Released in May as part of the VMware vFabric Suite 5.1, the latest version of VMware vFabric Web Server, VMware’s commercial web server (based on the popular Apache HTTP Server project), includes a number of improvements in the areas of manageability and security. July heralds an incremental update version 5.1.1, with enhancements to security, mod_ssl and other components.
There are a number of improvements in the area of manageability, including RPMs for Linux in addition to traditional self-extracting zip packages, which support rollback and parallel installation. A number of new platforms are supported in addition to Windows and Linux, most notably Solaris on both Intel/AMD and Sparc hardware.
Improving Manageability with mod_bmx
The most interesting new development for vFabric Web Server is that it is the first Apache HTTPD-based web server shipped with mod_bmx to support monitoring and management.