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What tool would you recommend for analysis and management of applications dependencies? RRS feed

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  • Hi,
    I work as a CTO of a large insurance agency here in Israel. I have been tasked to find a simple yet effective tool for managing applications dependencies in our organization. What we need such a tool to do is this: 
    1. We need it to allow us to see which application is connected to which database on which server, which servers serve what purpose for this particular application and which server is required for each application.
    2. We need it to allow us to see which applications will be impacted if we were to reboot/upgrade a given server in our servers farm.
    3. It would be nice if such a tool could also tell us which modules (as in DLLs, COM(+) objects and files) are required for each and every application in our organization to function properly.
    4. It would be great if such a tool could gather all this information by automatically (or auto-magically) somehow but it would also be okay if we would have to enter all this data manually as long as it would be simpler and faster than moving an application from one server to another.
    5. It would be great if such a tool can also connect to the VMware infrastructure and allow us to see which ESXi is currently relevant for which application.

    I think that I know how to develop such a tool but I would like to use an existing one if it already exists somewhere. Do you know any tool that can do all (or at least some) of that? If so, please let me know...

    Thanks in advance,
    Yuval K.

    YuvalK

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:50 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Unfortunately only Microsoft Products will be supported. If is something to do with VMware or others You might want to try your luck at VMware forum ?


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    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 11:57 AM
    Thursday, October 3, 2013 11:57 AM