The VMware Communities Roundtable crew assembled again this morning. This week, our topic was the recently released Stage Manager and our guest was Eddie Dinel, Stage Manager’s product manager. Stage Manager, if you’re not familiar with it, is Lab Manager’s younger cousin, but dedicated to staging and rolling-out the sets of VMs that comprise your business applications. You might think you can do it with snapshots and careful testing and bookkeeping of which linked clone is going where, and which set of servers have what patch on them, but Stage Manager does more and you’re much less likely to screw it up. With a 60-day eval, it’s worth checking out.
Links you can use:
- Stage Manager product page, where you can get to resources like these:
- Sign up for the June 25th webcast: Automated Release Management with VMware Stage Manager
- VMworld Europe 2008 presentation: Introduction to VMware Stage Manager (you need a free VMworld account to view this streaming video.)
- Check out Scott Lowe’s Tech-Ed coverage over at http://blog.scottlowe.org/