Includes tools that help gather information about and manage the network infrastructure.

Services (4)

Domain Name and Address Management (DNS/DHCP)

Northwestern provides domain name services for its IP address space as well as DHCP and static address management. These services can be managed by Northwestern IT or they can be delegated out to local IT staff in some instances.

Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to keep a computer's internal clock synchronized with a central source. Having accurate time is critical for researchers and for system administration. Northwestern Information Technology (IT) provides NTP service for users on campus at

NUSA (Network User Status Agent)

A tool for authorized support staff to determine the status of network ports.


The TEM System within Central IT, PINNACLE, encompasses inventory management, expense management, order management, and usage management.