Seagate NerveCenter is a competing product to SMARTS. It works the
old-fashioned way, custom built filters and logic trees vs. SMARTS codebook.
Both approaches have limitations, but SMARTS may have an edge in
out-of-the-box installation and setup. Both can operate stand-alone (they
have there own status pollers) and pass events on to Fault Mgmt platforms.
SMARTS is much more expensive, though (at least it was a year ago).
There are a couple new products out there, but IMHO, they are all too
immature and limited in capability.
Sr. Network Mgmt. Engineer
From: Gebhart, Tom (CC-MIS Tech Systems)
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 4:01 PM
Subject: [NV-L] root cause analysis
Does anyone have a good recommendation (for or against) a solution to
cause analysis" in NetView? I've read about SMARTS' InCharge and it sounds
good. Are there any other solutions to consider. Thanks, Tom G.
Senior Network Administrator