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HP Announces HP OpenView Enterprise Solutions Now Manage Mission-Critical LAN-Based Environments That Include Novell NetWare and Windows NT Server.

PALO ALTO Palo Alto, city, California
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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 1996-- Hewlett-Packard Company today announced it has expanded its network and system-management offerings with a comprehensive set of scaleable information-technology (IT) management products that will allow customers to take control of their mission-critical LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used.  environments. These include Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking.  and Novell NetWare (operating system, networking) Novell NetWare - Novell, Inc.'s proprietary networking operating system for the IBM PC.

NetWare uses the IPX/SPX, NetBEUI or TCP/IP network protocols. It supports MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and Unix clients.

As a result, customers now can manage their LAN environments from one integrated and centralized industry-leading management solution, which should decrease the cost of managing and increase the level of service provided to end users.

These new IT management solutions cover network, system, application and database management. They complement HP's existing strong support for UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
(R) system- and Windows-based environments, and provide customers with one solution for managing an open and heterogeneous enterprise.

Today's announcement includes new Windows NT- and Novell NetWare-based agents for leading HP OpenView HP OpenView was a Hewlett Packard product range consisting of an extensive portfolio of network and systems management products. In 2007 the entire HP OpenView portfolio was rebranded under the strengthened HP Software name.  enterprise management solutions, including IT/Operations, MeasureWare, IT/Administration and OmniBack II. It also includes HP OpenView Solution Framework products that now are supporting Windows NT, such as HP OpenView Network Node (networking) network node - (node) An addressable device attached to a computer network. If the node is a computer it is more often called a "host".  Manager, among others. There also will be new integration between HP OpenView and management solutions that are provided by Novell and Symantec.

"This announcement demonstrates HP's commitment to helping customers more effectively manage their Windows NT, Novell NetWare and UNIX system Noun 1. UNIX system - trademark for a powerful operating system
UNIX, UNIX operating system

operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
 environments," said Olivier Helleboid, general manager of HP's Network and System Management Division. "These HP OpenView solutions give customers the tools they need to better manage today's complex LAN environments. IT managers can now provide end users in Novell NetWare and Windows NT environments with the same high levels of service they now provide to other parts of the organization."


Previously limited to word processing word processing, use of a computer program or a dedicated hardware and software package to write, edit, format, and print a document. Text is most commonly entered using a keyboard similar to a typewriter's, although handwritten input (see pen-based computer) and , spreadsheet manipulation and other office functions, LAN-based applications now include critical business functions such as order processing, billing and manufacturing control. As a result, comprehensive local-management solutions are becoming more important to IT managers who now are being asked to manage the availability and performance of LAN-based applications, and facilitate the daily operations and on-going configuration of local systems and services.

IT managers today require a comprehensive solution that can address the broad and diverse set of LAN management challenges facing them. The HP solutions announced today will enable IT organizations to manage these environments from a consistent, integrated and industry-leading solution that now spans from the enterprise to the desktop.

"The mission-critical workgroup environment has arrived," said Patrick McBride, an analyst at the META Group. "As a result, the lifeblood of a business can be running on an Intel-based system A computer that uses a CPU from Intel, typically a Core or earlier Pentium chip. Also known as an "x86-based system." The x86 designation comes from the 8086 family of chips, which was used in the first PC and the ancestor of all that followed: 286, 386, 486, Pentium and Core.  thousands of miles away from corporate headquarters."


New HP OpenView functionality is provided in three ways. The first way is through new Windows NT- and Novell NetWare-based agents for the following leading HP OpenView enterprise management solutions: IT/Operations, MeasureWare, IT/Administration, OpenSpool and OmniBack II.

"I'm pleased to see HP bring MeasureWare functionality to the Windows NT platform, which now provides the type of data we currently receive for our UNIX systems," said Ron Welf, manager of system performance and capacity planning Determining the required future configuration of hardware and software for a network, datacenter or Web site. There are numerous capacity planning tools on the market used to monitor and analyze the performance of the current hardware and software.  at Charles Schwab Charles Schwab can refer to:
  • Charles M. Schwab, founder of Bethlehem Steel.
  • Charles R. Schwab, founder of the brokerage.
  • Charles Schwab Corporation, the brokerage.
 & Co. "This brings us a step closer to correlating usage and performance information across the entire scope of network and system resources (1) In a computer system, system resources are the components that provide its inherent capabilities and contribute to its overall performance. System memory, cache memory, hard disk space, IRQs and DMA channels are examples.  required by a distributed application An application made up of distinct components running in separate runtime environments, usually on different platforms connected via a network. Typical distributed applications ."

"We are very excited about the announcement of HP to extend the management of HP OpenView IT/Operations to Windows NT," said Michael Zurheide, MIS Director See CIO.

MIS Director - Chief Information Officer
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 Verlag AG publishing company. "Now we will be able to consolidate status information of our mission-critical applications regardless of the operating system operating system (OS)

Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs.
 environment -- UNIX or Windows NT. This will improve service quality for our end-users who work in a heterogeneous environment Using hardware and system software from different vendors. Organizations often use computers, operating systems and databases from a variety of vendors. Contrast with homogeneous environment. ."

New functionality announced today extends beyond the LAN server (1) A network operating system from IBM that runs as a server application under OS/2 and supports DOS, Windows and OS/2 clients. Originally based on LAN Manager when OS/2 was jointly developed by IBM and Microsoft, starting with LAN Server 3.  to the individual desktop PC. For example, through IT/Administration's agent for Novell NetWare environments, administrators can access more than 120 items of inventory data about each client PC system and the software installed on it.

Additionally, today's announced agents and modules for Windows NT provide an opportunity for greater levels of integration between HP OpenView products and Microsoft(R) Systems Management Server, as part of the previously announced cooperation between HP and Microsoft.

"The on-going work between HP and Microsoft to provide integration between HP OpenView and Systems Management Server will provide benefits to our mutual customers," said Bob Kruger, general manager, Business Systems Division at Microsoft.

The second way HP is providing distributed LAN management functionality is through key HP OpenView Solution Framework products that support Windows NT, in addition to existing support for UNIX system platforms. HP announced today plans to provide complete PerfView, IT/Operations, IT/Administration and OmniBack II support for Windows NT. As a result, HP OpenView customers can select their operating system of choice and can allocate management responsibilities flexibly among multiple operators on UNIX system and Windows NT-based systems.

Additionally, HP today announced that the industry-leading network management solution, HP OpenView Network Node Manager, also will be available on Windows NT. Now, customers can choose their preferred operating system while fulfilling requirements for network management from the local environment to the enterprise through three solutions: Network Node Manager on UNIX system, Network Node Manager on Windows NT and Workgroup Node Manager on Microsoft Windows See Windows.

(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
. As a result, HP OpenView Solution Partners now can integrate their applications with a single set of common integration points that span all network-management solutions.

"We're very excited about the Network Node Manager on Windows NT and plan to take full advantage of its strong integration services and its ability to interoperate with HP's new fully distributed Fully distributed

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 architecture," said Thomas Dyal, product line manager at Bay Networks. "HP's NT plans match our own strategic directions for scalable Optivity support of Windows NT."

The third way HP is providing improved management of LAN environments is through new integration between HP OpenView and management solutions provided by Novell and Symantec.

HP today announced today the HP OpenView for Windows Workgroup Node Manager Professional Suite. Based on the HP OpenView Workgroup Node Manager, the suite includes server NOS management software for Windows NT and Novell NetWare servers from Network Integration Inc. The suite also includes Symantec's Norton Administrator for Networks (NAN), which adds client support for inventory, software metering Limiting the number of users running an application from a centralized source (server) based on the current license agreement.  and distribution, antivirus protection, and Desktop-Management-Interface (DMI (Desktop Management Interface) The first desktop management standard from the DMTF. Enabling PCs to be monitored from a central console, it was superseded by the DMTF's Common Information Model (see CIM). )-compliant equipment. Additionally, third-party vendors can develop applications that integrate with HP's Professional Suite the same way they previously have integrated with HP OpenView for Windows Workgroup Node Manager.

"Network administrators need to manage a breadth of PC environments ranging from the local workgroup to multiple LANs that are widely distributed Adj. 1. widely distributed - growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"

bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms
," said Ted Schlein, Symantec vice president, Networking and Client/Server Technology. "Our integration of key Norton Administrator components to both HP OpenView for Windows and HP OpenView for UNIX system is an important part of our overall strategy and a key requirement for our customers."

Today's announcement also includes additional Novell ManageWise integration with HP OpenView Network Node Manager, HP OpenView IT/Operations and HP MeasureWare. For more information, refer to today's separate press release on this integration.


The solutions announced today enable management responsibility to reside within the LAN environment itself, or at the corporate level, site level or business-unit IT levels. IT management solutions must adapt to the customer's unique environment by supporting the flexible allocation of management responsibility among multiple, and often geographically dispersed, operators and administrators.

As an example, a customer may want the companywide policy for data backups to be defined at the corporate IT level, yet may want specific backup scheduling performed at the local level while allowing individual users to perform their own restores of backed-up data. OmniBack II supports this allocation of management responsibility.


Today's announcement relates to other announcements made by HP to provide the richest solution for LAN-based environments and the most manageable systems available.

On Feb. 26, HP announced availability of the industry's most manageable network-ready personal computer, the HP Vectra XM Series 4 PC. The Pentium(R)-based HP Vectra XM Series 4 PC can be turned on remotely from anywhere on an Ethernet LAN -- a feature known as LAN Remote Power. It includes local and remote support for the OpenView management platform as well as a number of performance enhancements. Processors range from the industry's fastest Pentium processor -- the 166MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc.  -- to the 75MHz Pentium processors.

In addition to HP's Vectra XM Series 4 PC, HP NetServer Navigator is another example of HP's efforts to provide OpenView-manageable computer systems.

"Today's interconnected workgroup is a demanding computing environment," said Duncan Campbell Duncan Campbell may refer to several people:
  • Duncan Campbell (investigative journalist), journalist and television producer, best known for his work on Signals Intelligence.
  • Duncan Campbell (The Guardian), writer on crime and Latin America.
, worldwide marketing manager for HP's Network Server Division. "Interconnected workgroups require high-performance, constantly available, affordable network servers that connect members of a workgroup to each other, the rest of their organization and the world. Every HP NetServer that has ever shipped has included a copy of HP OpenView as part of a comprehensive management tool called HP NetServer Navigator. It is the proven way to manage today's dynamic information requirements The information needed to support a business or other activity. Systems analysts turn information requirements (the what and when) into functional specifications (the how) of an information system. ."

Additionally, HP also announced on Feb. 26 HP Interconnect Manager for Windows or OpenView for Windows, a management solution for cost-effective performance optimization in emerging switched environments. The new product includes an integrated-traffic monitor that allows users to view overall network performance at a glance. This helps network managers with switch placement and optimization.


HP OpenView offers users integrated network, system, application and database management for multivendor distributed-computing environments. Solutions consist of a broad portfolio of management products from HP and OpenView Solution Partners and a complete set of services that help customers improve service and reduce operations costs. The HP OpenView Solution Framework provides services to application developers for the complete management of distributed networks, systems, applications and databases. HP OpenView manages Novell NetWare and Windows NT servers and PCs, and HP, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Sun Microsystems, NCR (NCR Corporation, Dayton, OH, A technology company specializing in financial terminal transactions, retail systems and data warehousing. Until the late 1990s, NCR was heavily invested in the hardware side of the industry, known worldwide as a major manufacturer of computers , Bull, Silicon Graphics, Sequent and Digital Equipment Corporation computers.

HP is the largest producer of enterprise network-management platforms, with HP OpenView installed in more than 100,000 networks around the world. There are more than 220 complementary HP OpenView-based management solutions available on a variety of platforms, including HP 9000 systems, Sun Microsystems Solaris and SunOS workstations and Microsoft Windows NT-based systems. HP OpenView is licensed to NCR, Data General, Hitachi, Groupe Bull, Alcatel, Siemens and Stratus.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer of computing, communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 105,200 employees and had revenue of $31.5 billion in its 1995 fiscal year.

Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open(tm) Company Limited. X/Open is a trademark of X/Open Company Limited in the UK and other countries.

Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Pentium is a U.S. registered trademark of Intel Corp. Intel is a U.S. trademark of Intel Corp. Windows is a U.S. trademark of Microsoft Corp.

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