There should be no problem editing the probe.map file. The file allows
only a single community name, while many of the rmon agents allow
multiple layers of SNMP- admin, user, etc., which can all be R/W, but
only with admin having administrative rights. You'd need to put
whichever one you want users to have access to on the NMS.
Hope this helps.
Rob Rinear wrote:
> Thanks, Jim. Regarding the RMON, is there a way to change the default
> community string that LANReMon uses? If not, I have located the file where
> probe information is stored (/usr/LANReMon/rmoncommon/maps/probe.map)...is
> there any problem directly modifying that file to add the RMON supported
> devices with their community strings?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kellock [mailto:jkelloc AT ibm DOT net]
> Sent: Monday, August 24, 1998 9:32 AM
> To: Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView et alia;
> robr AT dirigo DOT com
> Subject: Re: NWAYS Problems
> 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
> > 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
> > with the MAC address and the other with the interface number. Attempting
> > 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
> > 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
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