Seagate Releases DiMONS 1.2
SEAGATE Enterprise Management Software (Seagate EMS)
has released DiMONS
1.2, the latest step users of the NetLabs/DiMONS network
platform can follow for migrating to the HP OpenView
network and systems
management platform. DiMONS 1.2 is intended to be the
final version of
the platform software, incorporating enhanced alarm
and reporting features designed to take advantage of
NerveCenter event correlation application.
Seagate NerveCenter is a distributed, rule-based application
a state diagram paradigm to correlate network conditions,
critical problems, and filter superfluous events. Combined
OpenView Network Node Manager, an enterprise license
NerveCenter can distribute network management across
Users at remote sites can handle local problems and
designated events for centralized management.
DiMONS 1.2 runs on SunSPARC and HP 9000 workstations
and is being
delivered as part of maintenance agreements. Seagate
priced at $15,000. The next release of Seagate NerveCenter,
be available with the conversion software in November,
will be offered
to DiMONS customers at a discount. For more information
Enterprise Management Software Inc., 19925 Stevens Creek
Cupertino, CA 95014, (408) 342-4500; FAX: (408) 342-4600;
Network Peripherals Introduces Adapters and LAN Switch
Network Peripherals has introduced a third-generation
switching hub and a new PCI adapter for connecting to
a FDDI workgroup
backbone. The EIFO+ Client/Server Switching Hub was
workgroups with up to 500 users and provides 12 10Mbps
ports for workstation or Ethernet segment connections,
and two 100Mbps
FDDI fiber or unshielded twisted pair (CDDI) uplinks
for backbone access
or server connectivity.
EIFO+ implements three significant features: the FIREchip,
fragmentation engine implemented on a switch port basis;
Distributed Switching Architecture, described as delivering
wire-speed performance on each of the EIFO+'s 12 ports;
virtual LAN (VLAN) creation and mirroring capabilities
to define and
manage VLANs over an FDDI network.
The NPI-PCI adapters provide a copper (CDDI) or fiber
for PCI bus systems. The adapter uses a 32-bit DMA bus
architecture with one megabyte of on-board buffer memory.
software is optimized for Novell NetWare 3.x/4.x, Microsoft
3.5, and is compliant with ODI and NDIS 3.x standards.
statistics are provided by integrated SMT 7.3 station
software handled by the on-board CPU.
EIFO+ pricing depends on configuration and starts at
adapter pricing begins at $795. For more information
Peripherals, 1371 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035,
FAX: (408) 321-9218.
Kovisoft Ships Universal Desktop 1.0 For UNIX
Kovisoft, Inc. has announced Universal Desktop version
implementation of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
for HP-UX 9.0.5,
Novell UnixWare 2, SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris SPARC 2.4, and
Solaris x86 2.4.
CDE is a joint effort of Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell,
Universal Desktop is a standard implementation of CDE
licensed from Novell. Universal Desktop provides both
a graphical user
interface (GUI) for users and an application programming
CDE provides UNIX with a consistent GUI across workstations,
terminals, and personal computers. CDE also provides
a single API across
the major UNIX platforms. The Universal Desktop is CDE
includes features for software developers such as Electronic
Calendar Scheduling API, ToolTalk Development Libraries,
Drag and Drop,
Application Builder, Icon Editor, CDE Motif Libraries,
CDE Motif Window
Manager, and CDE Widget Libraries. The Universal Desktop
for users such as Electronic Mail, Text Editor, Motif-based
Tool, Login Manager, Session Manager, Workspace Manager,
Manager, Calendar Manager, Print Manager, File Manager,
and Help Manager.
The Universal Desktop Personal Edition is priced at
$345 for a single
workstation, with discounts for bundles. The Universal
Edition is priced at $595, and includes additional documentation.
more information contact Kovisoft, Inc., 4040 Moorpark
Ave., Suite 206,
San Jose CA 95117, (408) 244-3650; FAX: (408) 244-3651;
email@example.com; WWW: http://www.kovi.com.
OpenVision Announces OpenV*Event Manager 3.0
OpenVision Technologies, Inc., has announced OpenV*Event
The new release manages and monitors operating system,
business application operations on over 4,000 nodes
from a single
OpenV*Event Manager Event Engine. Improved scalability
four-fold increase in the number of nodes OpenV*Event
OpenV*Event Manager 3.0 provides a 3-tier architecture
Management Console, Event Engine, and Intelligent Agents.
Console provides a graphical interface for viewing and
network-wide activities. The Event Engine runs on a
UNIX server and
handles communication between Intelligent Agents and
Console. Intelligent Agents are placed on remote nodes,
or clients, to monitor systems, network, database, or
OpenV*Event Manager 3.0 can be integrated with network
managers such as
HP OpenView, IBM NetView for AIX, Digital PolyCenter,
and Cabletron Spectrum. OpenV*Event Manager can forward
OpenV*Event can also exploit the discovery process of
manager software, facilitating setup and configuration.
Version 3.0 also
provides event integration via automated trouble tickets
for events with
Remedy's ARS trouble ticketing system.
OpenVision also announced an Intelligent Agent for Microsoft's
NT operating system. NT nodes can be managed as peers
with UNIX server
and client systems.
For more information contact OpenVision Technologies,
Inc., 7133 Koll
Center Pkwy, Pleasanton, CA 94566, (800) 223-6736 or
FAX: (510) 426-6486.
DataLynx Upgrades GUARDIAN
DataLynx, Inc. is now shipping a release of GUARDIAN
additional features supporting system security. GUARDIAN
in 1991 and provides UNIX account and access control,
versions of UNIX with a common interface across the
latest revision of GUARDIAN adds a Motif-based GUI coupled
help for creating and maintaining user accounts. GUARDIAN's
assignment of security privileges allows a system administrator
password change authority to a designated password manager.
also provides password updating over multiple NIS domains.
version permits activation of an alarm script whenever
security violation occurs and provides enhanced detection
of invalid login attempts.
GUARDIAN is priced from $600 to $3000 depending on login
and site licenses are available. Demonstration copies
are available upon
request. GUARDIAN is available for AIX, DG/UX, HP/UX,
SCO, Sun, and many
other UNIX operating environments. For more information
DataLynx, Inc., 6633 Convoy Ct., San Diego, CA 92111,
FAX: (619) 560-8114; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JSB Announces MultiView DeskTop 4.2
JSB has announced MultiView DeskTop 4.2. The new version
enhanced PC to UNIX connectivity and includes fast terminal
and TCP/IP networking data transfers. DeskTop 4.2 includes
a free copy
of the Windows Sockets API, which allows access to the
World Wide Web, as well as compatibility with other
applications. MultiView DeskTop 4.2 also provides the
ability to run
multiple PC and UNIX applications simultaneously and
customization of the DeskTop environment.
DeskTop 4.2 features include: enhanced terminal emulation;
interchange between applications through copy/paste,
DDE, and FTP file
transfers; support for a wide range of serial connections
transports; support for other protocols (including IPX/SPX,
support for Novell Virtual Terminal Version 2 (NVT2)
IPX/SPX; streamlined installation in less than five
minutes; and new
For more information contact JSB Corp., 108 Whispering
Pines Dr., Suite
115, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, (408) 438-8300; FAX: (408)
PLATINUM Releases DBVision for Sybase
PLATINUM technology, inc., has released DBVision for
Sybase, a version
of PLATINUM's performance management and monitoring
especially for Sybase System 10 databases in large-scale
environments. DBVision collects detailed performance
can be used to identify problems and tune databases
operation. DBVision provides continuous monitoring of
performance measures, and can display the data in strip
graphs, or tables. An Extended Retrieval option allows
users to "drill
down" to more detailed information by selecting
a section of a graphic
DBVision is part of the UniVision management system,
which also includes
ServerVision, a performance management tool for UNIX
distributed environments, and a common management console.
DBVision supports AT&T/NCR, HP, IBM RS/6000, and
Sun Solaris computers
running UNIX. DBVision must be sold with the UniVision
console: pricing starts at $2,800 for each DBVision
component and $8,000
for each console. Prices may vary depending on configurations.
information contact PLATINUM technology, inc., 1815
S. Meyers Rd.,
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181; (708) 620-5000; FAX: (708)
Century Announces TinyTERM And ICONect
Century Software, Inc., has announced its new TinyTERM
line for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1. ICONect, Century's
Connectivity Technology is available with each product
in the line,
which includes new versions of TinyTERM, TinyTERM Plus,
and a new product, TinyTERM Pro. The TinyTERM series
connectivity components such as network file sharing
emulation, and high-speed file transfer protocols. TinyTERM
provides FTP file transfer, network printer and file
sharing, and a full
The TinyTERM products begin with TinyTERM, which provides
office client with terminal emulation and international
support. TinyTERM Plus adds remote connectivity and
TinyTERM+NFS provides for network access to shared disks.
the most complete configuration, adds additional connectivity
including a script language for automating repetitive
tasks such as
remote systems polling and unattended file transfers.
The various product prices range from $79 to $299 per
user. For more
information contact Century Software, Inc., 5284 S.
Commerce Dr., Salt
Lake City, UT 84107, (800) 877-3088 or (801) 268-3088.
Olympus Introduces Olympus TuneUp
Olympus Software has announced Olympus TuneUp, a tool
performance issues for SCO UNIX systems: unacceptable
performance, system crashes, and system monitoring.
Olympus TuneUp will
automatically reconfigure up to 75 tunable SCO UNIX
TuneUp uses a Kernel Agent for monitoring system behavior.
monitoring data provides TuneUp's Intelligence Engine
information needed to configure the system parameters.
provides an Alert Agent which can notify administrators
problems. System administrators can review TuneUp's
recommendations and manually override any of the suggested
TuneUp requires 3Mb of disk space and 128Kb RAM. It
supports any version
of SCO UNIX, Open Desktop, or Open Server. TuneUp is
available with both
character and X-Window based interfaces. Olympus TuneUp
from Jones Business Systems, Star Technologies, and
VarCity. For more
information contact Olympus Software, Santa Cruz, CA;
Software Moguls Introduces SM-archNT
Software Moguls, Inc., has introduced SM-archNT, a Windows
version of distributed backup software from either UNIX
system platforms using single point control. SM-archNT
is implemented as
a native Windows 32-bit application and is compliant
with Windows 95
3.1. SM-archNT runs on Intel platforms under Windows
NT 3.5 or 3.51.
SM-archNT handles special files, such as User Registry,
backup/restore of NTFS and FAT file systems, including
Macintosh, Novell, and OS/2 files. User security information
control list) is backed up as part of file information.
interface is provided for viewing and controlling SM-arch
SM-archNT supports devices attached to both UNIX and
NT nodes and also
includes scheduling and execution of backups/retrievals
operation. SM-arch supports clients for many UNIX systems,
IBM, Sun, DEC, SCO, Convex, and SGI. SM-arch clients
are also available
for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh.
Pricing for the SM-archNT begins at $1,000 per server.
information contact Software Moguls, Inc., 12301 Whitewater
160, Minnetonka, MN 55343, (612) 933-8790; FAX: (612)
DataTools Releases SQL-BackTrack For Oracle
DataTools, Inc., has announced SQL-Backtrack for Oracle,
Database-Aware backup and recovery product for Oracle
SQL-BackTrack for Oracle supports Oracle7 and above.
Oracle integrates all aspects of Oracle backup and recovery,
automated backup, improved performance, and data security.
for Oracle features include fast physical backup, guided
menu-driven interface, parallel backup streams, compression,
SQL-BackTrack for Oracle shares a common back-end interface
SQL-BackTrack for Sybase and can back up directly to
disk, or tape, or
any backup storage management partner which integrates
Open Backup Stream Interface (OBSI). SQL-BackTrack OBSI
available for AT&T CommVault's AT&T Backup,
IBM's Adstar Distributed
Storage Manager (ADSM), and Legato's NetWorker.
SQL-BackTrack is priced at $4,595 per Oracle database
host. For more
information contact DataTools, Inc., 3340 Hillview Ave.,
Palo Alto, CA
94304, (800) 721-8665 or (415) 842-9100; FAX: (415)
ISA Upgrades SQL*Operator
ISA Corporation has announced Version 4.1 of SQL*Operator,
management tool for enterprise-wide job scheduling and
workload management. The new version incorporates a
architecture which enables management of application
multiple heterogeneous servers in a distributed client/server
environment. It also enables conditional execution of
a job based upon
time constraints or specific events, such as the arrival
of a mainframe
file or the completion of a task executed on another
SQL*Operator is available for UNIX platforms and provides
an MS Windows
interface in addition to Motif and character-based interfaces.
MS Windows desktop, users can request reports and other
jobs to run on
the server, check report status, view output online,
and print sever
output to local printers.
SQL*Operator pricing starts at $16,000 for a single
system. For more
information contact ISA Corporation, 2475 140th Ave.
NE, Bellevue, WA
98005, (206) 644-2121; FAX: (206) 644-2266.