VMware Stage Manager 1.0 reaches beta 2 milestone

Announced for the first time at VMworld 2007, launched in beta in January, and expected for Q2 2008, the newest automation from VMware, Stage Manager (VSM), entered in the beta 2 phase last week.

The new build (1471) introduces several new capabilities and enhancements like:

  • Change history View an annotated history of actions on a configuration.
  • Guest customization This feature replaces the VM Personalizer utility.
  • Service template Stage Manager administrators can set up and change a default service template, used for creation of new services
  • Partial deployment of configurations Deploy portions of a configuration rather than the whole configuration.
  • Demote configuration Demote a configuration to any prior stage.

Enroll for the beta program here.