Easy-to-use SNMP Monitor Application.
NetWatch is an easy-to-use SNMP monitor application that runs
under NEXTSTEP. NetWatch supports SNMP MIB-I and MIB-II as well
as Ridgeback Solutions' SNMP AGeNT for NEXTSTEP and SunOS. The
SNMP AGeNT extensions allow access to: file system(s),
swapfile(s), processes running, CPU utilization, and who's logged
- Topology maps and network representation: define
background graphics (EPS or TIFF) using drawing app such
as Draw to be used in topology maps to represent the
network. Relationship between different maps can be
defined by dragging a "topology icon" into
another map. User may navigate around the network by
simply double-clicking on the "topology icons."
Topology windows may be loaded, saved, deleted, and
removed from view. Unlimited map nesting is allowed. A
physical view of the network could represent the network
in a hierarchical fashion with background graphics that
represent a world view, country, city, building, office,
workstation, etc. A logical view may have workstations
grouped by function or by department. The user may view
the description under each icon by IP address, hostname,
or title on a node by node basis.
- Node icons: each network device is represented by an
icon. Default icons provided to represent NeXTstations,
NeXTcubes, routers and hubs.
- Node information: a node information panel may be opened
for any device placed in a topology map. The node
ethernet address, system contact, system description,
system uptime and location are all retrieved dynamically
via SNMP. The node hostname is retrieved from NetInfo.
- NetInfo support.
- Queries: ping, periodic/continuous query.
- Alarms: global alarms include connectivity, swapfile,
file system percentage full, etc. Threshold and alarm
parameters are threshhold value, threshold operator,
pager number and message, e-mail recipient(s), severity
level, blink rate, sound, poll time, etc. Alarms may be
assigned a severity level from 1 to 99. A detailed alarm
log is available for the users to view and acknowldge any
- Key benefits: single integration point for management,
extremely flexible display of managed environment,
reduces configuration time and errors, rapid setup of
complex table queries, flexible alarm configuration, view
total system status rapidly, automated setup of common
alarms, and reduction in startup cost.
Package includes 10 SNMP AGeNT.
Requires NEXTSTEP Release 3.1 or higher.
Now shipping in Multi-Architecture Binary (MAB) format.