ManageWise 2.6, the comprehensive network management solution, has been enhanced by a new class of network management - SNMP monitoring of Novell's directory services technology, NDS. ManageWise 2.6 monitors 130 different events in NDS and can report these as alarms to the console. NetPro's DS Expert enhances those capabilities by monitoring additional conditions that are critical to NDS health, beyond just event conditions. DS Expert also troubleshoots the problems that occur within NDS. It integrates alarm messages into ManageWise, making the ManageWise console a central repository for NDS alarm. ManageWise 2.6 offers several new features to enable a network to be run smoothly and increase productivity: NetWare 5 support: Supports NetWare 3, NetWare 4.x and version allowing business to implement the best combination of server operating systems to meet their needs; Windows NT console support: Supports a console running on a Windows NT workstation, Windows 95 and Windows 98. This provides a central location from which network administrators can manage their networks more efficiently; NDS monitoring: ManageWise reduces network downtime by allowing network administrators to keep tabs on events that occur within the directory. It also uses SNMP alarm to alert administrators to potential problems; Year 2000 readiness: The product is Y2K ready out of the box.