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HP open view

By monarshrivastava ·
How HP Open View works and what are the basic requirement to install Hp open view

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by erikdr In reply to HP open view

How works: by polling the TCP/IP network (assuming you're talking about OpenView NNM, seeing your other questions) and then for each node checking whether it has a SNMP agent.
Reqs for install: high-end Windows or Unix/Linux box. Depends strongly on number of nodes, in my simple lab I had it running on a simple server with 200 MHz and 128 K of RAM.

Generally, a high-end tool is with a high-end price and steep learning curve. If your basic requirement is just fault management and 'outside in' testing, you could as well first download the trial version of Whatsup Gold at and see how far you come with a low-end tool like that.

Have fun,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by chetanbe In reply to HP open view

SNMP basically works on fetch and store paradigm.
It constantly polls a particular device to watch
for any device specific variables getting set or
any events or alerts, and allows a remote user to
have a clear view of whats happening on your remote device.
Basically here comes a concept of MIBS which define the variables that need to be monitored or modified.
A monitoring varibale is caught by get command, and modifying varialbe by set.
Basically to put in a nut shell, HP-OPen view acts
as a SNMP Manager pollings its Devices(Agents) to
monitor device specific events and alerts.
HP Openview collects these data and sets up Graphical views for a Particular node...
Based on these info a Manager can take relevant action to set things right.

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