Altiris Extends Virtualization Management
The latest release of Altiris' Server Management Suite comes with new virtual server deployment capabilities and enhanced Linux and Microsoft offerings.The latest release of Altiris Server Management Suite comes with new virtual server deployment capabilities and enhanced Linux and Microsoft offerings. The Salt Lake City company an--nounced the grab bag of server management upgrades Dec. 13. Altiris will build on its existing virtual server deployment features for VMwares VMware ESX by adding the ability to inventory virtual servers. "Now we can do [an] inventory [check] to see whats happening inside a virtual machine, and we can deliver software [upgrades] to those virtual machines," said Steve Morton, vice president of product management.
Although the deployment and inventory function is specific today to VMware ESX virtual servers, Altiris will expand that next year to the open-source Xen and Microsoft VM environments, Morton said.