Seagate NerveCenter Pro Introduces First End-to-End Event Correlation Across Network Devices, UNIX Systems, Windows NT and Netware Servers; New software lets HP OpenView users "look behind the router" for detailed cross-domain correlation of network and system events.CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 1996--Seagate NerveCenter Pro(TM), a new version of the Seagate NerveCenter event correlation Event Correlation is the processes involved with reducing a large number of incident alerts to a much smaller, more manageable number within automated monitoring and incident/problem management in a Support Management System. system from Seagate Enterprise Management Software (Seagate EMS), lets users of the Hewlett-Packard OpenView Solution Framework for the first time correlate data collected from network devices, UNIX systems, and 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. servers across an enterprise network.
Seagate NerveCenter Pro is an event correlation application which uses behavior models to correlate network conditions, identify critical problems, filter-out superfluous events and take appropriate actions. In addition to correlating SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. events, Seagate NerveCenter Pro adds the capability to manage and correlate OpenView OperationsCenter (OpC) messages from UNIX systems and Seagate LANAlert messages from Windows NT and NetWare servers. Notification of correlated events can be sent to any 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 or OpC console.
Events from multiple sources can now be correlated to pinpoint problems that previously required operator analysis. In the case of a server with an IP and an IPX (Internetwork Packet EXchange) The network layer protocol in the NetWare operating system. Similar to the IP layer in TCP/IP, it contains a network address and allows messages to be routed to a different network or subnet. stack, for example, the status of each stack can be correlated and an automatic notification sent to indicate which stack is down -- or that the server, itself, has a problem.
Seagate NerveCenter Pro also dramatically improves the automatic identification of a problem's root cause by cross-correlating events from multiple nodes and device interfaces into a single alarm message. If a router with 100 devices behind it fails, for example, the operator will receive a single message reporting the router failure, versus the 101 alarms triggered by each affected device.
Roselie Buonauro, Seagate EMS vice president of marketing, said, "We've responded to requests from HP OpenView users who have made Seagate NerveCenter the industry-leading event correlation system by increasing the depth and breadth of its correlation capabilities. Integrating HP OpenView, OperationsCenter and Seagate LANAlert with Seagate NerveCenter is in line with our mission to merge Seagate EMS tools and those of our partners into genuine heterogeneous cross-domain solutions."
In addition to cross-device correlation, Seagate NerveCenter Pro introduces a vastly improved filter for event traps that captures variable bindings used by device vendors, as well as standard trap headers. This capability provides improved support for proxy agents and other non-standard SNMP and system events.
Seagate NerveCenter Pro, scheduled for release in March, supports HP OpenView Network Node Manager 3.3 and 4.0 and OperationsCenter 2.0 and 2.1. The software operates on HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. 9.0.5 and 10.0, SunOS 4.1.3 and Solaris 2.4 platforms. An enterprise Seagate NerveCenter Pro license is currently priced at $15,000.
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