. What is the "value" of static data from the past in a database? Outside of tracking how many, cost and depreciation value, I cannot think of a single thing. Although as I watch the Nats play the Mets, baseball is all about metrics and stats from the past without relative value for the novice watcher. Number of homeruns in relationship to how many others have hit or the most ever hit brings a whole new perspective. It's the relationship and relativivity of the metric that brings "value" by creating "information".
The topic of CMDB can bring holy war, lengthy debate, but tonight I am going to be short and sweet with luck and slightly controversial.
Business Service Management (BSM) Service Impact Radar Report Part II: Industry Leading Solutions and Designs
Join EMA VP of Research Dennis Drogseth for Part Two of the BSM Service Impact Radar Report Webinar focused on industry leading solutions and designs.
Based on extensive interviews and research with vendors and more than 27 customer/deployment interviews, this Webinar will highlight the profiles of industry leading vendors focused on Business Service Management (BSM) Service Impact.
Read on to and Link to the Registration - It's FREE! . . . . .