updated 07:45 pm EDT, Mon March 17, 2008
Surgient virtual lab
Surgient today unveiled a new version to its virtual lab management software, introducing a number of features that add to its support of heterogeneous and mixed lab environments. Version 5.4 adds compliancy with VMware ESX 3.5 systems, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, as well as the integration of SOAP and command line interfaces into the SDK. Licenses for Surgients product lifecycle systems start at $15,000.
In addition to the aforementioned features, the update also includes improved support for HP Quality Center, which enhances virtual network configurations and the use of testing tool hosts.
Enhanced storage configuration support adds functionality for VMware VMFS using shared, distributed SAN LUNs. This format supports high-performance management and delivery for local storage, NFS, and shared, distributed VMFS partitions on a SAN.
Version 5.4 also introduces support for Mac OS X clients through Firefox.