SNMP Platforms (cont.)
IBM’s Netview/6000 (nv6k) - A very popular management platform with 3rd party applications. Nv6k seems to be utilized more in large scale data networks, with OpenView leading in Data Center type environments. This divergence could be due to the different third party applications available for OpenView versus nv6k. IBM purchased rights to OpenView in ‘91 and ported it to the AIX machine and sold it as Netview, which created confusion with the old SNA manager Netview. It was subsequently named Netview/6000, and is today sold as Netview for AIX under the SystemView suite of products.