HP program to manage Cisco networks

Hewlett-Packard has announced a new program that will offer enterprise IP telephony, network infrastructure and service...

Hewlett-Packard has announced a new program that will offer enterprise IP telephony, network infrastructure and service management to Cisco networks.

The new Smart Way 2004 program, unveiled at HP’s annual Software Forum in Chicago, is a joint venture between HP and Cisco which offers three modular solutions for enhanced infrastructure performance, real-time fault management and reduced cost to Cisco enterprise network customers.

The Smart Way 2004 management solution comes with the OpenView Performance Insight Report Pack for Cisco IP Telephony Statistics, which enables network administrators to get detailed diagnostic information via CiscoWorks Gateway Utility.

It also includes a Cisco platform-capable function for fault management and capacity management designed specifically for IP telephony networks.

The program features enhanced network management capabilities by integrating CiscoWorks with HP’s OpenView Network Node Managed 7.0 Advanced, which offers advanced management of switches and virtual local area networks (VLans), in addition to conducting root-cause analysis and distributed management of large networks.

It includes expanded Cisco device coverage and intelligence like categorisation of Cisco alarms, and addresses service management issues in order to solve infrastructure problems before they affect enterprise service delivery.

Carly Suppa writes for ITWorld Canada

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