I'd suggest upgrading to NetView V5.1 on NT. A lot of the problems
you're talking about were either fixed in V5.0a, or V5.1 of NetView
We currently run both (V4.1 of AIX version), and V5.1 of NT version.
We don't see the trapd problems on NT.
If I were making a decision for the 1st time... I'd probably look at
a) What 3rd party products do I need, and what is supported on
b) What type of expertise do I have in my support people (AIX or NT).
c) Overall cost.
Gary Boyles gary.p.boyles AT intel DOT com
From: Deborah Stephenson [mailto:debbie_stephenson AT UK.IBM DOT COM]
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 10:19 AM
To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
Subject: Re: Differences between NetView on NT & UNIX
I don't know al the differences, but if you have the option of NT or UNIX
go for UNIX.
We have netview5.0 for NT and are thinking of moving back to AIX.
One major downfall for NT is the seedfile NOT supporting positive ranges, NT
only supports negative ranges. wildcards.are only supported if used with
Also we have had a lot of trouble with trapd faling over and being unable to
restart, we have to reboot.
If you get anymore horror stories about netview for NT can you forward them
me, I need some more arguements for switching to AIX.
Debbbie_Stephenson AT uk.ibm DOT com
NV-L AT UCSBVM.ucsb DOT edu on 12/01/99 14:56:41
Please respond to NV-L AT UCSBVM.ucsb DOT edu
To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.ucsb DOT edu
Subject: Differences between NetView on NT & UNIX
Does anyone know what the differences are between NetView v5.1 on NT, and
NetView v5.1 on UNIX.
Compaq Network Support Group
Compaq Computer Limited