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can some explain hp openview cisco works and fluke

can some explain hp openview cisco works and fluke to me as need to know about them concerning our new project are they hard to use, is one better than the other just explain each one really

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I'll bite.
New to Network Mangement?
HP Openview is a standards based framework, base management system that "manages" most SNMP devices (servers, network devices, etc). Very expensive. Lots of "modules" to buy. Steep learning curve.

CiscoWorks has a lot of overlap with HPOV, but is geared more toward pure Cisco product. There are many modules of CW, but it's great for Cisco product inventory, not much else. Database engine prone to crashes so you have to monitor the CW server more than anything. Doesn't manage servers. Steep learning curve, constant updates.

Fluke provides network troubleshooting hardware. Lots of products, mostly very expensive.

Don't be without a Fluke meter to test cables, network connectivity issues and general connectivity issues. Stick with the simple products for testing/troubleshooting only.
Don't be without some application for monitoring/managing all snmp-manageable devices. Instead of HPOV, I highly recommend Solarwinds Orion - http://www.solarwinds.net  very easy setup, very short learning curve.
Unless you have LOTS of Cisco devices, don't waste your money or effort on CW


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