The Server Builder is a unique and innovative component of Euladox. The system mimics the manner in which asset managers and system administrators keep stock of the data-center architecture and application deployment information.
The server builder then goes further - license deployment rules for most commonly deployed software on servers are built into the system. The server builder can automatically calculate the exact number of licenses ( Processors, cores, PVUs etc) deployed on the system.
Non-discoverable licenses and application modules & instance data can be deployed onto these servers.
MASTER SERVER CATALOG
Server Models, Processor types, Number of Sockets, Cores per socket, Virtualization, Hard Partitioning, Deployment Status - these are the important criteria for the compliance of server based software products - be it Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 etc. The Server Builder takes these elements into account allowing a deep visualization of your data-center servers.
Almost all servers manufactured in the past decade by IBM, HP, Dell, Sun/Oracle, Lenovo are included in the pre-populated database. This ensures error-free data that is later used for calculation of licenses.
Rythium has a dedicated team to continuously update the Server Catalog (as well as other master catalogs) to ensure that the information is up to date.We are presently populating the system with servers from newer vendors.
TRANSPARENT DISCOVERY SCRIPTS
Discovery Scripts for running on the Oracle database instances are provided within Scottdox. These scripts are transparent to the user - you can check the scripts before running them.
The DBA needs to run the scripts on each of the Oracle instances. The output is made available in a text file. All the outputs have to be imported into Scottdox.
Once imported, Scottdox takes over - specific outputs will be loaded into its corresponding instance created on the Server Builder automatically. The licensing rules engine then takes over and calculates the Oracle database , options and management packs deployment.
Scottdox provides you with accurate information on deployed inventory of Oracle database, options and management packs on each server - physical and virtual. Historical licensing rules including rules based on licensing models are taken into account while reporting the deployed inventory. Scottdox also provides information on specific options that have been installed, enabled or being used.
The information makes it very convenient for companies to begun the process of optimizing and re-organizing servers to reduce costs.
RISK ASSESSMENT & OPTIMISATION
Scottdox provides you with a gap analysis of your Oracle estate. The extent of your liability is available in the case of over-usage whereas the extent of excess expenditure is visible in case you have procured more licenses than needed. In either case you can assess your risks.
The optimization potential of consolidation, re-organisation servers & licenses, changing application architecture etc can now be considered with ease. Using the information, companies can decide on additional purchase, termination of licenses, termination of support etc so that costs are reduced.