Re: Questions...

1998-10-07 14:24:29
Subject: Re: Questions...
From: James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 14:24:29 -0400
If you have no Framework installed already, then there is no point in
installing anything other than Framework 3.6.  The only patch to install
then is the NetView one which comes with the product.

The choice of operating systems is up to you, but AIX 4.3.0 is buggy and
requires many patches, which are already included in AIX 4.3.1.  If you
want to stay at 4.2.1 for now, there is no problem with that.

Your backup scenario will not work.  A seed file controls discovery -- what
objects are in the NetView database -- not what objects are visible on the
map(s).  There are lots of ways to implement a backup, but your description
of what you want sounds to me like it would be best implemented using the
NetView Backup facility (backup manager) which is shipped with the product.
I recommend you read the NetView Administrator's Guide, Chapter 6, on
"Managing a Network Configuration", especially the final sections on
"Configuring a Backup Manager".

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

Sean Goldsworthy <seang AT CA.IBM DOT COM> on 10/07/98 01:49:26 PM

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Subject:  Questions...


I have a couple of questions regarding a Netview 5.1/Framework 3.6

1. How stable is the Netview 5.1 / Framework 3.6 s/w? Would it be best to
with the latest versions of each or, for example, NV 5.1 and Framework 3.2,
any other combo? Also, which, if any, patches are required for a NV 5.1/FW

2. I would like to use AIX 4.2.1 as the OS but, I am considering AIX 4.3.
there any issues with NV 5.1/FW 3.6 and AIX 4.3?
    Would it be better to use AIX 4.2.1?  Also, what patches for AIX 4.3

3. My implementation scenario is as follows..

 I will have two NV paltforms. One will monitor all of my hubs, routers,
etc. The other will monitor all of my servers.
 In case on NV crashes, I want to be able to make the other one 'view'
everything, i.e. hubs, routers, & servers, as quickly,
  effectively, and automatically as possible. I have two ideas to
do this:

  (i). Have three seed files. One which 'encompasses' just
routers, hubs, etc on the first NV machine. Another
        seedfile which just 'encompasses' servers on the second
NV machine. And finally, a third seedfile which
        'encompasses' everything. Then, when either NV machine
goes down, just implement the third seedfile on the
         remaining machine.

  (ii). Let the seed file for both NV machines 'encompass'
everything, but hide all servers on the map of the first NV
         machine and hide all routers, hubs, etc on the map of
the second machine. Also, limit polling and traps on the
          hidden objetcs on ech machine to reduce traffic.
Then, if one machine goes down, 'unhide' the objects on the
         remaining machine and incorporate ALL traps and increase
polling. I guess I will have to use three trap configs in
a similar manner to the three seedfiles in (i)?

Any info/advice would be appreciated.


Sean Goldsworthy.

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