Sun Microsystems has released an update to its Solaris 8 operating system, adding several tools designed to simplify the management of large numbers of servers.
Sun has added a number of new features to make the configuration of servers and the maintenance of the software running on them easier for network administrators to manage.
One of the new features is the Web Start Flash technology for transferring a single server configuration onto other machines.
The new version includes several tools for working with mobile IP (Internet Protocol), such as reverse tunnelling technology to enable remote workers and telecommuters to access and transmit information securely.
Users can download the Solaris software at no charge for eight or fewer CPUs (central processing units) at Sun's Web site.