By Owen Allen on Apr 01, 2009
Sun xVM Ops Center, as you probably know, can manage most aspects of datacenter operation - discovery, management, provisioning, and updates. However, up until this point it's been necessary to order, unpack, and plug in hardware by hand. Now, thanks to the unpacking option which we've just finished testing, that's no longer necessary.
The Unpacking option uses the list of discovered gear and information about hardware and power use to ensure that your current hardware is sufficient. If it determines that your current setup falls short, it orders new hardware for you using your corporate account.
When the new hardware arrives, Sun xVM Ops Center facilitates the quick delivery of the hardware, taking control of exterior doors, security cameras, and elevators as necessary. Once the hardware is delivered, Sun xVM Ops Center ensures that it is installed properly, using local speakers to issue direction to those nearby. If necessary, it also locks nearby doors to ensure that installation workers stay on task.
We hope that the unpacking option is just one of the features that you'll find useful in our next release of Sun xVM Ops Center. I'll keep you posted on additional new features as they're announced. In the meantime, enjoy your April Fools' day.