Re: NetView and the Tivoli desktop

1999-12-07 22:31:42
Subject: Re: NetView and the Tivoli desktop
From: Leslie Clark <lclark AT US.IBM DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 22:31:42 -0500
You must put an X-emulation product on the users' machines. There
are several that work fine (eXceed, ReflectionX, Chameleon, others).

Access from Intel to AIX can be done a couple of ways, but not via the
Netview Client. That's for unix-to-unix, or nt-to-nt.

1) You can have them just telnet in to the Netview box, regardless of the
Tivoli Framework.  Export the DISPLAY and launch netview from the

2) You can have them telnet in to either box and launch Tivoli, which will
launch a  Unix Tivoli Desktop assigned to that AIX userid that has the
NetviewServer resource on it. You launch the Netview gui from the context

3) You can have them launch the Tivoli Desktop for Windows that is
installed on their PCs, and assign them a desktop that has the
NetviewServer resource on it. You launch the Netview gui from the
context menu.

For 2 and 3, I have found that, for some reason, when Netview is
on a Managed Node rather than the TMR server, it is necessary to
do an 'xhost +' on the TMR server, otherwise the map will not open.

AND... you really do need to upgrade that 5.0 to 5.1 and then 5.1.2.
There are an awful lot of bugs fixed since 5.0.


Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking


We currently have a 3.2 Tivoli TMR and Netview 5.0 installed on separate

We are considering giving more users access to our Netview application.
These clients are using Windows NT 4.0 Workstation and Windows 9x.

We are trying to decide on an architecture for deploying Netview to these
users.  Is it necessary to deploy a third party X11 package (e.g. Exceed)
these user's machine?  What is involved in configuring Netview clients for

Any suggestions and comments would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Jay Pinkos

PS - Could you please CC me directly at jpinkos AT bostongas DOT com as I am 
subscribed to the digest version and would have to wait an additional day
for the responses.  Thank you.

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