HP releases blade server tools

Linux-based server management will be simplified, vendor claims

Hewlett-Packard has introduced software aimed at simplifying the management of its BladeSystem blade servers running Linux.

The new software, HP Control Tower, is based on Linux server management software HP acquired from RLX Technologies last year. It allows users to more easily deploy and monitor their HP BladeSystem servers in a Linux environment, the company says.

HP already provides server management software geared for users with predominantly Windows environments. And it plans to eventually integrate the capabilities of Control Tower into its other management software, says Lee Johns, director of HP’s Velocity software, enterprise servers and storage group.

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