Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lessons learned from Toyota

The recent Toyota safety problems remind us of the need for more thorough testing
of complicated, interconnected systems, such as computer networks. As networks
become ever more entangled in human lives, preventing problems such as Toyota's does
not only make financial sense, but also could affect our comfort, safety and health.

What if you could put your network management system through its paces like driving
a car at 500 miles per hour for years? What if you could introduce glitches into your
correlation engines like those acceleration anomalies? What if you could drive your
network around the proverbial test track not once but a million times?

With SNMP simulation you can, and if there is any pushback, just remind them of Toyota.

Monday, April 12, 2010

HP Procurve network in MIMIC SNMP Simulator

FYI, we have recently released a new network in the network library
for MIMIC SNMP Simulator: a small network comprised of HP Procurve
switches. The topology is shown in this diagram produced by
CastleRock's SNMPc.

Friday, April 9, 2010

MIMIC SNMP Simulator on Mandriva Linux 2010

MIMIC SNMP Simulator 10.20 ran out of the box on Mandriva Linux 2010
after disabling the firewall.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MIMIC SNMP Simulator on Fedora 12 LXDE Spin

FYI, we were able to run MIMIC SNMP Simulator 10.20 on Fedora 12 LXDE Spin
after disabling the Firewall. See the screenshot:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The iPhone bandwidth dilemma

With Verizon eyeing the iPhone (see PC World Story) the trend for bandwidth-hogging
smart phones (see Fortune story) continues to accelerate.
In addition to expanded spectrum, the additional network infrastructure will have to be
managed efficiently. Gambit Communications' MIMIC Simulator is uniquely
positioned to assist in developing smart network management and provisioning
environments, as it has already done for Go Networks and other wireless vendors.