Systems Management at Penn State

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Systems Management Tools

SysMan provides tools and techniques to help you better manage your workstations:

  • IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) - A powerful, cross-platform systems management suite for remotely managing and monitoring workstations.
  • SysMan Build Key - Save time by automating your system imaging and build process.
  • Training and Support - Learn how to use TEM to improve systems management and reduce power consumption.
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A centrally-provided service based on
IBM Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology.

Penn State’s implementation of IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) is designed to save IT staff time and licensing costs by maintaining a single IEM infrastructure centrally for all areas of Penn State. While it is a single environment, control is fully delegated to the local IT staff.

Efficient Systems Management for Everyone

Systems Management @ Penn State aims to provide IT staff throughout the University with several valuable systems management capabilities:

  • Security - Software and Operating System patch management features help protect systems from both vulnerabilities, which are a constant threat to computers on the Penn State network.
  • Asset Intelligence - The advanced hardware and software inventory features provide real-time reporting of assets for greater visibility in their environment.
  • Software Deployment - IEM’s software deployment technology allows IT staff to create, deploy, and share unattended software installation packages as well as configure system settings, regardless of a pre-existing infrastructure such as Active Directory.
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"Green" IT

Systems Management @ Penn State works to provide consistent and reliable ways to configure power management without impacting workstation usability and manageability. The IBM Endpoint Manager platform enables IT staff at Penn State to remotely configure power settings so that workstations enter a power-saving state when idle. It can also control how and when machines resume from standby through Wake-on-LAN and scheduled wakeups.

Reducing the power consumption of idle computers can significantly lower Penn State's power and cooling costs. IT admins can rapidly configure power-saving settings in order to save energy and participate in the University’s green initiatives.

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Upcoming Training Events

SysMan Boot Camp
Next session date TBD soon    

 

SYSMAN201: Creating Custom Content
October 8, 2014, 1:00PM to 5:00PM Wagner 116 Register Here

 

SYSMAN202: Software Packaging and Deployment
October 22, 2014, 1:00PM to 5:00PM Wagner 116