SNMP Software from COMTEK Gives Up Lock on QSYSOPR
August 26, 2008 Alex Woodie
COMTEK Services, a New Hampshire consultancy and developer of software for i OS and other operating systems, recently launched a new release of its simple network management protocol (SNMP) software for i OS, called NMServer for AS/400.
NMServer for AS/400 is software that augments the native SNMP trap supplied by IBM with a series of SNMP “subagents” that extend the system monitoring capabilities on the server. The software enables users to set thresholds or view performance-related data for more than 75 categories, such as CPU utilization, disk usage, and job status, via standard SNMP consoles, such as Hewlett-Packard‘s OpenView. The software also includes a complete Management Information Base, or MIB; enables users to monitor queues; and includes a remote management feature.
Earlier this year, COMTEK (not to be confused with COMTek) introduced version 3.06 of NMServer for AS/400 (which the company sometimes called COMTEK/400). With version 3.06, the software no longer required a lock on QSYSOPR when monitoring QSYSOPR, thereby allowing other applications to share that powerful user profile. The company made minor tweaks with COMTEK 3.07, which shipped last month.
For more information on NMServer for AS/400, see www.comtekservices.com.