January 23, 2004

HP ports OpenView to Linux

HP is porting OpenView Operations (OVO) to Linux, and renewing OpenView for Unix in the process. Due next year, the first Linux-based OpenView modules
will target applications where Linux is most popular, such as security management and the finance industry.

OpenView can already manage Linux systems, but the management console itself must run on either HP/UX, Solaris or Windows, said Willi Klenk, HP's
research and development manager for OVO. He added that demand for a Linux version mirrors what happened with Windows.

"What we are seeing with Linux in the market is a kind of deja vu," he said. "Like Windows, it has its favourite application areas - file and print
servers, database servers, Web servers."

Link: techworld.com


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