According to my sources, this was fixed in the latest 2.3.1 ptf and the 5.0
Looks like you are at at 2.3.0. You should call Support and get the
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
---------------------- Forwarded by James Shanks/Tivoli Systems on 08/11/98
09:41 AM ---------------------------
"Brunschede, Gerd" <Gerd.Brunschede AT HIK.FZK DOT DE> on 08/11/98 08:05:25 AM
Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on
NetView et alia <NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU>
To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
cc: (bcc: James Shanks)
Subject: AW: Problem with MLM - conflict with 'portmap'?
> Von: Steven Casagrande [SMTP:steve_casagrande AT BE.IBM DOT COM]
> Gesendet am: Dienstag, 11. August 1998 13:48
> An: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
> Betreff: Problem with MLM - conflict with 'portmap'?
> We are using the Netview MLM on our system, and whenever we start up
> midmand, it destroys NFS performance on the system. We've traced it
> to one possibility: a possible conflict between 'portmap' and
> 'midmand'. Using 'lsof', we found portmap and midmand both using
> UDP:*.* (whatever port *that* is...), and when this happens, the
> biods (NFS client daemons) don't use any CPU, and NFS performance is
> terrible (several seconds for a 'df', for example). Killing midmand
> clears up the problem.
> I suspect that the UDP:*.* port is being fought over by midmand and
> portmap (which acts as a broker for rpc services, including NFS).
> Then, when packets get grabbed by midmand, the portmap never sees
> them, and we're in a timeout condition for the NFS application. The
> bad performance seems random (sometimes it's OK), which might indicate
> that the midmand was off doing something else, and the portman had a
> chance to get at the socket.
> Has anyone else seen this problem? Any ideas for a work-around?
> FYI: AIX 18.104.22.168, mlm 22.214.171.124.U445257, RS/6k-380/192MB RAM/584MB Swap,
> very lightly loaded (just us chickens!).
> Many thanks,
> Steve Casagrande
> IBM Belgium
> Steve_Casagrande AT be.ibm DOT com
yes, we saw a similiar problem after migration from NV 4.1 with
MLM-Products to NV 5.
The performance went down dramiticly on our AIX-Nodes. After
stopping the MLM-
Products (MLM,SLM and SIA) and deleting them the problems has
The monitoring of our AIX-nodes we are doing now with TME10 DM
3.5 without any
What now we cannot use are the private MIB-variables. We can
live with this
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