SPM is a set of tools to help manage and control change in an AIX Unix environment, and is a solution to the question "how do I track changes to configuration in AIX?". The software uses a client-server architecture and is focused on five functional areas: collection of configuration, reporting configuration changes, comparing configurations, extracting configuration, and searching for configuration changes.Each of these functional areas also includes reporting and export capabilities.

The collection of configuration is achieved by installing a client package on all systems that will be managed in SPM.The client package is provided in native AIX ‘.bff’ format.The package installs software on your client system and runs a regularly scheduled job to collect information and updates the SPM server.

The other functional areas (reporting configuration changes, comparing configurations, extracting configuration, and searching for configuration changes) are accessed via web browser through the SPM Server’s web interface.

If you would like to download the Client & Server .bff packages to try it out, please register first. For more information, you might try our documentation or just contact us.