Tivoli adds Java console to NetView to boost participation of network operators

Tivoli adds Java console to NetView to boost participation of network operators

Tivoli Systems Inc. has put a Java Web client console in its NetView 6.0 network management software.

'You see NetView's view of the world wherever you have a browser,' said Jim Carey, a network management director for the Austin, Texas, company.

The Web client presents information about a network's node status, object collections, events and real-time diagnostics. The Tivoli product also allows many more network operators to participate than the previous version of NetView did, Carey said.

Another new feature uses location-sensitive topology to simplify network map layout.

'Getting the network correct is one thing,' Carey said. 'Matching it with your operators' view of the world so that they can quickly and effectively use the tool is entirely another problem,' he said.

Object collections in NetView 6.0 have been renamed SmartSets, Carey said. The SmartSets let administrators group network resources according to common attributes, such as resource type or location.

Isolation time

The software also isolates router faults to identify defective hardware quickly, Carey said.

The upgraded NetView version runs under IBM AIX, SunSoft Solaris, Compaq Tru64 Unix and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.

NetView 6.0 for an organization with 100 high-end servers costs about $50,000 with a government discount, Tivoli spokeswoman Carolyn Smith said.

Contact Tivoli at 800-284-8654.

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