Monitoring Tool Easier to Use

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-12-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Whatsup gold, the venerable network monitoring utility from Ipswitch, got a face lift that makes it easier to use than previous versions while adding useful bells and whistles, such as in-depth SNMP device identification.

Whatsup gold, the venerable network monitoring utility from Ipswitch, got a face lift that makes it easier to use than previous versions while adding useful bells and whistles, such as in-depth SNMP device identification.

I had WhatsUp Gold up and running within minutes using a variety of network discovery methods. WhatsUp Gold allowed me to dig deep into the MIB variables of my routers and switches to accurately identify their characteristics and capabilities.

WhatsUp Gold also makes it easy to keep track of new devices that are added to the network, one of the most difficult tasks of a network manager. As I added and moved devices, WhatsUp Gold ably updated the network map.

I had to do a little fine-tuning with the network connections to accurately reflect my changes. It would also be nice to get a detailed report on the adds/moves/ changes that occurred within specific segments.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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