Novell announces ZENworks Virtual Machine Management

After recent IBM, Opsware, Computer Associates and Symantec moves also Novell enters the virtualization multi-platforms management segment:

Four new solutions from the Novell ZENworks systems and resource management family provide a complete set of integrated ITIL**-based services that automate management across diverse server and client platforms for both physical and virtual environments. These systems management solutions from Novell now manage and schedule heterogeneous virtual machine deployments, including Xen virtualization on Linux, and automate the load balancing of these machines.

Novell ZENworks Virtual Machine Management gives organizations the ability to confidently employ virtualization in their data centers, whether running on Linux, UNIX or Windows machines. From VMware to Microsoft to Xen virtualization environments, this policy-based solution automates the process of deploying and managing virtual data center assets, as well as dynamically provisioning workloads and ensuring business continuity. This solution also manages virtualized environments in Novell Open Enterprise Server…

A more detailed list of features includes:

  • Supports VMware, Xen and Microsoft
  • Discovers servers for virtual machine commissioning
  • Discovers off-line and online virtual machines
  • Provides deployment, re-deployment and rollback of virtual machines
  • Manages physical, virtual and storage compute nodes
  • Provides the assurances of redundancy, high availability and disaster recovery
  • Features constraint-based job assignment and rules execution
  • Deploys and moves workloads dynamically to more fully utilize available resources

The product will be available on early December with an undisclosed price.