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Re: Network Monitoring Tools
From: Robert Bowman <rob () elite exodus net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 07:23:58 -0700 (PDT)

We've used HP Openview, but we are now migrating to CA (Computer Associates)
UniCenter TNG.  UniCenter not only scales extremely well, but offers so
much more indepth analysis of end stations/routers/etc.  

here is the url:

http://www.cai.com/products/uctr.htm

Robert Bowman
Exodus Communications Inc.
rob () exodus net


I would like to solicit recommendations for network monitoring utilities. 
We are attempting to monitor around a thousand nodes (and growing).  We're
using SunNet Manager since we're primarily a Sun shop.  The problem is
it's taking a full time programmer (me) to keep up with the changes in our
net.  It doesn't seem like it ought to take that much effort.  The
operations staff is competent and ought to be able to configure a
monitoring utility.  Also, SunNet seems to be a cpu hog.  At the rate it
uses up cpu, I'll need a giga-SPARC by next year. 

So, the question of the day is what's in use and really works ?  I'm not
enamored of cute GUI interfaces, particularly ones that try to draw my
network out before giveing any useful information.  Among other problems,
running these over a less than wonderful connection to my hotel room is
painful.  Something that scales well into multipe thousands of nodes would
be nice.

Thanks in advance.
 --
David L. Hares, Senior Staff Programmer
AutoNet                                    Phone: (313) 995-6539
175 Jackson Plaza                          FAX  : (313) 995-6458
Ann Arbor, MI  48106 (USA)                 Email: dhares () autonet net




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