IBM Systems Director Enterprise Edition is being updated to add IBM Systems Director Storage Control, enabling integrated physical and virtual infrastructure management of IBM and select non-IBM storage systems and select Fibre Channel switches. Also with this update to Systems Director Enterprise Edition, Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) and IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management (ITMfEM) will no longer be components of the bundled offering.
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