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2 ClearCube Blade Manager 4.0 Overview and Demonstration Rev

3 ClearCube Confidential Overview Blade Manager provides basic systems management that is easy to use and easy to implement. Click to Continue

4 ClearCube Confidential Key Features and Benefits Click to Continue

5 ClearCube Confidential Key Features and Benefits FeatureBenefit Monitors key parameters such as processor temperature, hard disk space, fan speed, and power supply voltage. Receive alerts on potential Blade health issues and respond before they turn into major problems. Click to Continue alerts let an administrator know immediately if there is a potential issue and SNMP capabilities allow alerts to be integrated with a separate console.

6 ClearCube Confidential Key Features and Benefits FeatureBenefit Remotely view asset and health information on any Blade. Perform basic systems management operations without leaving your desk. Click to Continue Manage your Blades remotely from anywhere through the network. Network

7 ClearCube Confidential Key Features and Benefits FeatureBenefit List your hardware and software asset inventory. Keep track of the hardware components and installed software on user Blades. Click to Continue Keep track of both hardware and software components. 80GB HDD 1 GB Memory Slot 1 DIMM 3.4 GHz P4 Acrobat Java MS Office

8 ClearCube Confidential Software Demonstration Click to Continue

9 ClearCube Confidential First, log into Blade Manager. You may authenticate with local or domain credentials. Then click Submit to log in.

10 ClearCube Confidential After logging in to Blade Manager you will see basic system information for the local machine. Click on any item on the left to view detailed information on system assets. Click to Continue To view information about local disk drives, click Drives. To view information about the operating system, running processes, or environment variables, click on Operating System.

11 ClearCube Confidential Click to Continue You can click on Installed Applications to view all applications installed on a user’s machine. This helps you control the applications installed in your business environment.

12 ClearCube Confidential Click to Continue After clicking Connect, you will now see the hostname of the remote machine instead of ‘localhost’ in the left tree, and you will then be viewing information for that remote host. If you are logged in using domain credentials, you may browse other machines running Blade Manager by entering the system name here. Before clicking Connect, you are viewing the localhost information.

13 ClearCube Confidential Blade Manager allows the Administrator to configure alerts and SNMP alerts. The Administrator determines what triggers these alerts. To create a new alert, click Notification, then click Add Alerts.

14 ClearCube Confidential To create an alert for the local machine, first choose the Sensor. In this case we will choose to send an alert if a particular application is detected on the local machine.

15 ClearCube Confidential Next, choose the evaluation criteria. In this case, we will choose a substring to match against an application name.

16 ClearCube Confidential Next, enter the substring you wish to compare against installed applications. Then verify that the Administrator’s address is correct. Then click Add.

17 ClearCube Confidential To view all alerts that have been created for the local machine, click Alerts. Here you can see the alert we just added. Click to Continue

18 ClearCube Confidential Example Application Click to Continue

19 ClearCube Confidential Proactive Systems Management Click to Continue Data Center User A User A has not experienced a problem yet, but if the fan is not addressed soon, her processor will begin to heat up and automatically slow down resulting in a sluggish response. Help Desk The Help Desk receives an indicating that User A’s Blade processor fan has stopped blowing. To preempt this problem, the help desk contacts User A and informs her that she will be temporarily switched to a spare while the fan issue is resolved.

20 ClearCube Confidential Proactive Systems Management Click to Continue Data Center User A The Help Desk then uses Switch Manager to remotely switch User A to the allocated Spare Blade (red). Help Desk

21 ClearCube Confidential Proactive Systems Management Click to Continue Data Center User A Help Desk The Help Desk can then take corrective action on the blade or shut it down and replace it. Throughout the whole process, the user continues to work off the spare Blade.

22 ClearCube Confidential Proactive Systems Management Click to Continue Data Center User A Once User A’s original Blade is repaired or replaced, the administrator can switch the user back, making the spare available again. Help Desk User data and settings are preserved during the sparing process by using either roaming profiles or ClearCube Data Failover.

23 ClearCube Confidential Proactive Systems Management Click to Continue Data Center User A Help Desk With Blade Manager’s proactive alerts and ClearCube’s spare switching technology, a faulty fan results in a total user downtime of: Less than 5 minutes

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