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Getting the Best from
3Com® Network Supervisor
Software Version 3.0 for Windows®
http://www.3com.com/tns
Part No. DUA1510-0AAA04-PDF
Published April 2001
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CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
How to Use This Guide 5
Who Is This Guide For? 5
Conventions 5
Related Documentation 6
Year 2000 Compliance
6
Documentation Comments 6
1
OVERVIEW OF NETWORK MANAGEMENT
Why Use Network Management? 7
The Benefits of Network Management 7
Full Network View from a Single PC 7
Reducing Downtime 8
Improving Performance 8
Freeing Up Personnel 8
Reducing Equipment Costs 8
Key Network Management Functions 8
Monitoring Network Capacity 8
Predicting Problem Links and Devices 9
2
USING TRANSCEND NETWORK SUPERVISOR TO MANAGE YOUR
NETWORK
Overview of Network Supervisor Wizards 12
Major Benefits of Network Management with Network Supervisor
Color-Coded View of Your Network Connectivity 12
Real-Time Detailed Stress Monitoring 12
Total Visibility of Network Activity 13
Immediate Notification of Problems 13
Setting up Network Supervisor for the First Time 13
Discovering and Mapping Your Network 13
12
Monitoring Core Devices and Links 14
Reacting to Network Events 15
Viewing the Stress on your Network 15
Viewing Detailed Stress Indicators 16
Managing and Manipulating Events 19
Intelligent Event Generation 19
Instant Notification of Significant Activity Using Alerts
Viewing Network Trends and Patterns 21
Tracking the Devices on Your Network 21
Planning Your Network Capacity 22
Listing All the Devices Attached to Each Port 22
Network Discovery Report 22
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LIVE UPDATE
About Live Update 23
Live Update 23
Using Live Update 23
Live Update Setup 23
3COM END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
How to Use This
Guide
This guide is designed to be read before you start to use 3Com® Network
Supervisor. It should enable you to gain an overview of the application
and how you can benefit from it.
This guide outlines:
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The main concepts and benefits of network management and how
you can benefit from it.
An overview of Network Supervisor and how it can help you.
This is not a procedural guide to using Network Supervisor. For detailed
information on how to use and configure Network Supervisor, use one of
the Wizards provided with the application or consult the online help.
Who Is This Guide
For?
This guide is designed for users who are PC-literate, with some
experience of networking hardware, particularly managed products.
However, you are not expected to have any experience of network
management.
Conventions
This section shows an example of the information note icon that is used
throughout this guide to indicate important features or instructions.
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Related
Documentation
The following document provides useful background information on
networks and networking.
The 3Com Introduction to Networking (supplied with Network
Supervisor).
This document can be accessed from the Windows Start menu, then by
following this path: Programs>3Com Network Supervisor>Network
Supervisor Guide.
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Compliance
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OVERVIEW OF NETWORK
MANAGEMENT
This chapter gives you an overview of the basic concepts of network
management. It outlines:
■
Why Use Network Management?
■
The Benefits of Network Management
■
Key Network Management Functions
Why Use Network
Management?
Many businesses today run their computers on a computer network.
Using a network management solution allows you to track the
performance of your network and quickly identify problems before they
affect your users. This in turn helps you to run your business more
efficiently.
The Benefits of
Network
Management
Network management provides the following benefits:
Full Network View
from a Single PC
■
Full Network View from a Single PC
■
Reducing Downtime
■
Improving Performance
■
Freeing Up Personnel
■
Reducing Equipment Costs
Some network management software (including 3Com® Network
Supervisor) allows you to view and display all devices, links and activity on
your network from the convenience of a single, centrally-situated PC. For
example, you can easily locate and monitor the health of a specific PC or
other type of device without leaving your desk.
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Reducing Downtime
Network downtime can affect your business and its productivity. When
this happens, it is important that you restore connections as quickly as
possible.
Reactive network management does reduce downtime by responding to
device and link failures. However, a network management solution
provides you with a proactive management capability. This reduces the
number and severity of failures and can help avoid downtime altogether.
Improving
Performance
Network topology and monitoring information give you an accurate view
of your network’s structure and traffic rates. Using this information you
can make changes to the structure of your network to improve its
performance.
Freeing Up Personnel
Using a network management solution which gives a full view of your
network and actively warns you of problems, reduces the day-to-day
demands on personnel to find and fix problems. This automation allows
people to focus on key management activities.
Reducing Equipment
Costs
Network management enables you to make better use of current
equipment, delaying expensive and disruptive upgrades until they are
necessary. Understanding your network also enables you to choose
upgrades that give the best return for any investment.
Key Network
Management
Functions
Monitoring Network
Capacity
The key network management functions described here are useful tools
which help to deliver the benefits of network management described in
“The Benefits of Network Management”.
■
Monitoring Network Capacity
■
Predicting Problem Links and Devices
This lets you track recurring bottlenecks and plan for a regulated
expansion of the capacity (bandwidth) available to your users.
Key Network Management Functions
Predicting Problem
Links and Devices
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This lets you provide preventative solutions using less staff-hours and
reduces the amount of time that your network is either inefficient or
unavailable.
For example, network management software can show:
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History of problem areas.
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Devices on your network suffering from stress.
Stress is the performance measure of a network object (a device or link)
against pre-defined thresholds.
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USING NETWORK SUPERVISOR TO
MANAGE YOUR NETWORK
3Com® Network Supervisor is a powerful and easy-to-use network
management tool in the 3Com ® network management range.
This chapter contains an overview of how you and your network can
benefit from Network Supervisor. This applies whether your network has
been carefully structured from the beginning or has evolved in a less
planned way.
Network Supervisor operates on Ethernet networks with up to 1500
devices (or 3000 devices if you have IP phones on your network). It works
best on networks which are based on 3Com devices, (although other
vendors’ devices are supported).
This chapter contains the following sections:
■
Overview of Network Supervisor Wizards
■
Major Benefits of Network Management with Network Supervisor
■
Setting up Network Supervisor for the First Time
■
Viewing the Stress on your Network
■
Managing and Manipulating Events
■
Instant Notification of Significant Activity Using Alerts
■
Viewing Network Trends and Patterns
A comprehensive glossary of terms is available on the Help system.
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Overview of
Network
Supervisor Wizards
Wizards are provided to guide you through the setup and configuration
of Network Supervisor parameters.
The Wizards often suggest useful default settings which can help you
start monitoring your network even when you are not sure which values
to set.
Major Benefits of
Network
Management with
Network Supervisor
Color-Coded View of
Your Network
Connectivity
Network Supervisor brings you the following major benefits to help you
manage your network. These are:
■
Color-Coded View of Your Network Connectivity
■
Real-Time Detailed Stress Monitoring
■
Total Visibility of Network Activity
■
Immediate Notification of Problems
Using Network Supervisor’s graphical map and intelligent monitoring you
can quickly identify problem areas and overloaded links on your network.
The map shows the devices and connections on your network, including
the links attaching the hubs, switches and routers to PCs. This provides an
instant, color-coded view of the state of your network.
Network Supervisor’s map also provides physical connectivity information
for your network.
Real-Time Detailed
Stress Monitoring
Good monitoring involves examining a combination of available
bandwidth, generated errors, service availability and service response
times.
Using Network Supervisor’s monitoring and alerts system, you are free to
run your business, while Network Supervisor watches the important parts
of your network and informs you if anything goes wrong.
Stress monitoring provides you with a performance measures of a
network object (a device or link) against pre-defined thresholds.
Network devices such as switches are monitored for their own internal
performance and for their external communication performance with
other devices. End stations are monitored for response time and service
availability.
Setting up Network Supervisor for the First Time
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Network Supervisor color-codes objects to indicate stress levels, providing
an accurate and easy-to-read indication of current levels of stress on any
monitored objects. A warning zone helps you predict when a device or
link may be about to become a problem.
Total Visibility of
Network Activity
You cannot always be scanning the Network Supervisor map for potential
problems. You need another way of achieving total visibility of your
network.
Network Supervisor provides this with an Event List which logs all issues
as they occur.
Network Supervisor’s Event List also lets you annotate events, adding
additional information or comments on how the problem was solved.
This allows you to build a knowledgebase of your network, making
recurring problems easier to identify and resolve.
Immediate
Notification of
Problems
You also need to be confident that you will know of network problems
before or at the same time as your users.
Network Supervisor provides an alert system which ensures that you are
notified of problems immediately. You can choose various visual and
audible methods to notify you of significant network activity, for example,
an e-mail, sound or popup dialog box.
Setting up Network
Supervisor for the
First Time
Discovering and
Mapping Your
Network
These are the initial steps which provide the context for your network
management:
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Discovering and Mapping Your Network
■
Monitoring Core Devices and Links
■
Reacting to Network Events
Network Supervisor incorporates an easy-to-use Network Discovery
Wizard that guides you through the process of discovering the devices on
your network and determining the links between them.
You can choose to discover and map the local subnet, the whole network
or specify a group of subnets (including ranges of devices within a
subnet).
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There are two steps which are used to construct a map of your network.
Network Supervisor:
1 Finds the devices connected to your network (and builds a model of each
one)
A ping message is sent by Network Supervisor to each IP address in the
range you choose to specify. Each device that responds is then contacted
individually and Network Supervisor constructs a model of that device
from the information it provides.
2 Figures out how each device is connected to the rest of your network
Network Supervisor works out the connections by talking to the switches,
routers and hubs on your network.
Monitoring Core
Devices and Links
Network Supervisor attempts to identify the core devices and links and
monitor them for you. It judges which devices and links are most
important to keep your network’s central services operating; that is, the
backbone devices of your network. This is your core network.
For your initial settings, it is probably best to monitor only these devices
which are critical to your network’s operation and performance levels.
Network Supervisor also shows the state of each core link. For example, it
shows whether each core link is up or down. Network Supervisor uses
color-coding to enable easy recognition of the stress level on each device
and link.
If there is not enough information for Network Supervisor to discover
what connections are present on a part of the network, it displays a cloud
where it knows that devices are connected but cannot say how.
Unsupported SNMP devices (for example, some non-3Com devices) are
shown in this way.
Monitoring Additional Devices and Links
You can also manually start monitoring any other devices or links which
are particularly important to your network.
For example, you may have a switch which connects a server farm. As this
switch and its links are important to many users, you may want to turn on
monitoring to it and other links like it.
A server farm is a collection of servers (for example, file servers and
printers) which are available to groups of users on a network.
Viewing the Stress on your Network
Reacting to Network
Events
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When you start monitoring for the first time, you may start to see many
events in the Event List.
If the number of events in the list appears to be excessive, this may
indicate that the activity thresholds set are too low for your network. If
this is the case, Network Supervisor lets you tune the thresholds to a
more appropriate level.
You should decide which of these events are important and tell Network
Supervisor how to handle these when they occur again.
For example, you may choose to configure an alert for a particular event:
this means that every time the same problem occurs again, you will
immediately be informed of it. This is a reactive step which you will only
need to do once.
Alerts are a notification mechanism. They can be an e-mail, sound, popup
message or can launch an application. They are attached to an item on
your network map and are triggered when an event occurs.
Once you have configured your first set of alerts, you can then use the
following steps to quickly locate and identify any problems on your
network:
1 React to an alert.
2 Look in the Event List.
3 Follow the link from the Event List to the problem area on the map.
4 Perform diagnosis.
Viewing the Stress
on your Network
When you launch a Network Stress window (shown in Figure 1), Network
Supervisor shows the magnitude of stress for a particular device. This
provides you with more useful information than merely being told the
device has a high or low level of stress.
Stress is the performance measure of a network object (a device or link)
against pre-defined thresholds.
The stress bars represent the stress of the devices and links on your
network by low (green), warning (yellow) and high (red) zones.
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The significant advantage of having a yellow (warning) zone is that it
gives you a clear indication that a monitor is approaching a serious
condition. This may allow you to predict some network problems before
they become critical.
For example, a half-lit green bar indicates that you should have
considerable scope before that device requires attention, while a fully-lit
red bar shows that something is seriously wrong with the performance of
that device and that it probably needs urgent attention.
A monitor is a measure of the stress being experienced by a network
device or link.
Viewing Detailed
Stress Indicators
Once Network Supervisor has identified which device or link is causing a
problem, you may want more detailed information on the individual
measures which are causing raised levels of stress.
Figure 1 Network Stress Window
Network Supervisor lets you do this by giving you access to:
■
Plain Text Interpretation of a Network Problem
■
Detailed Monitoring Information
Viewing the Stress on your Network
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Plain Text Interpretation of a Network Problem
A textual interpretation of a network problem is a useful starting point or
may provide enough information for you to identify and solve a problem.
Network Supervisor provides this information with its What’s Wrong
Dialog Box, shown in Figure 2.
The language used in the What’s Wrong Dialog Box is non-technical,
making the definitions easy to understand.
Figure 2 What’s Wrong Dialog Box
Detailed Monitoring Information
As an alternative, a more detailed view of how a network device or link is
being monitored is available.
Network Supervisor gives you this type of information by letting you see
the embedded devices, ports and monitors on each device. It does this
through an easy-to-use Windows Explorer-style interface.
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The All Monitors Dialog Box (shown in Figure 3), lets you:
■
View which monitors are being used.
■
Change the thresholds on each monitor.
■
Switch monitors on or off.
A monitor is a specific stress measure for a network device or link.
Information on each monitor is gathered by an individual monitor.
Information from the individual monitors for each device is combined to
form one overall monitor. This composite monitor gives a profile of the
network device which Network Supervisor uses to calculate the stress for
that device or link.
Figure 3 All Monitors Dialog Box
Managing and Manipulating Events
Managing and
Manipulating
Events
Intelligent Event
Generation
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The Network Supervisor Event List greatly improves your ability to
prioritize and react to problems on your network.
Network Supervisor generates events intelligently. For example, to
prevent utilization ‘spikes’ causing unnecessary events, the threshold set
must be exceeded for a reasonable period of time (determined by
Network Supervisor) before an event is generated.
This means that Network Supervisor will produce a more accurate
representation of what is effectively one incident, than if it generated an
event every time the threshold was passed.
The events in the Event List are generated internally by Network
Supervisor, they are not SNMP traps generated by network devices.
Network Supervisor provides the following to help you manage
generated events:
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Filtering
■
Commenting
■
Sorting
■
Acknowledging
■
Ageing
Filtering
Filtering temporarily removes entries from the Event List to provide a clear
view of a selected type of event. You can filter on various criteria
including event severity, time and description.
Commenting
The Comment facility lets you write and attach notes about events
relating to specific devices or links. You may want to include information
about why an event occurred previously and a suggested solution.
You can then filter events based on the content of a comment, searching
for information to help solve a newly discovered problem.
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In the longer term, the Comment facility lets you build a problem solving
database for your network which can help you to solve common
problems quickly.
Sorting
Sorting lets you order events by the column headings of the Event List.
For example, you can sort by event severity, time or importance.
Acknowledging
This lets you mark as acknowledged, events or groups of events which
you have seen.
Ageing
This lets you control how many events are retained in the Event List. You
can set a maximum number of events to be kept or specify that events of
a certain age (number of days) are deleted.
Instant Notification
of Significant
Activity Using
Alerts
Although the Event List gives you a comprehensive view of network
activity, it is also useful to find out instantly if there is any significant
activity on your network.
Network Supervisor provides alerts for this purpose. They instantly notify
you of significant network activity without requiring that you
continuously have Network Supervisor as the active application on your
PC.
If you want to be notified of an event as soon as it happens, configure an
alert to be activated when that event has been generated.
Network Supervisor provides five types of alerts to suit different working
environments. An alert can be defined as a popup dialog box, e-mail
message, audio alert, pager message or it can launch a specified
application.
Viewing Network Trends and Patterns
Viewing Network
Trends and Patterns
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Sometimes it is helpful to have an overview or statistical summary of
certain aspects of your network.
This type of information is useful for outlining patterns and trends in the
use of your network which may not be easily visible in other views. It is
especially useful for strategy and planning purposes, such as the future
expansion of your network when your business, volume of network
traffic and number of users expand.
Reports can be generated for all devices on your network map or on
selected devices only.
Tracking the Devices
on Your Network
You can use the Network Inventory Report (shown in Figure 4) to help
track the number of PCs and other devices currently on your network.
This is particularly useful for asset management. For example, at the end
of a financial month or year, this type of information can help you
calculate and budget for the following year’s requirements.
Figure 4 Sample Network Inventory Report
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Planning Your
Network Capacity
You can use the Network Capacity Report to calculate the number of
ports available on your network and identify which devices they belong
to.
This provides a powerful planning tool which allows you to quickly view
the devices which are close to using the maximum number of available
ports. Using this information, you can then plan the number of ports that
your network needs for the future.
For example, you can calculate the maximum number of ports that each
device on your network can support. As your business grows, use a
Network Capacity Report to display when this threshold is close to being
reached.
You can then plan when you should start to invest in new devices, before
the capacity is reached and the state of your network becomes critical.
Listing All the Devices
Attached to Each Port
The Network Topology Report lets you list and identify what devices and
types of device are attached to each port. It gives you a printable list of
devices and their connectivity status. This makes it especially useful if you
have to go into a wiring closet to modify a device or if you do not have a
portable PC.
The list of devices includes a textual description of each attached device.
Network Discovery
Report
The Network Discovery Report outlines which of the discovered
supported devices have unsupported agents installed.
It also provides details of which version of agent software is installed on a
device and which version of agent software is the earliest supported by
Network Supervisor for that type of device.
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LIVE UPDATE
This chapter describes the features and benefits of using 3Com® Network
Supervisor Live Update. It outlines:
About Live Update
Live Update
Using Live Update
Live Update Setup
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About Live Update
■
Using Live Update
3Com Network Supervisor Live Update provides a method for actively
delivering current hardware and software information for 3Com
products. This proactive transaction requires that the user has version 3.0
of 3Com Network Supervisor installed.
Live Update “pulls” information, at the users’ request, from a 3Com
database via the World Wide Web and provides support for newly
installed devices, software upgrades, service packs and feature
enhancements. This delivery mechanism provides a secure method for
downloading information in a manner that is cost-effective, convenient,
and above all, current. This method of delivery provides “day-one”
management for all newly developed devices.
Live Update connects to a 3Com server using the same method as your
default Internet browser. This configuration is established the first time
you run Live Update. When you launch Live Update the application
performs a comparison of the configuration and agent files on your
network with the files located on the 3Com server. It then displays a list
of the newer files on the server and asks if you want to download them.
You can choose to select any or all of the files from the list.
The first time you run Live Update, the Live Update Setup Wizard runs,
allowing you to specify how to make the connection to the Internet.
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To ensure security, some networks use a proxy server as an intermediary
between the workstation and the server. If your default browser is using
specific proxy settings, Live Update will automatically use them to
connect to the Internet. Otherwise, you will need to specify custom proxy
settings before Live Update can connect to the 3Com server.
Select File Groups
Select File Groups allows you to choose the files you wish to download.
Depending on the files available on the 3Com server, you can choose
from the following:
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Network Supervisor updates (service packs)
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Device Agents
■
Configuration Templates
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Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) is hereby excluded in its entirety from
application to this License Agreement.
NO WARRANTY
THE SOFTWARE AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND ALL RISK IS
WITH YOU. 3COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY AS TO
ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION. IN PARTICULAR, ANY
AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR
NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. FURTHER, 3COM MAKES NO
REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS THAT THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION
PROVIDED ARE FREE OF ERRORS OR VIRUSES, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION ARE
SUITABLE FOR YOUR INTENDED USE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL 3COM OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED
INACCURATE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT
OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE AND/OR DOCUMENTATION,
REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT
PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF 3COM OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL HAVE THE EFFECT
OF LIMITING OR EXCLUDING 3COM'S LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY ITS OWN
NEGLIGENCE.
DISCLAIMER
Some countries, states, or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the
limitation of incidental or consequential damages for certain products supplied to consumers or the limitation
of liability for personal injury, so the above limitations and exclusions may be limited in their application to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary depending on local law.
SEVERABILITY
In the event any provision of this License Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the
validity, legality and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or
impaired and a valid, legal and enforceable provision of similar intent and economic impact shall be
substituted therefor.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This License Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and 3Com,
supersedes all prior agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to the Software, and may be amended
only in a writing signed by both parties.
3Com is a registered trademark of 3Com Corporation.
3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza,
P.O. Box 58145, Santa Clara,
CA 95052-8145
(408) 764-5000
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