A couple of weeks ago I wrote about VMware Studio 2.0. VMware Studio 2.0 has just officially been released.
VMware Studio 2.0 helps author, configure, deploy and customize vApps and virtual appliances. vApps support the industry standard Open Virtualization Format (OVF). vApps can be deployed on VMware vSphere 4.0 or in the cloud. vCenter Server 4.0 now supports creating and running vApps, as well as importing and exporting them in compliance with OVF 1.0 standard.
Studio 2.0 is designed to be used by ISVs, developers, IT professionals and members of the virtualization community. It is a free product and is available as a virtual appliance.
The following new features have been added:
- Ability to create multiple-VM appliances, or vApps, to run on VMware vSphere.
- More provisioning engines including ESX/ESXi 3.5 and 4, VMware Workstation 6.5.1, and VMware Server 2.0.
- Build support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) virtual appliances.
- Build support for 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES).
- Build support new Linux distributions RHEL 5.3, CentOS 5.3, and Ubuntu 8.04.1.
- Extensible management services allow you to customize an interface into a new tab.
- An Eclipse™ plug-in helps you package applications and create management services.
- Automatic dependency resolution for application packages installed on Linux-based virtual appliances.
- Existing VM build (input-as-VM) for Linux virtual appliances.
- DMTF standard OVF 1.0 and open virtual appliance (OVA) packaging. VMware Studio 1.0 supported OVF 0.9.
- Eclipse usability improvements.
- Appliance updates from CDROM.
- Web console footer customization in the appliance VM.
- EULA first-boot display control in the appliance VM.
- Host name editing in the Web console of the appliance VM.
- Security fix for VMware Studio when uploading management services. See CVE-2009-2968.
Just download it and try it out!