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VMware integrates with VMware Lab Manager
VMware Inc. announced the general availability of VMware Lab Manager 2.5, the virtual lab automation system.

VMware Lab Manager enables users of VMware Infrastructure 3 to automate the setup, capture, storage and sharing of multi-machine software configurations, enabling IT organizations to provision and manage software development and test lab assets.

VMware also unveiled a VMware Lab Manager ROI calculator to help IT teams quantify and communicate the product’s potential value to their organizations. The ROI calculator is free of charge and available at www.vmware.com/go/lm_calculator.

VMware Lab Manager uses a shared pool of server, networking and other resources and allocates them as needed, and it provides local or remote users with a self-service portal that enables on-demand access to a shared library of complex multi-machine configurations.

VMware Lab Manager 2.5 offers the following enhancements designed to provide customers with platform support and further the product’s ease of use:

  • New library storage options
  • Expanded operating system support
  • Enhanced automation capabilities

VMware Lab Manager 2.5 is available for purchase. A la carte pricing for VMware Lab Manager starts at US $15,000 and list pricing for VMware Lab Manager bundled with VMware Infrastructure 3 starts at US $35,000. More information is available at www.vmware.com/go/labmanager.

Elcomsoft releases the Basic version of Elcomsoft System Recovery

Elcomsoft has released the Basic version of Elcomsoft System Recovery. The Basic version delivers a solution to system recovery. Purchase the program online, download the software, burn it to a CD-ROM, boot your computer and reset the Administrator’s password.

Elcomsoft System Recovery is self-contained, allowing you to access each of your desktops and workstations (but not servers), without the need for third-party or proprietary software.

The program supports Windows NT4/2000/XP/Vista. With full Unicode compliance, Elcomsoft System Recovery supports US and non-US versions of Windows, with multilingual user names and passwords. The program automatically detects which version of Windows you’re using. Elcomsoft System Recovery is compatible with all PC hardware, including RAID and SCSI devices.

There are two other applications in Elcomsoft’s series of system recovery products: Elcomsoft System Recovery Professional works not only with local computer accounts, but also with domain controllers running Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server, as well as Windows Server 2003, with full Active Directory support. The Professional version costs US$599 for a single-user licence, includes express delivery worldwide, and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. The US$199 Standard version (without Active Directory support) is also available via express shipping. The US$49 Basic version is available for immediate download. For more information about all three versions of Elcomsoft System Recovery, please visit http://esr.elcomsoft.com/.

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