RE: delay in automatic actions

2000-05-11 07:59:10
Subject: RE: delay in automatic actions
From: BAUDOUX BERNARD <bernard.baudoux AT fortisbank DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 13:59:10 +0200
Hi Juan,

I have already had a similar problem.   The NetView box received traps from
network devices, they appeared with the right date/time in trapd.log, but
the display in the events windows had a delay of up to 20 or 30 minutes
which was quite annoying.

The problem was in fact a high CPU usage (you can monitor this with 'smon').
This high CPU was due to some bad settings.   When I was able to reduce the
PU usage, the traps were displayed in time.

Perhaps your case is similar ?

Bernard Baudoux
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e-mail : bernard.baudoux AT fortisbank DOT com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: echevarria AT es.ibm DOT com [SMTP:echevarria AT es.ibm DOT com]
> Sent: Thursday, 11 May, 2000 12:27
> To:   nv-l AT tkg DOT com
> Subject:      [NV-L] delay in automatic actions
> Hi all,
>      I have a Netview 5.1.1 running on AIX 4.2.1. From it I manage
> different networks and I want to have a monthly log on availability of
> some
> network nodes. So I defined in trapd.conf some traps for specific nodes:
> Node down, Node Up, Node Marginal, Interface down and Interface Up. These
> traps are defined as the standard ones but affect only to the nodes I'm
> interested in and they have the following "Command for Automatic Action":
> print "'date + %h/%d/%Y, +%H:%M:%S', $2,$3" >> availability.log
>      It runs fairly well and generates a log with the interesting traps
> only for the nodes I want. But, when I compare the date and time in my
> availability.log with the date and time of the same event in trapd.log I
> find that there are differences of 0 to 10 minutes between event in
> trapd.log and in availability.log so I'm getting wrong information.
>      My questions are:
> * Has ovactiond daemon any kind of buffer or queue where it keeps the
> actions till buffer is full and then it launches them?
> * Has anybody any proposal? (I don't want to use trapd.log)
> Many thanks and regards,
> Juan.
> Juan Echevarría López
> AT&T Global Network Services
> Internet: jechevarria AT att DOT com
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