Active System Manager (ASM) is Dell’s unified management product that provides a comprehensive infrastructure and workload automation solution for IT administrators and teams. ASM simplifies and automates the management of heterogeneous environments, enabling IT to respond more rapidly to dynamic business needs. IT organizations today are often burdened by complex data centers that contain a mix of technologies from different vendors and cumbersome operational tasks for delivering services while managing the underlying infrastructure. These tasks are typically performed through multiple management consoles for different physical and virtual resources, which can dramatically slow down service deployment. ASM features an enhanced user interface that provides an intuitive, end-to-end infrastructure and workload automation experience through a unified console. This speeds up workload delivery and streamlines infrastructure management, enabling IT organizations to accelerate service delivery and time to value for customers.
This document contains information about virtual appliance and software requirements of ASM, and the resources supported by ASM such as chassis, servers, storage, network switches, and adapters.