IBM releases Director 5.10 and Virtual Machine Manager 2.01

IBM annonced its new Director 5.10 on 23th September and released it on 25th October.

Director is an enteprise management platform free for IBM xSeries and BladeCenter customers, also managing any kind of operating system.

Since December 2004 IBM also released a great add-on for Director called Virtual Machine Manager, able to interact with VMware ESX Server, GSX Server and Microsoft Virtual Server hosts (since version 2.0) to discovery and manage even virtual machines, performing some tasks VMware VirtualCenter usually offers, like migrating virtual machines from a managed host with high CPU usage to a managed host with the lowest CPU usage.

Till today IBM annonced the new Virtual Machine Manager without releasing it, so who switched to Director 5.10 lost control of virtual infrastructure.
Now the Virtual Machine Manager 2.01 is out, bringing a couple of bug fixes and support for the new Director release.

Download IBM Director 5.10 and Virtual Machine Manager 2.01 here.

You could also be interested in reading the related IBM Redbook (in updating for Director 5.10): Implementing Systems Management Solutions using IBM Director