RES ONE Automation
RES ONE Automation provides flexible automation capabilities.
Streamline the management of complex hybrid environments by automating infrastructure, cloud and workspace processes required to support and deliver IT services to the business.
RES ONE Automation transforms once manual and laborious tasks into automated workflows that are all maintained in a single, easily navigated repository where they can readily be found by anyone who needs them, laying the foundation for IT as a Service and freeing up resources to focus on strategic projects. Automating IT tasks helps enforce essential security controls and compliance policies by removing the risk of error and creating a strong audit trail. With RES, IT can support even the largest and complex enterprise environments without generating excessive overhead.
Leverage over 300 out-of-the-box tasks and queries to automate provisioning, configuration, and maintenance of on-premises and cloud infrastrucre. The built-in task functionality starts delivering business value from day one. Any tasks and queries can be executed according to defined processes with simple commands, supporting the organization’s way of provisioning or performing changes. For example, IT can create user self-service IT capabilities such as password reset or give LOB manager the ability to easily provision new network and share drives. Create reusable modules to enable controlled provisioning of the infrastrucre without the need for admin access.
PowerShell execution and scheduling
Utilize existing scripts by simply coping them into the pre-built PowerShell task to get started quickly. Script can be difficult to manage, support and scale, but RES ensures that all PowerShell scripts are maintained in a central location, making them repeatable, sharable and fully automated through scheduling capabilities.
Extend traditional role-based access by creating relationships between agents, modules and resources. This enables a single admin to securely manage any number of servers without allowing changes meant for one server to be executed on another. Managing security for each component of a hybrid environment without security with controls in place, opens them up to a mess and possible compliance issues.
Take advantage of a shared automation environment that can be applied to conventional on-premises infrastructure, as well as public cloud services such as Amazon and Azure. Quickly define appropriate rules and policies for provisioning services and granting users permission to access cloud services. RES can take you down the readiness journey so you have the agility and flexibility needed to quickly spin up cloud resources.
Advanced change control
View and control all current changes in real-time from the single console, as well as the complete change history for every single agent. All changes within the automation framework are audited to easily detect rogue changes in the framework. Through version control, improve auditability, traceability and change control by tracking version updates. Meet compliance initiatives and better manage modules, projects run books and resources with version numbers.
Simplify the management of complex hybrid environments with the ability to manage and schedule your automation jobs from an intuitive web-based administrative management portal. For added flexibility and convenience, admins can access the management interface from any browser or device.
Also, every module and run book can be exported to building blocks for easy backup of change configurations and transition to development, testing and production. Through the use of parameters, a run book can be reused for multiple purposes by simply entering the custom details at scheduling.
Reporting and analysis
Utilize actual vs. desired troubleshooting capabilities to view configuration changes. The side-by-side view will show similarities and highlight differences for fault-finding and security auditing. View recorded automation activity to prove exactly when tasks were executed, by who and origin of the request. This provides auditors with accurate, centralized records that they require to prove compliance. Finally, pull detailed reports on all previously executed tasks and queries. Report by job or by agent to meet internal governance policies and compliance requirements.
Integrate with a variety of data sources and utilize add-ons that integrate with leading enterprise platforms from third-party technology vendors including mobile device management, IT service management, virtualization and cloud provisioning, PC lifecycle management, and SaaS apps. Streamline IT services by invoking run books and tasks from other technology systems and apps that are deployed within the organization. For example, kick off a process from within a help desk ticketing system, then let RES work for immediate resolution of the request. Learn more.
RES ONE Automation architecture
The architecture of RES ONE Automation is easy to install, manage and scale.
RES ONE Automation console
This console is the main IT automation interface. Automate IT tasks and queries by invoking and scheduling them directly from the console. Other RES ONE Automation components can also be pushed from the console.
RES ONE Automation datastore
The datastore is the central database for your RES ONE Automation environment. All dispatchers communicate with the datastore to send information to agents as well as store the results of any tasks. Datastores can be Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and up (including Express), IBM DB2, Oracle and MySQL.
RES ONE Automation dispatcher
The dispatcher is the communication engine behind RES ONE Automation. It directs information flow between the agents (over port 3163) and the database (over the database port). Dispatchers can be chained together to work effectively in different network topologies.
RES ONE Automation master dispatcher
The master dispatcher enables the architecture to be scaled out without increasing bandwidth requirements.
RES ONE Automation agents
The RES ONE Automation agent performs the tasks and queries that were invoked from the console. Agents can run on Windows, Linux or MacOS. All agents connect to a dispatcher to get tasks and resources to automate IT, and to send status updates to the database.
This is a web-based management portal that allows the IT professional to manage and schedule jobs from any browser or device. Utilize reporting directly from the management interface for enhanced visibility into job status and history.
Check out what's in the latest releases of RES ONE Automation.
Recently announced capabilities will be available later in Q1.
RES ONE Automation 2015 Service Release 5 (SR5)
Windows Server 2016 Support
Supports Windows Server 2016 to help you take advantage of Microsoft’s latest capabilities around security, the software-defined datacenter and enterprise app development.
RES ONE Automation 2015 Service Release 4 (SR4)
Enhanced licensing to support the new modules (Access and Identity) in RES ONE Service Store and RES ONE Security.
RES ONE Automation 2015 Service Release 3 (SR3)
Adds the option to hide unnecessary Tasks and Queries from the RES ONE Automation Console for a cleaner and simplified list of available tasks.
Manage Add-ons option
Provides an overview of the installed Add-ons in RES ONE Automation, then the ability to delete one or more Add-ons if they are no longer required.
Separation of Add-ons
Third-party connectors have been separated from the RES ONE Automation release cycle for greater agility in the development and release of new connectors.
Solaris 10 and 11 on Intel
Supports the following Operating System for Agents running Unix and Linux: Sun Solaris 10 (update 11) on Intel, Sun Solaris 11 (update 3) on Intel.
SUSE Linux Enterprise
SUSE Linux is a very popular distro, and we have made RES ONE Automation Agents available for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server release 11 SP4 and 12.
RES ONE Automation 2015
RES ONE Automation offers better auditability and change control through versioning. Modules, projects, run books and resources can now be stored with a version number and comment field.
The console has been enhanced with a more intuitive, familiar Microsoft Outlook interface that is easier to navigate. Commonly used console controls will automatically appear at the top of the list. The console is persistent and will remember your last location. Improved group structure has been added: jobs, library, topology, administration, set up.
This console feature has been added for better useability and offers an easily accessible button bar that's visible throughout the console. It contains the most frequently used functions and features. Shortcut keys can also perform actions from the command bar.
Expanded compatibility support
Supports the latest Microsoft Windows 10, Oracle Solaris 11 (formerly Sun Solaris), Red Hat Enterprise 7, Apple OS X Yosemite (10.10.3), Microsoft SQL 2014
Global password security
Improved security through greater authentication. New password policies have been introduced, and administrators have greater configuration flexibility. Users can be emplowered to change their own passwords.
Better customize and componentize job history and audit trails to allow for faster and more reliable deployments. This allows for greater scalability as data is now pulled from the database and can be better analyzed.
Building block enhancements
More options are available when creating building blocks. It is now possible to include empty folders, export the configuration of teams to a building block, and an improved import process have been added.
RES Automation Manager 2014 Service Release 3 (SR3)
IBM Fiberlink Integration
RES Automation Manager has integrated with IBM FIBERLINK (MaaS360). IBM Fiberlink is IBM’s Enterprise Mobility Management Platform that enables IT to deliver end-to-end security and management.
IBM Maximo Integration
RES Automation Manager has integrated with IBM MAXIMO, IBM’s comprehensive enterprise asset management for asset lifecycle and maintenance management.
Connectors are removed when using datacenter server and/or desktop licenses. You can also have an option to specify a WebAPI port. Distribution short name have been added to Red Hat enterprise Linux packages.
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