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Subject: Re: NETVIEW vs. TEC
From: Holger Heimann <hh@IT-SEC.DE>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 15:33:12 +0100
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>What you are missing is a direction.  What do you want to manage?

That's how I feel ;-)

I want to manage (better monitor) - say - "objects" and I do not care if it
is a router or a Database in the first place. I want to monitor an
IT-System, assuming that any part of it can be vital. I would like to be
able to do that active (or polled mode, maybe with limitations) and passive
(with agents).

>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.

I learned that there are external agents that provide some of the
functionality the TEC does (i.e. Tavve, I guess). Isn't it true, that I can
build a essentially similar functionality to TEC combining the products and
putting a little glue to it?

TEC costs 5-10 times what Netview costs, no scaling option. But at least for
monitoring purposes only it looks like Netview would be sufficient - with
some Add-Ons and a little bit of work.

Holger Heimann

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