HP OpenView License
HP OpenView License
History HP OpenView
HP OpenView License is the former name for a Hewlett-Packard product family that consisted of network and systems management products. In 2007, HP OpenView was rebranded as HP BTO (Business Technology Optimization) Software when it became part of the HP Software Division. The products are now available as various HP products, marketed through the HP Software Division.
HP OpenView software provided large-scale system and network management of an organization’s IT infrastructure. It included optional modules from HP as well as third-party management software, which connected within a common framework and communicated with one another.
he foundational OpenView product was Network Node Manager (NNM), network monitoring software based on SNMP. NNM was used to manage networks and could be used in conjunction with other management software, such as CiscoWorks.
In April 2004, HP bought Novadigm and its Radia suite. In December 2005, it acquired Peregrine Systems with its IT asset and service management software and integrated it into HP OpenView. In November 2006, HP completed its purchase of Mercury Interactive Corp., subsequently integrated Mercury application and software life-cycle management products (QualityCenter, LoadRunner/PerformanceCenter, WinRunner/QTP) into the HP Software & Solutions portfolio. In September 2007, HP acquired Opsware.
In early 2007, alongside the integration of Mercury Interactive, Peregrine Systems and Opsware products, HP OpenView products were rebranded under the HP Software Division business, and the OpenView and Mercury names were phased out. The HP OpenCall name continues as part of the HP Software Division business.
HP OpenView is not a specific product, nor is it a way of life (contrary to the opinion of many network managers). HP OpenView is a family of products that Hewlett Packard produces and provides for network and systems management. HP designed and deployed most of the OpenView components under UNIX; however, HP has migrated some key components to the 16-bit Windows environment and, more recently, has launched an aggressive campaign to move the entire OpenView family to Windows NT.
Differentiating among the various OpenView products for NT can be tricky. One major point of confusion is the HP OpenView Professional Suite. Although this suite will run under NT, it is really a combination of 16-bit and 32-bit modules geared for workgroup environments. Don’t think that this design limits the Professional Suite’s value–the suite contains an impressive set of components to service small networks, including a workgroup edition of HP’s network manager and a series of tools for managing HP manufactured devices (e.g., hubs, switches, printers, UPSs, and PCs). The Professional Suite also includes software from Symantec (pcANYWHERE, Expose, and cisco Norton Network Administrator), McAfee (Saber LAN Workstation), and Ex Machina (Notify! Connect). Note that HP recently acquired Symantec’s Networking Business Unit, which now gives HP full control of Expose and Norton Network Administrator.
- Enables management of HP OpenVMS for AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers, and application events
- Provides object Management
- Provides for automatic discovery of OpenVMS server objects
- Enables user-defined service views of managed objects
- Allows for execution of both manual and automatic commands from HP OpenView Operations consoles
- Provides OpenVMS cluster awareness (addition and removal of cluster members)
- Installed using Polycenter Software Installation (PCSI) kit
- Integrated tightly with HP OpenView Operations for UNIX and HP OpenView Operations for Windows
- Provides control for time intervals and periods for monitoring
Customers can further leverage these technologies through integration of HP OpenView and Visionael NRM with trouble ticketing/workforce management/help desk applications such as the Action Request System from BMC/Remedy, or emerging capabilities in HP’s ServiceDesk, as described in the diagram below, to reduce the cost of their fault diagnosis and technician deployment activities by as much 40%.
- Visibility of both logical and physical aspects of the network
- Faster problem identification and resolution
- Proactive impact analysis of troubled devices
- Auto-validation and synchronization of network documentation
- Fast and efficient knowledge exchange