Red Hat Inc has added software provisioning to its Red Hat Network systems management software, enabling users to dynamically deploy, configure, and manage new Linux installations.
The Raleigh, North Carolina-based Linux vendor’s Provisioning Module is the latest delivery in Red Hat’s Open Source Architecture approach to expand its range of open source applications deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
So far that scheme has led to new applications such as Portal Server, Content Management System, Cluster Suite, and Developer Suite. The addition of the Provisioning Module will enable the deployment of those applications and the Linux operating system itself.
Provisioning Module features include OS provisioning, configuration management, multi-state rollback, kickstart configuration tools, and PRM-based application provisioning. The module is the third component of Red Hat’s Network systems management software.
The others are the Update Module, which keeps users up to date with operating system updates and is the entry level of a Red Hat Network subscription, and the Management Module, which enables users to group systems for role-based management.
Another new addition to the Open Source Architecture, the beta version of the Red Hat Application Server software product, is on show at this week’s LinuxWorld event. The product includes technologies from multiple open source application server and Java server projects, such as the ObjectWeb Consortium’s JOnAS 3.3 J2EE implementation.
Red Hat has also announced that its executive vice president of engineering, Paul Cormier, has been elected to the ObjectWeb Consortium board of directors. As a member of the board of directors, Cormier will help to drive ObjectWeb’s trategic direction, no doubt cementing the bond between the two organizations.
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