3.3. HP software and free software

This section presents rapidly some HP applications which can be used under Linux. These are either commercial applications or freeware applications.

It proposes also links to free software available for other operating systems (HP-UX, MPE/IX).

3.3.1. HP softwares under Linux


This software targetted to the ISP manages services levels and is available for RedHat version 5.2 distributions. http://www.firehunter.com.

HP Eloquence

This software is an IDE for management applications for small business firms and is available under Linux since 1997. A lot of distributions are supported by a third party firm to which HP has given the support. Complementary informations exist on the site http://www.hp-eloquence.com.

HP WebJetAdmin

This software allows to manage HP network printers through the installation of a service on a Linux server, and is accessible from any browser running on any client machine. HP has announced the availability of this product in its 5.1 version in February 1999. Then was released version 6.0 in June 2000 and 6.1 version in August 2000. You may download the latest version at ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/hpwebjet_linux.selfx. All the informations on this product are available from the addresses : http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin and http://www.hp.com/pond/wja/live/manual/html/wjacomp_linux.html.

The 5.6 version at the RPM format is also available at ../mirror/hpwebjet-5.6-1.i386.rpm.


This software allows to manage Internet Quality of Service by stabilizing performances during high loads, by optimizing used resources, and by managing priorities at applications and users levels. HP has announced the availability of this product during summer 1999. Complementary informations exist on the site http://www.hp.com/go/webqos.

HP OpenView

This software is a complete network management platform. An NNM (Network Node Manager) has been announced, as well as ITO. An Omniback client is available for Redhat 5.2 distributions (Cf http://www.hp.com/storage/event/openview_hl.html).

HP OpenMail

A version of this mail and work group management tool is available since the first of september, 1999. Informations concerning it are available on the page : http://www.ice.hp.com/cyc/om/00/cysearch.cgi?pattern=100-1417|100-1408|100-1333|100-0100.

HP E-Speak

E-Speak, the open software platform for creating, composing, mediating, managing, and accessing Internet-based e-services. E-speak allows a resource (computing device, application, or data content) to be virtualized and re-deployed as an Internet-based e-service. All of the informations concerning it are available on the page : http://www.e-speak.hp.com/.

HP MC Service Guard

This software allows to manage a high availability cluster of applications. HP has announced the availability of this product for 2001. Complementary informations exist on the site http://www.unixsolutions.hp.com/products/ha/prod/ar/mcsg.html.

Plug-in Scheduler policies for Linux

This patch enables you to write and use loadable kernel modules to change your Linux machine's scheduler policies without rebooting. It's available at http://resourcemanagement.unixsolutions.hp.com/WaRM/schedpolicy.html.

HP TopTools Agent for Linux

This software is a DMI agent increasing the ease of management of HP Machines under Linux. Downlaodable from http://hp-linux.org/toptools.

3.3.2. Third party softwares linked to HP for Linux


HP and Cygnus Solutions have announced the 8th of March, 1999 a partnership to provide the GNUPro tools on all the HP machines, including Linux.

3.3.3. Free softwares under HP-UX

Numerous free software for HP-UX are available at http://hpux.cae.wisc.edu.

3.3.4. Free softwares under MPE/IX

Numerous free software for MPE/IX are available at http://jazz.external.hp.com/src

An HP700/92 terminal emulator is available there