Novell announced the availability of ZENworks Orchestrator 1.1 in this press release at Linux World.  ZENworks Orchestrator is an exciting new data center management solution that can help manage both physical and virtual resources.

The virtual machine management capabilities offer “full lifecycle management” for SUSE Linux Enterprise running Xen virtualization.  Orchestrator is by design, heterogeneous, so it can manage not only Xen virtualization environments, but also VMware virtualization, and eventually Microsoft virtualization. Think of it as an added layer of intelligence to help you manage the growing number of virtual servers you have running… and if you already have something like VMware Virtual Center already, it will help add additional intelligence and automation to your VMware environment.

More details about Orchestrator are available here and more about the Virtual Machine Management Pack here.  Additional info is forthcoming, so stay tuned…