Lucent ships management software for Solaris

Lucent Technologies Inc. has ported its network performance management software to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating system and will release a new version in addition to existing software for Windows, the company said this week.

Lucent's VitalNet 9.0 software is the newest release of its network management tool, which can be used by service providers and enterprise customers to monitor network performance from a Web-based user interface. It can track and manage the performance of network routers, WANs (wide area networks), LANs (local area networks) and servers.

For the first time, the software is available in a version that runs on the Solaris operating environment, which the company said will suit large enterprises that use that flavor of Unix. VitalNet 9.0 for Solaris will require corresponding database software from Oracle Corp., the company said.

A previous version of the software is available for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system when used with a SQL Server database, according to documentation on the Web site of the Murray Hill, New Jersey, telecommunication equipment company.

Availability and pricing were not immediately disclosed.

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