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An offer to all Conserver users with under 150 consoles to manage...

Jim Corrigan corrigan@KiNETWORKS.com
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 08:14:42 -0800 (PST)


Attention: Conserver Users with under 150 consoles to manager
Deploy CLIM at No Charge.

CLIM Provides the ability to: 

   - access and manage your Consoles
   - monitor and maintain the Terminal Servers and their configuration
   - monitor your UNIX, OpenVMS and NT CPU, Memory, Disk and 
     Process Resources 
   - monitor Application Availability 
   - monitor any console, system or application log file
Conserver users deploy CLIM and NodeMonitor
services and provide feedback on how to improve CLIM.
KI NETWORKS provides perm licenses and ongoing support.



We offer an open invitation to  Bryan Stansell, Kevin Braunsdorf
and Tom Fine to deploy CLIM at their sites and provide feedback
on how to make CLIM a better console manager and work with us to
advance CLIM as a Unifying Universal Console Access solution.

GOAL: Unifying Console Access

Ki NETWORKS goal is to provide a Unified and Universal Console
Access solution. We believe with the input of those current
conserver users we can more readily achieve this goal. 

What Conserver Users GET:

To the conserver users we will provide perm licenses 
for using CLIM and providing Ki NETWORKS with input 
as to how to further improve it.

We realize that many conserver users can not afford CLIM, but
can provide valuable feedback to improve CLIM. We want your
inputs and  want to see you have access to the best possible
Console Access available.

CLIM is a Commercial Product Used by Large Multinational Corporations

CLIM is used primarily by large multinational corporations and
sold at a very reasonable price. We will continue to sell
CLIM to large corporations that require a commercial grade product that
is fully supported and take their inputs to make CLIM a better

We want to enlist the users of conserver and get them to 
deploy CLIM and replace their versions of conserver. We will not 
charge conserver users who provide feedback and participate
in this product upgrade. All we ask is that you deploy  CLIM and 
provide feedback on what additional enhancements that conserver 
users would like to see. 

CLIM Functionality

CLIM is a commercial product that provides extensive 
management facilities including

console management 

   easy to install and deploy 

   dynamically add consoles w/o having to cycle Service daemons

   multiple read/write access
   exclusive access that makes all read/write access read-only,
   connect to all consoles with a single window ( gang connect )
   multiple access methods that are all logged to unique log
   files including  telnet and SSH sessions ( 2nd QTR 2002 )
   and operator console ( need to load KOP Service on remote system )
   auto-archiving of unique console logs
   support for SSH v2 and access to terminal servers that have SSH v2
   deployed, i.e., cyclades, lantronix and cisco ( v1 - version 1
   support by 2nd QTR 2002)
   tightvnc access to windows from UNIX using tightvnc and UNIX Window
   manager and connection via Browser using port 5801 and above.
   CPU Efficient console log scanning
   auto configures terminal server ports and locks them down.
   Supports three power managers that have serial lines including
   APC and Server Technology
   Console inputs and outputs can be scan real-time as they occur,
   for up to five patterns as they occur as well as boot 
   prompts are reported immediately when found
   a filter daemon will be released that will allow for significantly
   advanced pattern searches in the most CPU efficient manner.
Terminal/Access Server Management

   Monitors, Maintains and Manages Terminal/Access Servers'
   configuration of their serial ports.
   Monitors, Maintains and Manages Terminal/Access Servers'
   configuration of console ports controlled by CLIM. This
   capability means that if the terminal server port goes
   unavailable then you will know prior to accessing the
Log File Monitoring

   a highly CPU efficient, beats Perle Scripts scanning, and 
   scan of console logs. Pattern recognition is 
   specified by regular expressions.
   A filter daemon will be released in two weeks
   that will allow for significantly advanced pattern searches 
   of console logs, system logs and application log files
   in the most CPU efficient manner.
   If you distribute CLIM's NodeMonitor Services to each 
   system under Console Management any log file on
   that system can be monitored including UNIX
   messages file or any NT event file or OpenVMS
   Operator Log file.
   Any log files patterns found are forwarded:
     to our Event manager 
     as an SNMP trap 
     to BMC Software, Tivoli or OpenView event managers. 
   As many lines before and after a found pattern can be
   specified by the user to be forwarded with
   the found pattern.
   The log file contents can be filtered as it is viewed
   by patterns or time intervals. The filtered log file can
   be printed or emailed or displayed via web.
Event Manager

   Pattern finds, System Resource and Application
   Availability Monitoring or mealtime high priority
   console scans are received by the Event Manager.
   The events found can be reported as they
   are found or an event can be generated after
   a number of events come in within a specified
   period of time.
   Actions associated with an event can be generated
   depending on the time of day. UP to 5 times of
   days can be specified
   Actions can be limited to occur a specified number of times
   with a given duration of time, e.g. one action
   per 1 hour or 30 minutes.

System Resource, Application Availability Monitoring
and Operations Console

   Those systems connected to CLIM via an access server
   can easily and quickly deploy system resource and application
   NODEMONITOR Services include Log File Manager,
   Event Manager, KIOperations ( KOP ) Services and our
   directory server KiDS.
   CPU, Memory, Disk and Page/Swap file are monitored. 
   Resource utilization that exceeds the thresholds set automatically 
   or specified by the user has an event generated.
   If a monitored application executable ( multiple instances
   are found of same process name ) exits user can stipulate
   restart script. An event is generated and a popup is sent to
   any CLIM Ki Works. OpenVMS applications PID is reported in
   A script is run to set up a CLIM UNIX server as a
   Distribution Server. The Distribution Server is
   populated from our ftp site with the required binaries.
   The systems connected to and under control of CLIM will be
   updated with the NODEMONITOR Services via another script.
   From CLIM the user will be able to gain access 
   to a UNIX X server via X display or
   WebBrowser port 5801. The browser must support Java.
   NODEMONITOR Services will need to be installed on
   the UNIX system.
   Access to NT and Win2k WinVNC servers will also be allowed 
   via X and broswer and will be more efficient 
   under tightvnc binaries.

AutoFailover to upto Three Redundant Systems

   A CLIM BFD Service named for the buford ( Backup failover daemon )
   allows for upto two other CLIM Servers to be specified as backup 
   systems. In the USA South buford is a good ole boy who is
   someone you can count on.
   If the primary system exits the first backup system takes
   over, if the first backup system fails the second backup 
   system takes over. The BFD Services coordinate the failover
   sequence between three CLIM servers.
   If at any time the first backup or primary system come back
   online the first or second backup system will relinquish
   control to the primary. 
   Detected failures include Service Daemon failure, 
   network failure, power failure or system crash.
   Failover can also be initiated via
   the command line using bfdcp command fail init and
   terminated via the fail term commands.
   Setup is as simple as bfdcp add backup node <name of climserver>
   All redundancy is automatically setup. The event, log file
   and console databases are propagated. If a change occurs in any 
   of the primary system's Services the backup systems are automatically
   updated as well.

Jim Corrigan

voice:     +919 481 2111 x 22
fax:       +919 468 5797
mobile:    +919 349-8767

URL:       http://www.KiNETWORKS.com
email:     Jim.Corrigan@KiNETWORKS.com


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