Declared one of the 10 most important products of the past decade by Information Week, Unicenter TNG is a comprehensive enterprise systems management software that integrates and automatically administers all the hardware, software, and associated gizmos that make up a company’s IT infrastructure. It also can integrate non-IT devices with embedded technology, such as company cars, elevators, pizza ovens, vending machines—you name it. It tells you what they are, what shape they’re in, where they are, and who they belong to, and it and lets you manage them accordingly. In addition to providing automated, round-the-clock troubleshooting and backup, it makes predictions based on product specs and past history and sends out updates and warnings.
If you’re an IT manager or network administrator looking for an all-in-one quick-reference guide to installing, configuring, fine-tuning, and managing TNG, then Unicenter TNG For Dummies is for you. In no time you’ll:
- Understand TNG architecture
- Plan your installation
- Rollout IT policies
- Leverage TNG interface capabilities
- Predict and manage systems events
- Make the most of TNG options
Writing with humor and plenty of real-world examples and insights from TNG users, Sandy Sampson leads you step-by-step through a successful TNG implementation. Along the way you’ll explore all of TNG’s amazing capabilities how to put them to work in your company. Topics covered include:
- Automating the enterprise with TNG and using it to drive business performance
- End-to-end management with Unicenter TND
- Understanding the Unicenter TNG architecture and exploring the enterprise with Unicenter TNG Framework
- Understanding and getting the most out of the TNG security manager
- Getting the most out of WorldView interfaces
- Monitoring the enterprise with agents and with Event Manager
- Fine-tuning a TNG implementation, with tips on optimizing TNG for the network, managing storage requirements, and more
As an added bonus, you get a CD-ROM containing Unicenter TNG Framework 2.2 from Computer Associates, which includes 2D and 3D managed resource views; an anti-virus tool; and calendars for defining date- and time-based policies. Let Unicenter TNG For Dummies show you how to harness the awesome power of the first, truly comprehensive enterprise systems management software for your organization.
About the Author
Sandy Sampson, a former systems administrator, is a computer industry consultant and analyst who writes frequently for trade publications.
Table of Contents
PART I: Unicenter TNG: What Is It Good For? (Plenty!).
Chapter 1: Taking Care of Business with Unicenter TNG.
Chapter 2: Automating the Enterprise with Unicenter TNG.
Chapter 3: Driving the Business with Unicenter TNG.
Chapter 4: Back to the Future with the Next Dimension (Unicenter TND).
Chapter 5: Implementing Unicenter TNG.
PART II: Making Unicenter TNG Work for You.
Chapter 6: Understanding the Unicenter TNG Architecture.
Chapter 7: Permission to Come Aboard (Security).
Chapter 8: Getting the Most out of WorldView Interfaces.
Chapter 9: Monitoring the Enterprise with Agents.
Chapter 10: Managing the Enterprise with Event Manager.
Chapter 11: Juggling Priorities with Workload Management.
PART III: Running A Tight Ship.
Chapter 12: Fine-Tuning the Mothership.
Chapter 13: Who Stored My Floppies in the Anti-Matter Vault? (Storage Management).
Chapter 14: Tell Your Problems to the Advanced Help Desk.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Tricks from the Wizards.
Chapter 16: (At Least) Ten Acronyms That Unicenter Supports.
Chapter 17: Ten Useful Things You Can Do with the Command Line Interface.
Chapter 18: About Ten Unicenter TNG Options.
Chapter 19: Ten (times n) Agents.
PART V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Recommended Training Courses.
Appendix B: Heavy Duty Reference Materials.
Appendix C: Glossary.
Appendix D: About the CD.
End-User License Agreement.
Book Registration Information.