Re: Wildcards in 'Event Attributes' ruleset node

1999-11-15 21:00:21
Subject: Re: Wildcards in 'Event Attributes' ruleset node
From: James Shanks <James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 21:00:21 -0500
Ken -

As you have already determined, Event Attributes are an exact match only.  But
it looks to me like you are trying to
exclude by Enterprise Id, which can be done in a Trap Setting.  Try defining a
separate Enterprise ID,, and call it something different than
the others (How about just "Microsoft"?) and then use that in a Trap Setting
node to block these events.   It should block all matches. And it should be
pretty fast.

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

Freeman Ken <Ken.Freeman AT WOOLWICH.CO DOT UK> on 11/11/99 06:47:39 AM

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Subject:  Wildcards in 'Event Attributes' ruleset node

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Does anyone know if it is possible to use wildcards when processing the
Enterprise Id in the 'Event Attributes' ruleset node?

The problem that I have is that I would like to exclude the Microsoft traps
from some of our processing. Unfortunately the traps do not exist in a
single Enterprise Id ( but 20-30 different Enterprise IDs
( due to the way that Microsoft
codes/issues SNMP traps from SMS.

The various methods I have tried are:

        1) 'Inline Action' running "echo $NVE |grep -q"
         Works, but causes the NetView/AIX to slow down as the command is
run for every alert!

        2) Enterprise Id =* in an 'Event Attribute' node
         Doesn't work at all

        3) A complicated series of 'Event Attribute' nodes testing the
Enterprise Id in different ways
           Works, but messy and difficult to document!

Any help/hints would be most welcome.

Ken Freeman
Woolwich plc