RE: Node Up/Down Traps

2000-03-08 13:41:41
Subject: RE: Node Up/Down Traps
From: "John Creasey" <creasey AT ozemail.com DOT au>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 05:41:41 +1100
Ooh another cool trick I can really use.

However I wondered if it will cause a problem when I need to delete the
I've seen posts about problems caused when trying to delete a node that has
non standard things added to it?  Will this be a problem do you think?

John Creasey.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nv-l AT tkg DOT com [mailto:owner-nv-l AT tkg DOT com]On Behalf Of
> lclark AT us.ibm DOT com
> Sent: Wednesday, 8 March 2000 22:52
> To: NV-L AT tkg DOT com
> Subject: Re: [NV-L] Node Up/Down Traps
> The easiest way is to use the nvdbimport command. If you have
> a file that
> looks like this:
> IP Hostname,MaintnenanceTime
> ServerA,TRUE
> ServerB,TRUE
> ServerC,TRUE
> and run 'nvdbimport -f <name of this file>'
> then Netview will create the field on those nodes and set it
> to true. You
> could further
> automate the generation of that file by maintaining a
> list-type collection
> of the servers
> involved and use nvUtil in a script to generate the file used by
> nvdbimport. Remember
> that you will need to set the field to false later, so you
> will want to
> make two files while
> you are at it. See the man page for nvdbimport. There are a bunch of
> samples in
> /usr/OV/bin/nvdbtools. This is wonderful stuff!
> If you also want to be able to use the field for locating
> things, you need
> to define the field
> yourself and give it the Locate capability. Then nvdbimport
> will just use
> the one you
> made. The fields are in /usr/OV/fields/C. Make a file of your
> own in there,
> and copy
> a little stanza from one of the other files. You want to
> define a boolean
> field, and the
> only flag you need is Locate. After changes to fields you
> need to do the
> ovw -fields.
> Making fields is documented in the Programmer's Guide online manual.
> If you take this extra step, you will further be able to use
> the field to
> define a Collection
> that contains things for which MaintenanceTime is True. So if
> they are red
> ...etc.
> Cordially,
> Leslie A. Clark
> IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
> Detroit
> ====================================================================
> Leslie,
> I like the idea, but this means that I must create a field called :
> MaintWindow
> (Or whatever) for the nodes in my Maintenance collection.
> How do I create this field?
> Regards
> Wouter de Bruin
> Network Management Consultant
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