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The NetView™ program is the cornerstone of IBM's network management concept. It allows enterprises to consolidate their network operations at a centralized point and is a key element in providing the function to perform the major disciplines of network management. This paper describes how and why the NetView program originated, the components that make up the product, the network management functions provided by these components, such as operations, problem management, and performance management, and the contribution of the NetView program to the open network management direction.
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