Available for Alpha, Itanium, and VAX
What is COMTEK /VMS?
Many Mission Critical applications are implemented on HP OpenVMS computer systems.
COMTEK/ VMS provides monitoring and management information to any standard Network Manager such as HP OpenView, Tivoli, Sitescope, Solarwinds, and others. Users can use this data for capacity planning purposes.
What can COMTEK Monitor?
COMTEK has the ability to monitor Mission Critical Processes, and alert the Network
Manager instantly if one has failed. This allows time to remedy the issue before it
develops into an even larger problem. Often a process can be fixed before users are impacted.
The MIB for COMTEK /VMS is custom made for OpenVMS, not adapted from some other operating system.
Below is an overview of the data available in the MIBs.
The NM*SysMgr component of COMTEK /VMS keeps tabs on CPU utilization, disks, processes, queues, systems errors, and others. The NM*VmsMon component provides SNMP access to VMS MONITOR-like operating system performance data.
What alerts does COMTEK /VMS provide?
As a proactive system management tool, COMTEK /VMS provides a large number of trap types. Traps are issued by COMTEK when system conditions exceed thresholds that you have set. The table below summarizes the available traps.
I want to send OPCOM messages to my Network Manager, can I do that with COMTEK /VMS?
Yes. COMTEK /VMS turns VMS Opcom messages into ALERTS. You may specify which classes of Opcom messages you wish to handle.
What are the components that make up COMTEK /VMS for and how do they interrelate?
COMTEK /VMS is composed of multiple subagents that communicate with a Network manager via a master agent. These subagents are all independent of each other - COMTEK may be configured to use any or all subagents. The following subagents make up COMTEK /VMS:
Will COMTEK /VMS for work with my TCP/IP stack?
COMTEK /VMS is compatible with UCX, TCP/IP Services, MultiNet and TCPware. In fact, if you are already using the SNMP agent that comes with your TCP/IP stack, COMTEK /VMS can be configured to run alongside of that agent.
How would I use COMTEK /VMS?
SNMP Network Management is composed of two major pieces - an Agent (such as COMTEK /VMS) running in each element that you wish to monitor and a Manager (such as NetView or OpenView). Your organization may be using a Network Manager to monitor its local or wide area network presently. If so, COMTEK /VMS would allow this same Manager to monitor and manage your OpenVMS systems. Similarly, if you are implementing a new network management system, you may wish to include your local or remote VMS systems.
What is the Remote Console feature?
COMTEK /VMS includes a Remote Console subagent which can be used to send DCL commands from the Network Manager to the NMServer agent. The agent processes the DCL command and returns any results to the manager. This feature may be easily disabled when there are concerns about security.
What is included with COMTEK /VMS for OpenVMS?
COMTEK /VMS is a complete package - it includes the COMTEK Agent, MIBs, HP OpenView NNM Integration Tools, Installation Aids, Documentation and Support. Also included are sample integration tools for HP OpenView and HP Systems Insight Manager.
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