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6 correlation and other analysis capabilities across multiple technology domains. Some SRM products have (or will morph into) SRA tools over time. Conversely, some SRA products can function as SRM tools in addition to providing a configuration management database (CMDB) repository, policy management, workflow, reporting, visualization, automation and some orchestration tasks. A CMDB houses information about IT resources: servers, storage and networking; hardware; software; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and computer room air conditioning (CRAC); uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems; and power distribution units (PDUs). Information in the CMDB can vary from basic asset tracking or inventory to current health and status, usage or activity, location (aisle, rack or cabinet), power usage and cooling requirements, configuration and related data. Beyond physical resources, a CMDB can contain information about performance, availability, capacity, and related historical and real-time data valuable for planning and analysis, troubleshooting and monitoring for awareness provides insight into how resources can be more effectively and efficiently deployed and removes blind spots from IT services delivery. Combining situational awareness with service delivery and DCIM activities will also improve cycle times. e tech team can subsequently get resources into production faster and minimize time needed to decommission resources upon replacement. It will also help with proper load balancing and elasticity to meet changing workload demands or seasonal surges. Availability and Capacity Planning Another critical component in optimizing the data center and integral to DCIM is availability. A key link exists between availability and performance and capacity planning. If a resource is not available, performance is affected; if a resource has poor performance or limited supply, availability and accessibility are affected. Components of resource usage and capacity planning include: • Status and resource usage monitoring, accounting, event notification and reporting • Determination of which resources can be consolidated and need to be scaled • Performance, availability, capacity and energy usage reporting, planning and analysis • Sustain IT Demand/Growth • Organizational Growth Enabled • Economic Improvements • Ecological Benefits Cooling/Distribution Networking PCFE Capacity reshold Ceiling Servers Storage Other Available IT Resources/Demand Compute Capacity Storage Capacity I/O Performance (IOPS & Bandwidth) Relative Available IT Resources Available PCFE reshold Time CAPACITY FORECAST Your DCIM Short List Here is a short list of steps to take to get a data center infrastructure management plan going: Establish key performance indicator metrics to measure resource effectiveness and usage for a given level of service delivery. Gain end-to-end (E2E) situational awareness of resource usage and effectiveness. Implement a converged development and operations paradigm as an extension of an effective DCIM strategy. Define --- and then manage --- service-level objectives and agreements (SLOs and SLAs) capable of meeting user and customer expectations. Streamline workflows and align services to stretch resources while reducing waste. abnormal behavior. It's even possible to maintain that activity and capacity data in a separate performance management database (PMDB) with links to the CMDB. DCIM tools can also leverage the CMDB for storing information about policies and procedures and to establish a knowledge base that will capture workers' experiences, helping to facilitate cross technology and cross-functional team support. Having timely situational Pinpoint Storm Fronts Inside Your Data Center With DCIM