If the agent is unset, it only means that that particular SNMP sysObject ID
is not one that is listed in /usr/OV/conf/oid_to_type. See the OID in
Tools...Display Object Information. Use smitty nv6000...configure to update
the oid_to_type file. Pick something similar from the list of agents. The
thing you gain by doing this is that you get to tell Netview that this
is a hub (H), and get it promoted from being a generic box in the bottom of
a segment to having a fancier symbol and being displayed on the Network
level submap. If it has multiple interfaces, Netview has already made that
assumption for you. You have to delete and rediscover the device to get
the fields (vendor and agent) set after this change. I like to stop and
everything, just to be through.
I usually make a Collection/Smartset of things where isSNMPSupported is
true and vendor is unset, just so I can catch all such nodes and update
Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
"Mel Brinkley" <mbrinkle AT arches.uga DOT edu>@tkg.com on 12/07/2000 03:10:11
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Subject: Re: [NV-L] SNMP
We don't have nortel routers, but your ifOperStatus is probably up.
Your router guru can most likely set the status of the interfaces to what
it should be. When I get SNMPAgent Unset, I take it to mean that the
device does not have SNMP or that NetView can't access it.
Since the CISCO 3548 switches most likely have SNMP agents, I would check
and make sure the correct community strings are entered into NetView.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mahesh Tailor
To: nv-l AT tkg DOT com
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 11:51 AM
Subject: [NV-L] SNMP
These may not be NetView problems, but perhaps someone can throw some
light on the matter.
Note: I am not running Optivity or CiscoWorks and never have.
1) I have a couple of Nortel ARN routers running OS version 12.02
that have their ifAdminStatus set incorrectly. The router is up,
accessible (ping, telnet, ftp, etc.) and passing traffic, but the
ifAdminStatus for the serial/sync interface shows administratively down
(AD) and thus not monitored by Netview.
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifDescr.1 : DISPLAY STRING- (ascii): NR-S11
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifDescr.2 : DISPLAY STRING- (ascii): NR-E11
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifAdminStatus.1 : INTEGER: down
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifAdminStatus.2 : INTEGER: up
If I do an ovobjprint on this object, the serial/sync shows AD. But,
strange thing about this is the interface layer symbol in Netview for this
interface is green/normal and pingable and not showing AD. And, properties
at the interface layer shows status normal.
I have tried ovtopofix -A, but it does not help.
2) I have some Cisco 3548 switches and their SNMPAgent variable is showing
Has anyone seen these before? Is there a fix for these?
Thanks in advance.
Carilion Health System