Bull has developped a system-monitoring tool that is accessable via HTTP.
Its called "WatchWare", and it lets you see what type of machine you
have, how much memory / disk / adapters you have, what software you've
installed, how the CPU is going, how the disks are going, historic of
CPU usage, etc... The list is long, I'm not kidding.
But the main thing about WatchWare is that its ***. It looks nice and
is reassuring. Its aimed at unix-beginners - people who know that there is a
Unix box on the network somewhere but would prefer not having to do anything
dangerous such as "log on".
A demo of WatchWare is accessible on the Web at
it a copy of screens from WatchWare running in different environments - you
choose your machine (Estrella = PCI/ISA, Escala = SMP MultiProcessing) and
your language, and then you see what WatchWare can do for you.
We're all really impressed with WatchWare (bravo to the engineering), but
it makes you dream.... and if "smit" had a Web interface?
WatchWare is free (when you buy the machine). Its aimed at reassuring the
customer that they made a good desision, so its a bit like the Welcome Centre
from IBM (IBM hasn't expressed a interest in WatchWare yet, and we're
still looking at the Welcome Centre).
Check it out.