AppManager 4

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-05-14 Print this article Print

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NetIQs updated performance monitoring and reporting tool for NT and Windows 2000 Server applications and operating system is a good choice for IT managers who want in-depth coverage of NT/2000 systems - as long as coverage of non-Windows systems is not an issue.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AppManager will take some time to set up, and it requires staff training to make sure the agents are tuned to report relevant performance measures and to take appropriate corrective action.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Over the long haul, AppManager should be a low-maintenance product that provides useful information quickly and consistently.

Provides extensive monitoring and reporting of NT and Windows 2000 Server applications; can report performance of a large number of systems.

Cannot be used to monitor Unix and mainframe systems and applications; secure communication is difficult to set up.

NetIQ Corp., San Jose, Calif.; (408)856-3000;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. 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, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. 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 reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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