XClarity Essentials is a collection of server management tools to help manage your server environment. XClarity Essentials makes managing your server environment less complicated, more productive, and cost-effective.
ToolsCenter Suite is a collection of server management tools that help simplify the management of System x and BladeCenter servers. ToolsCenter Suite provides functions to collect system health information, system full information, configure system settings, update system firmware and drivers, and Feature on Demand (FoD) mass activation key management.The FoD mass activation key management is the inventory, acquisition, and installation FoD keys for multiple end-points. All tasks can be done in a simple, unified web-based single-user GUI. ToolCenter Suite is suitable for basic users with little knowledge, as well as advanced IT professional users.
Tools for Deployment
Deployment tools streamline the process of deploying System x and BladeCenter servers.
- ServerGuide – Simplifies the process of installing and configuring System x and BladeCenter servers
- FastSetup – Provides a convenient, single interface for discovery, updating, and configuration of System x servers, BladeCenter H, Flex System chassis hardware and internal components
- Bootable Media Creator – Enables creation of custom bootable firmware media for DVD, CD, and USB memory key
- Scripting Toolkit – Enables creation of custom hardware deployment solutions for Windows and Linux installations
- Altiris Deployment – Provides a simplified Altiris deployment solution for Windows and Linux images
Tools for Configuration
Configuration tools simplify setting configuration options for System x and BladeCenter resources.
- Advanced Settings Utility – Enables changes to firmware settings from the command line on multiple operating system platforms
- Storage Configuration Manager – Enables configuration for internal and external storage subsystems
- Configuration and Options Guide – A collection of utilities providing an overview of configurations and configuration of system and rack cabinets
- MegaRAID Storage Manager (MRSM) – Enables configuration and monitoring of LSI RAID controllers
Tools for Updates
The UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) contain an installation-tested bundle of online, updateable firmware and device driver updates for System x and BladeCenter servers.
Tools for Diagnostics
Diagnostics collect and analyze system information to help in diagnosing issues and automate problem reporting.
- Dynamic System Analysis – Collects and analyzes system information to diagnose system issues
- Service Advisor – Automates system problem reporting by sending BladeCenter chassis hardware events to Lenovo for analysis
XClarity Essential Tools
All-in-ONE portable command line utility for firmware / device driver update, inventory data / log collection and system setting configuration. Recommended for scripting and automation solution.
Portable GUI software for online firmware and device driver update. Recommended for user with GUI preference.
Bootable Media Creator
Portable GUI software for offline firmware update by creating bootable media (ISO/CD/DVD, USB Key, PXE image) Recommended for bare-metal environment
The InfoCenter contains online documentation for ToolsCenter tools.