MORE QUESTIONS ON NETVIEW NT 5.0 REV A
Please if anyone can help with the following questions/problems:
1) Availability tracking: my customer wants reports of up/down time for
nodes which seems to be what is provided by the availability feature in the
Object Properties windows. This is always blank for any node I choose. What do
I have to do to get availability statistics ? I am logging events to both
trapd.log (flat file) and to the SQL database. We are using MS SQL Server 6.5.
I have also tried using uptimer.exe but don't what parameters to provide the
2) Events: As previously mentioned I am logging events to both trapd.log
and the SQL database. What is each used for ? Is there a purpose for logging to
3) Events database: Is this used only for current events ? I need an
explanation for the maximum events and no. events to refresh display. The notes
say that when maximum events are reached the database is cleared - do they mean
cleared of all events or does it wrap around ? What exactly is 'refresh
display' , it appears to me that the display refreshes each time a new event is
received so I don't understand what this parameter is meant to do.
4) Events history: I cannot see any difference in the display when I used
all events (current?) or history ? Are all the events from the SQL database
available to be viewed online ? Is the maximum events parameter for all events
in the database or for those events which can be viewed as 'current events'. My
events seem to be cleared out or maybe archived as I can only view events for
the last couple of days and not since NetView was installed.
5) DHCP: My customer uses DHCP for WIN95 workstations. What is the
advantage of customising the seed file to tell NetView which nodes are DHCP ?
What are the advantages of keeping or not keeping the DHCP clients ? My
customer has IP addresses reserved for 30 days.
6) Is there a way in NT to automatically start data collection for
specific time intervals ? (something like cron for Unix ?)
7) Are there any sample SQL queries/reports to produce customised reports
from the SNMPCOLLECT database ?
(dsparg AT fgh.co DOT za)