Re: Ruleset Editor - Compare MIB Variable

1999-08-27 15:16:26
Subject: Re: Ruleset Editor - Compare MIB Variable
From: James Shanks <James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 15:16:26 -0400
Sorry, there is no way to use part of the trap in a ruleset  MIB Compare Node
except as the node to do the compare against.  Both the MIB instance
specification and the compare value are constants you must enter when you build
the rule.
That's not very flexible, but that is how it works today.  You could send a note
to netview AT tivoli DOT com and request that this be changed in a future 

So you are left with writing a script to run as an action or in-line action
instead and using snmpget to get your data.  If you use an inline action you
must be sure to have a short wait time or you could hang nvcorrd waiting for a

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

Calvin Wilson <cwwilson AT UVIC DOT CA> on 08/27/99 02:57:31 PM

Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView

cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
Subject:  Ruleset Editor - Compare MIB Variable

For certain interface down traps I would like to query the node to get more
information on the interface. Can I use the "Compare MIB Variable" template
to do this or do I have to use an external script with the "Action"

The problem I am running into is in using an argument from the trap to
populate the instance part of the MIB variable specification. Is there any
way to accomplish this, perhaps using the environment variables somehow?

Calvin Wilson - Senior Network Analyst          Phone: 250-472-4825
UVic Network Services                                   Fax:  250-721-8778

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