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, 126.96.36.199.4.1.311, 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
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 (188.8.131.52.4.1.311) but 20-30 different Enterprise IDs
(184.108.40.206.4.1.311.1.13.aaa.bbb.ccc....etc) 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 220.127.116.11.4.1.311."
Works, but causes the NetView/AIX to slow down as the command is
run for every alert!
2) Enterprise Id = 18.104.22.168.4.1.311.* 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.