Veritas has announced a new version of its OpForce provisioning software that can help administrators install and manage applications as well as operating systems on servers.
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The new version of OpForce is integrated with the Volume Manager and File System software that make up Veritas Storage Foundation. Integration with Veritas Cluster Server, which had been expected with this release, has been pushed back until 2005.
As part of an agreement between Veritas and BEA, OpForce now integrates better with BEA's WebLogic application server. WebLogic users can use features such as preconfigured templates to make it easier to manage their software for use with OpForce. In turn, BEA has integrated support for OpForce into WebLogic 8.1 service pack 3.
Veritas spokeswoman Jill Stevenson said OpForce could be used to provision any application and a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, Solaris and Aix.
OpForce is based on software Veritas acquired with the purchase of Jareva Technologies.
Robert McMillan writes for IDG News Service