How can I manage how servers, volumes, applications, and backups interelate? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have about 50 Windows servers and 40 applications.  We are having issues trying to manage which applications are on which servers, which applications are on which volumes, how DPM backups with various retention policies relation to the volumes that applicatins are on, etc.

    Does anyone know of a tool we can use to tie all of this together?  We need to be able to cross reference everything.  We also want the tool to support change control so we can see that an application was on one server for this range of dates and then moved to another server on this date.  We know we can to all of this manually, but I was hoping for something more integrated.  We have all the Microsoft System Center tools licensed, and they do alot of the parts of what we want.  We need something to give us the glue so we can see how our environment ties together.

    Any help would be appreciated.  If this is the wrong forum then please suggest a different one.



    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:50 PM