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Re: MLM floods NetView with interface up traps

2000-05-05 16:12:09
Subject: Re: MLM floods NetView with interface up traps
From: James_Shanks AT tivoli DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 16:12:09 -0400
As far as I know, what you are describing is normal behavior.  When an MLM is
rebooted, it starts from ground zero and sends status traps on all the nodes it
monitors to NetView.  That's what it is supposed to do.  It doesn't have a
topology database like netmon does to store this information in, so it sends a
level-set to netmon.  It has no idea what happened to the nodes it monitor when
it is down, whether netmon was able to take over the polling successfully or
not, so it has to start somewhere.  Are you rebooting all your MLMs at once or
something?  If not, then the question becomes, why have MLMs monitor status in
the first place if you don't want them to send the traps?

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX and NT) L3 Support


Peter Cho <chop AT tdbank DOT ca> on 05/05/2000 02:03:12 PM

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Subject:  [NV-L] MLM floods NetView with interface up traps




Hello,

Using NT MLMs with AIX NetView 5.12.  When our MLM's are
rebooted, it floods NetView with hundreds of interface up traps.

Don't want to filter the trap as our network people want to see it.
Does anyone have a work around?  Is there a ruleset to handle this?

Thanks,

Peter

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