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HP is embracing mobility with apps to allow sysadmins to receive alerts, manage systems and even shut down servers, all from the comfort of their booth seats at the pub.

HP already provides SiteScope, with which one can monitor servers and receive alerts on Android and iOS devices. But in a presentation at the HP Global Partner event in Las Vegas the company promised a good deal more functionality would be coming to mobile clients.

The new mobile management apps will be designed to show off the capabilities of HP's just-announced Gen8 servers. Those servers apparently monitor 1,600 systems parameters, data which will be available on the mobile app.

But mobile users will also be able to create management scripts, PC World reports, allowing the user to automate common management tasks even if those tasks are unique to their environment. The app will even report the physical location of a failing server, which can only help.

It's not clear when the app will be available for download, but the Gen8 servers will be available next month and HP will likely want to show off the mobile clients with them.

So there's still a few weeks to convince the company that an Android (or iOS) device is essential to modern system administration... if that's not already obvious. ®

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