RE: Compaq Insight Managment Agents

2001-07-06 11:45:15
Subject: RE: Compaq Insight Managment Agents
From: "Eric Pobst" <epobst AT mediaone DOT net>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 11:45:15 -0400

Yes the CIM agents do run as a subagent to Microsoft SNMP agent (In our
case, Terminal Server 4).  The only thing I do know for sure is the
Microsoft agent is limited.  I have been getting good feedback from
everyone, importantly, that everyone is using some sort of subagent in
reference to monitoring compaq hardware.

Thanks everyone for the responses.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l AT tkg DOT com [mailto:owner-nv-l AT tkg DOT com]On Behalf Of 
Maine Jr.
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 10:18 AM
To: 'IBM NetView Discussion'
Subject: RE: [NV-L] Compaq Insight Managment Agents

The default Microsoft SNMP agent is very limited. Are you going to use NT 4
or Windows 2000? Do you know if the Compaq agents will run as a subagent of
Microsoft's agent?

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Pobst [mailto:epobst AT mediaone DOT net]
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 9:12 AM
To: nv-l AT tkg DOT com
Subject: [NV-L] Compaq Insight Managment Agents

I was wondering if anyone has any insight (play on words) on the necessity
of compaq insight management agents.  We are currenly in the planning stage
of rolling about 250 citrix boxes (compaq hardware - Terminal Server 4 Svc.
Pk 5) into the Netview monitoring realm.  All the research I have found, to
get access to the compaq proprietary mibs, requires the various agents
(Foundation, Storage, Nic ....).  A co-worker insists that to do extensive
hardware monitoring (disk status, memory, fan....), Microsofts SNMP service
would suffice as stand alone.  Unfortunately, we haven't acquired a test
box, but the process must begin soon in order to get the Microsoft SNMP
service installed as well as the agents (if necessary) given the time it
takes to get this done.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Eric Pobst

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