Linux network management firm Aduva will make several product announcements at LinuxWorld San Francisco next week, aimed at simplifying the deployment and management of a widespread Linux server environment.
Aduva will launch Version 3.0 of its OnStage management platform. The software can be used to control the configuration of and monitor the health of hundreds of Linux servers from a single GUI-based console.
Aduva is adding to Version 3.0 a module that can allow users to integrate management of Sun Solaris servers with Linux servers, allowing administrators to manage both operating system types from a single console. The software will also contain a feature aimed at making it easier for users to migrate from Solaris to Linux. The software provides tools and configuration wizards for moving data and applications from Sun boxes to Linux servers. Aduva says it also revamped its GUI and added a new reporting module, allowing administrators to generate reports on Linux server activity.
Along with its Sun-focused OnStage 3.0 release, Aduva will be integrating advanced management integration with IBM at LinuxWorld. OnStage will now have the ability to manage all of IBM's various server hardware platforms running Linux, the company says. While in the past, only Intel-based servers running Linux could be controlled via OnStage, the new IBM integration support will allow IBM zSeries (mainframe), PowerPC-based pSeries and iSeries, BladeCenter JS20 as well as Intel-based xSeries servers running Linux to be controlled via the OnStage interface.