Re: NWAYS Problems

1998-08-24 09:32:01
Subject: Re: NWAYS Problems
From: Jim Kellock <jkelloc AT IBM DOT NET>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 09:32:01 -0400
Nways explanations:
1.  It sounds as if you've installed the LNM portion of Nways and it has
discovered that your routers are have bridging set up as well as
routing.  LNM added symbols to your interface map so status can be
propogated based on the managed capabilities of the devices.

2. the RMON product is not aware of the ovsnmp database.  Since there is
no discovery of Rmon agents by the LANReMon anyway, you still have to
open up each probe, so it's not too much of a stretch to type in another
community name.  In another life, perhaps, it will be easier.

Hope this helps.
Rob Rinear wrote:
> For those who have experience with IBM NWAYS (or some of the IBM'ers
> subscribed here), I have a few minor issues I'm hoping someone can help
> with.  I am running Netview V5 on AIX 4.2.1 with NWAYS 1.2.1.
> 1. After NWAYS was installed, all IBM routers now have multiple symbols for
> each interface on the interface submap.  For example, each interface on a
> 6611 router is now represented by 1 IP card symbol labelled with the IP
> address (as expected), along with 2 token ring LAN card symbols, 1 labelled
> with the MAC address and the other with the interface number.  Attempting to
> select 1 of these will highlight all 3, so you cannot delete them.  My
> questions are:  what is the purpose of these extra symbols, and can they be
> eliminated?
> 2. Remote Monitor seems to default to using "public" as a community string
> for each device initially, rather than the community string Netview is
> configured for.  How can I get it to use what Netview already knows?
> Help and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
> Rob Rinear
> Dirigo Incorporated
> Systems and Network Management Solutions
> (513) 421-6500
> robr AT dirigo DOT com
> http://www.dirigo.com

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