Management and Operation of Distributed Systems and Networks

Keizo Mizuguchi, Software Development Center, Hitachi, Ltd.


Hitachi, Ltd. has recently introduced open middleware products for management of distributed systems and networks in open environments. Hitachi's Job Management Partner 1 (JP1) software running on UNIX 1) and Windows NT 2) platforms provides distributed systems with functionalities such as automated execution and scheduling, file backup, and data storage management.

The Integrated Network Management System * Consolidated Management version 2 (referred to as NETM*Cm2) 3) series of products provides network functions such as integration of the Windows NT Systems Management Servers, management of LANs and ATMs, network consoles, software distribution management, and hierarchical distributed management.

This paper discusses the features and motivation behind Hitachi's product development for distributed systems and network management.

1) Trademark in the United States and other countires, licenced exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
2) Registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.
3) A part of NETM*Cm2 is based on HP's 4) OpenView.5)
4, 5) Trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the U. S. and other countries.

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