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Re: MLM question (limits)

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Subject: Re: MLM question (limits)
From: "Lee, Richard FTC" <Richard.Lee.FTC@FMR.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 14:18:12 -0400
Did I read that right
NT on a Pentium outperformed UNIX on a server
What size boxes. How can NT handle thousands and UNIX only hundreds - sounds
like something is wrong there
Where can I get that benchmark info

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leslie Clark [SMTP:lclark@US.IBM.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 11:26 AM
> Subject:      Re: MLM question (limits)
> Like Netview, there are no architectural limits to what the MLM can
> support. It depends on your hardware and your network and your
> polling cycle.  Someone will correct me if I am wrong about this. That
> said, there were some benchmarks done that showed that the MLM ported
> to NT performed better than the Unix version which was originally
> designed for LAN use. The NT MLM has been benchmarked monitoring
> thousands of interfaces (in a lab environment, where network
> latency does not come into it).The Unix MLM is intended for hundreds.
> So probably you only need to worry about where you want the traffic and
> how many MLMs you want to be administering and how big a box you can
> afford.
> And of course how much more that up/down status you are monitoring.
> I know this does not help much, but there it is.
> Cordially,
> Leslie A. Clark
> IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
> What is the maximum number of devices that a MLM can support?
> Best Regards,
> Frank W. Hansen
> Tivoli Enterprise Certified Consultant
> Enterprise Innovations
> www.enterpriseinnovations.com
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