LinuxPlanet: Novell Plans Future of Red Carpet, ZenWorks

“What will happen with Ximian’s Red Carpet system management
tools for Linux, now that Ximian is part of Novell? At the
BrainShare show this week, Novell officials gave a roadmap for
integration between Red Carpet and its own ZenWorks tools for
crossplatform management. Stops along the way include two upcoming
product releases, codenamed Birdman and Brimstone.

“Red Carpet today contains some capabilities for Linux
management that aren’t available in ZenWorks, and vice versa,
maintained Richard Whitehead, director of product marketing at
Novell, during a press briefing at BrainShare.

“Right now, for example, ZenWorks supports Linux in addition to
Windows, Novell NetWare, and mobile platforms. ZenWorks, however,
provides only ‘minimal’ support for policy-based Linux management,
and this is mostly around software distribution, he said…”


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