What you are missing is a direction. What do you want to manage?
TEC allows you to combine all sorts of events into the mix because it has
the Logfile adapter, which can be set up to read any ASCII log. And TEC
allows you to correlate events from other Tivoli products such as Inventory
and Software Distribution. It is more comprehensive than NetView, unless
you are going to write your own agents.
On the other hand, NetView alone will suffice if the only management you
are doing is network management using SNMP. The NT product is not a good
choice to look at here because it lack the full-blown ruleset capability of
the UNIX product. But understand this, there is no correlation in TEC
which goes "backward" into NetView. If you want to turn an icon's color to
something other than what it is usually, then you must do that within
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
Holger Heimann <hh@IT-SEC.DE> on 02/08/99 04:52:24 AM
Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on
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Subject: NETVIEW vs. TEC
I'm trying to understand the practical differences (not the marketing or
historical ones) between Netview and the Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC)
We habe a Netview 5.0 Demo Version here under NT (yuck!) and know the TEC
just from papers and a recent demonstration.
As far as I understand, Netview is basically SNMP based and works by
network devices. TEC supports agents and is therefore somehow passive and
capable to monitor almost everything by design. Both support thresholds,
On the other hand, one can also configure traps and actions in Netview as
well as it can be used with external agents that monitor whatever you like,
like the TEC. So one can, at least for monitoring, do roughly the same with
So, if I want to get something from green to red on some well defined
condition and execute some action then, I finally can use both, can I?
What am I missing for the 50K$ price-difference?