Last week Novell, now owned by Attachmate, has updated its management solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platforms: Cloud Manager.
- Virtualization hosts and virtual machines import
The objects from the existing virtual infrastructure can be imported and manipulated in the Cloud Manager inventory. Xen, VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V supported.
- Manual resources allocation
Administrators can modify resources allocated for each workload deployed in the cloud without re-provisioning it.
Cloud Manager ships with a chargeback module that allows to assign costs to workloads, resources and services. This component now supports multiple currencies.
- Multiple workloads ordering
The GUI now allows to order multiple workloads with a single request.
- Support for logical disks
Logical disks can be added to any workload template.
- iPhone client
Novell now offers a free app for the Apple iPhone to remotely manage the cloud infrastructure. No iPad version yet.