Migrating to Netcool/Precision for IP Networks --Best Practices for Migrating from IBM Tivoli NetView

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 February 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738489867
ISBN-13: 9780738489865
IBM Form #: SG24-7375-00
(322 pages)

Authors: Stephen Hochstetler, Donald Hart, Leslie Clark, Mathias Scharfenberg, Pádraig Byrne, Rob Clark, Bob Louden


The IBM acquisition of Micromuse Inc. in 2006 marked a major milestone for IBM Tivoli software because it significantly strengthened the end-to-end IBM Service Management software portfolio. As new technologies emerge, the ability to manage networks and provide very high network availability has become increasingly important for most organizations.
While the IBM Tivoli NetView product has a long history of industry-leading utility, the addition of Netcool/Precision extends our network management capabilities to include enhanced layer2 network discovery and best-of-breed topology-based root cause analysis. This provides our customers with the most comprehensive, real-time understanding of their network infrastructures and the fastest possible resolution of network problems.
While significant focus is being placed on enhancing the ease of installation and use of coming versions of Netcool/Precision, IBM will continue to protect our NetView customers' investments and intends to provide a smooth upgrade path to a future converged network management product offering.
This IBM Redbooks publication will help companies determine if they should migrate now or wait. For those migrating, it provides detailed instructions for planning and performing the migration from IBM Tivoli NetView to Tivoli Netcool/Precision IP V3.6.

Table of contents

Part 1. Product comparisons
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Product review
Chapter 3. Benefits of migrating to Precision
Chapter 4. Solution architecture
Part 2. Migrations
Chapter 5. Preparing the server for migration and installing the Netcool components
Chapter 6. Migrating NetView and Switch Analyzer
Chapter 7. Migration topics
Appendix A. Useful information for Netcool installation and maintenance
Appendix B. Scripts and commands
Appendix C. Additional material

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