How We Did It

FRAMINGHAM (06/12/2000) - We installed Trinity 2.0.3 on our six-segment, Fast Ethernet network. Each segment consisted of a Novell Inc. NetWare 5.0 or Microsoft Corp. Windows NT 4.0 file server and several Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 Professional, Macintosh System 8 and OS/2 Warp 4.0 clients. Each segment also had an SNMP-manageable switch, router, DSU/CSU and an SNMP-manageable hardware probe. In each test, we looked at Trinity's ability to discover our network nodes, monitor those nodes for availability, help troubleshoot problems and report on the network's health.

The Trinity server components ran on a Gateway 2000 Inc. NS-8000 with dual 333-MHz Pentium II processors, 512M bytes of RAM and three 9G-byte SCSI RAID drives. The underlying operating system on this server was Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 applied. We installed Trinity's Oracle database on an NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 Gateway NS-7000 with a single 333-MHz Pentium II, 512M bytes of RAM and six 9G-byte SCSI RAID drives.

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