I am being told that NetView 5.1 will GA sometime around 9/18/98, but I
can not guarantee that date but its what I am being told.
you won't remember me ;=)) We, a group of four people from ITSO and
Dave Shogren, visited you in June '98 at your workplace in RTP and had
a short talk. We also met you at the ITSO location Harisson Road, Cary.
Your list is great and a guess that's what people missed so far.
I have one easy additional question: Announce and availabilty date of
TME 10 NetView 5.1. Can you help?
Volkmar Binder, Germany
Mark_Sklenarik AT TIVOLI DOT COM wrote:
> NetView Info Flash
> ******* Date: 8/17/98
> ******* Product and Revision: NetView 5.1 pre-release info
> ******* Abstract:
> Below is a fairly detailed list of what new features
> are found on NetView for distributed networks to give
> the field a heads up on the product. Following the list
> of features is an extensive list of defects that were
> fixed with the associative APAR number next to them.
> ******* Brief:
> NEW FEATURES
> The following section describes all of the new
> functionality and enhancements found in this release of TME10
> Support for RS/6000 AIX 4.3
> TME10 NetView V5R1 now runs and is supported on AIX 4.3.
> Support for SUN Solaris 2.6
> TME10 NetView V5R1 now runs and is supported on the SUN
> operating system version 2.6.
> Additional TME10 Framework Servers for Installation
> TME10 NetView V5R1 may now be installed on TMR nodes from TMR
> on platforms other than those that execute TME10 NetView. In
> to being able to install TME10 NetView from AIX, Digital UNIX, and
> Solaris platforms, it may also be installed on appropriate
> from HPUX and Windows NT platforms running the TME10 Framework
> Heterogeneous Client/Server Configurations
> TME10 NetView V5R1 now supports heterogeneous
> configurations between AIX and Solaris platforms. A TME10
> V5R1 client may now be installed on a Solaris platform to
> with a TME10 NetView V5R1 Server on an AIX platform, and vice
> Heterogeneous client/server configurations involving the Digital
> and WindowsNT platforms remain unsupported.
> Internet Explorer V4.0 Compatibility
> In addition to allowing NetScape 4.0 to run a web client attached to
> TME10 NetView server, TME10 NetView V5R1 now allows the
> Explorer (version 4.0) browser to act as a web client.
> Additional DynaText Support
> TME10 NetView V5R1 now supports DynaText browser version 3.1.
> In addition, a new script has been written to delete DynaText from
> TME10 NetView installation. It can be found in the /MUSTSEE
> of the TME10 NetView CDROM or, if a recent version of TME10
> has been installed, in the $BINDIR/bin directory.
> Web/Vendor Integration
> A series of enhancements have been made to the NetView Web
> to allow vendors and customers to more tightly integrate
> web interfaces.
> Enhanced Web Security
> The web client security has been integrated with NetView
> security. Web operators will now log on using NetView userids
> passwords. All web users will be in the "web" group on the server.
> Improved Performance for Web Client
> The communications between the web client and the server have
> redesigned. The new design is much faster, uses far fewer
> resources, and is more robust.
> The screen painting operations have been programmed to be much
> Screen updates for status changes have been optimized. This
> increased the number of icons that can be monitored on a given
> Detailed submaps have replaced the summary submap views.
> Database Enhancements
> Improvements have been made to the NetView Database Management
> (the NDBM component) to address performance improvements for the
> version of TME10 NetView.
> New Submap Sorting Functionality
> A new menu item has been added by which the symbols on a submap can
> sorted by one or more object properties. Select "Submap->Sort By"
> the NetView GUI to see a list of object properties that can be
> for the sort. For example, the symbols can be sorted by label,
> Address, Status, and many others. This function can be used
> quickly find a particular node or see holes in the IP address
> New nodes added to the submap will be placed in the correct
> based on the sorting option currently chosen. However, if sorting
> being done by status, the submap layout will not be redone
> the status of a node changes.In order to get status updates,
> Submap -> Sort by option must either be selected again, or the View
> Redo Layout option must be selected. The same is true
> user-modified fields such as "Label".
> Submap sorting is only available for bus and row/column submaps.
> is not available for read-only maps, or map snapshots.
> New Status Filtering Functionality
> A new menu item has been added by which symbols of a particular
> can be hidden on a submap. Select "View->Filter By Status" and
> the appropriate menu item to hide all of the symbols of that
> color. Toggle the menu item off to redisplay them. Note that
> function is not dynamic: a hidden symbol which changes status
> remain hidden, and visible symbols which change to a filtered
> remain displayed.
> New Command nvsniffer
> The new nvsniffer command (/usr/OV/bin/nvsniffer) traverses
> NetView managed nodes and searches for defined TCP services running
> well-known ports. The existence of these services are placed
> the NetView object database via boolean values.
> New Command nvwakeup
> The new nvwakeup command (/usr/OV/bin/nvwakeup) implements
> functionality in TME10 NetView. This tool can be used to wake
> machine up that is compliant with the "Magic Packet" specification
> wake-up nodes. This includes special software and hardware on
> target platform.
> New Command nvdbimport
> The new nvdbimport command (/usr/OV/bin/nvdbimport) is used to
> object field values into the NetView Object Database. It is
> at importing multiple field values for a large number of objects
> a batch methodology.
> New Command nvdbformat
> The new nvdbformat command (/usr/OV/bin/nvdbformat) is used to
> object field values from the NetView database based upon a set
> selection rules. The output is in the form of a mail-merge
> New Command ovwexit
> The new ovwexit command (/usr/OV/bin/ovwexit) is used to exit
> NetView GUI from the command line. This feature only brings down
> GUI on the machine the GUI is executing on. Remote client GUIs
> not affected by this command.
> New Command chmod_web_ovw
> The new chmod_web_ovw command (/usr/OV/bin/chmod_web_ovw) is used
> give or block access to the maps. The syntax for the command is:
> # chmod_web_ovw -a | -d
> -a Allow non-root user to start the GUI with web function on.
> -d Allow only root user to start GUI with web function on
> New Migration Tool chktrapd.con
> The new chktrapd.con script (in the /MUSTSEE directory of the
> NetView CDROM , or in /usr/OV/install/tools with the
> checktrapdconf) can be executed by the user prior to migration
> check the trapd.conf file for any lines or sections that are too
> (having more than 99 fields). Executing this script gives users
> opportunity to correct the trapd.conf file prior to attempting
> migrate a previous TME10 NetView installation. The syntax for
> tool is:
> # chktrapd.con <File-Name>
> where <File-Name> is the full path name of the trapd.conf file to
> checked. If no file is given as an argument, the script prompts
> the file name. The errors found by the script are output
> Enhanced Interconnection with TME10 Enterprise Console
> The OVW application daemon dispsub, which displays a submap based on
> request from the TME10 Enterprise Console (T/EC), has been
> When a user selects an event from T/EC and asks to see
> corresponding node in a NetView submap, a trap is sent to dispsub
> the configured NetView server. The dispsub daemon will then
> the appropriate symbol in the requested submap if it is
> displayed. If the requested submap is not being displayed,
> will be highlighted. If no specific submap is specified by the
> then the symbol will be highlighted in each map currently
> displayed by the NetView server. If only one symbol exists for
> requested object, it will be highlighted. If multiple symbols
> dispsub will select the first of ipmap's symbols it finds to
> If no ipmap symbol exists, it will simply choose the first symbol
> Year 2000 Compliancy
> TME10 NetView V5R1 is Year 2000 compliant.
> Log File Name Change
> The name of the nv6000.log file can now be changed. The name
> location for this file can be modified via the TME10 desktop
> interface by selecting "Control" and then "Start User Interface".
> make a change, just overtype the name of the log file on the panel.
> FIXED DEFECTS
> Defects Fixed for TME10 NetView V5R1
> The following is a list of the customer reported problems fixed
> this release of TME10 NetView.
> IX69596 = WinSNMP APIs that do not work need to be documented.
> IX69619 = Ruleset editor not highliting trap settings in KANJI.
> IX70094 = Nvsecd memory leak of 32k with each login.
> IX70413 = Trapgend dies when system VPD has manual entries.
> IX70464 = Netmon core after U449573 with the latest netmon e-fix.
> IX70548 = Netmon core.
> IX70838 = Network object duplicated in object database.
> IX71304 = NetView GUI crashes with fatal ovw and ipmap errors.
> IX71578 = No status update occuring on fully-named collection
> IX71755 = Large trap> 1024 bytes causes trapd to core.
> IX71824 = Snmpselect uses high cpu.
> IX71831 = APM fails if policy name same as target collection name.
> IX71876 = Found a core while watching ipmap falling over.
> IX71928 = Symbol colors/ip status mismatch.
> IX71982 = Printtool cores when run in telnet session.
> IX72229 = Large ruleset strings overrun pbuffer in objectsig.
> IX72232 = Ovtopmd core at U450745 + ptf efix.
> IX72506 = At PTF U450745 netview systems no longer limit
> IX72672 = Gtmd manage/unmanage problem with U450745.
> IX72720 = IP interface label changed back to default.
> IX72913 = Ovmapcount does not clean up negative maps mgd field.
> IX72979 = SYBASE prepsyblib message undefined symbol when loading.
> IX73048 = Snmpcollect cores when unable to resolve target host
> IX73066 = Traps to tivoli TEC are incorrect.
> IX73134 = After PTF U449573, nvauth cannot change user password.
> IX73135 = Gtm api call cores.
> IX73195 = Getting an error in the gtm.trace.
> IX73245 = DOC APAR - nmpolling man page update.
> IX73259 = After mlm up netmon fails to stop polling mlm nodes.
> IX73316 = Netmon core using 2nd fix.
> IX73498 = Message: no configured event defined for enterprise.
> IX73520 = Framework display error when using NetView functions.
> IX73648 = NV 5 - NetView specific Frm. Patch can't be installed.
> IX73661 = NetView icon created on non-installed managed node.
> IX73789 = Correcting xnmsnmpconf core on Digital UNIX.
> IX73920 = Mlm on NT distribution errors (map not updating).
> IX73976 = The status icon color is not updated.
> IX73985 = setthresh command does not accept hostnames with -.
> IX73987 = Web client: ovw must be run by root to view maps.
> IX73990 = Web Client: View graphics only working on root submap.
> IX74163 = Extra netviewwebserver processes created with web
> IX74410 = Ovtopmd core at PTF U451880.
> IX74449 = Can't start ovtopmd with SQL=yes at PTF U451880.
> IX74486 = Web client can't demand poll when server security on.
> IX74495 = Ovtopmd core at NV V5 sun solaris.
> IX74533 = Buffer overflow causes trapd to exit on signal 2.
> IX74673 = Nvserverd cores on TEC trap.
> IX75037 = Some submaps/objects randomly not displayed.
> IX75167 = Netmon core at NV V5 GA w/ netmon efix.
> IX75193 = Setdatabase field fails in ruleset.
> IX75232 = SNMPAPI_CONTEXT_INVALID return with V2C agent.
> IX75321 = Nvlockd crashes with very heavy network traffic.
> IX75352 = /usr/OV/databases/snmpcollect/ file names wrong.
> IX75354 = 2210 interface icons disappear.
> IX75376 = Xnmloadmib cores when loading customer mib.
> IX75379 = Ovsnmperr.h error in V4 appears to be from V3.
> IX75396 = Wrong maps displayed when opening them thru SMIT.
> IX75589 = Nodes in mlm manager submap remain blue.
> IX75631 = db2 scripts not running at NV V5.
> IX75720 = Security configuration script contains syntax errors.
> IX75728 = Xnmmibload2 error with vendor mibs (such as 3com).
> IX75806 = Ovtopmd core at AIX PTF U451880.
> IX75917 = tralertdfc cores when started.
> IX76070 = Trapd displays duplicate codepoint descriptions.
> IX76072 = Smconvert -r provides incorrect output.
> IX76074 = Error reporting invalid enumerator at startup.
> IX76077 = Netmon sets incorrect trap destination on MLMs.
> IX76094 = Ruleset with query database collection not working.
> IX76102 = Netmon fails to obtain community name from coldb.pag
> IX76198 = V4 to V5 migration corrupts xnmtrap security file.
> IX76226 = Unable to create map snapshot on NetView V5.
> IX76287 = Trapd.conf migration gets SEV_1_ERR_BCFG_081B error.
> IX76478 = Collection with isCard=True displays incorrectly.
> IX76490 = AIX/NV Fields only displaying numeric characters.
> IX76493 = C5eui core dumps when exiting from NetView V5 eui.
> IX76595 = Migrate install failed when NODES keyword in traps.
> IX76654 = Web client cannot sign on to AIX 4,3 Web Server.
> IX76659 = Gtm does not save its database at U451880.
> IX76817 = Web Client hangs with loading symbols XX% pop-up.
> IX76936 = IPMap cores when looking at nways java interface.
> IX76949 = nvcorrd cores if hostname is larger than 256 bytes.
> IX77394 = Ovmapcount -b produces confusing output.
> IX77414 = File TME10.NetView.MIBInit appears in random places.
> IX77424 = NVTurboDatabase clobbers mapdb object.
> IX77425 = Web Client not displaying properly with MIB browser.
> IX77438 = OVW hangs with a blank window.
> IX77540 = Netmon polls hub interfaces only on MLM down event.
> IX77608 = Printtool menu option and toolbar grayed out.
> IX77619 = nvutil r operation takes 3+ minutes to complete.
> IX77753 = FilterEd cores with 126.96.36.199 U451880.
> IX77757 = Netmon dies with signal 11 during demand poll.
> IX77790 = NVSECD_ADMIN core if userid filename> 11 chars.
> IX77907 = Mib2Trap fails to set default severity for addtrap.
> IX77919 = Memory leaks in pass-on-match/reset-on-match dnodes.
> IX78081 = NVlockD is coring again.
> IX78136 = NVS_ISCLIENTAUTHORIZED returns incorrect value.
> IX78145 = Diagnostic ping does not show correct IP address.
> IX78272 = Filter editor will not add from map in some cases.
> IX78325 = reset_ci not giving correct nameserver name.
> IX78419 = nv6000.log filled with "select failed" warnings.
> IX78482 = Certain bitmaps not showing properly when compiled.
> IX78567 = Environment variables set in /etc/netnmrc.pre lost.
> IX78731 = V4 to V5 migration fails with SEV_2 ERR_BCFG_055.
> IX78735 = /usr/OV/conf/snmpcolfiles get corrupted.
> IX78744 = Compare mib variable fails w/o nvcdebug option on.
> IX78778 = Priority option in NVPAGE different than documented.
> IX78965 = Truncation happens to slot map definition in TEC.
> IX79023 = When 'netmon -a 50' is run, no collections created.
> IX79028 = MLM alias table not updated with APM collection.
> IX79071 = nvlockd fails and gtmd no longer updates map.
> IX79087 = NetView crash when closing submap window.
> IX79167 = PRINTF in slot definition causes nvserverd core.
> IX79182 = Status poll of large routers causes perf. problem.
> IX79299 = OVsnmpFixPdu sometimes garbles community name.
> IX79536 = Filter with enterprise ID> 80 freezes event window.
> IX79654 = Problem w/ closedate in /usr/OV/bin/trapd.log_maint
> ******* Summary:
> Utilize this info to help you and your field counterparts
> to increase potential sales opportunities as well as ease
> the worries of customers that are soon to migrate to the
> new NetView 5.1.
> ******* Other Info:
> This information will be put on the MOT within the next week.
> There will be another NetView Info Flash with the NIF pages
> link. I hope to have these info flashes up on the MOT within
> the same, or next, day of sending them out.
> ******* Associative Web Pages:
> None at this time.
> ****** As always, please send any comments to
> Will at the below email address.
> Will Mason
> NetView Product Evangelist
> wmason AT tivoli DOT com
> Tivoli Verification - RTP
> Bldg 500, 4205 South Miami Blvd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
> Email: mark.sklenarik AT tivoli DOT com Http: www.tivoli.com