Re: Discovery on NetView for NT 6.0

2000-05-22 20:19:14
Subject: Re: Discovery on NetView for NT 6.0
From: lclark AT us.ibm DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 20:19:14 -0400
The :U is one of those things that does not work on NT. The new
seedfile functions are there ($ and %), but  the positive range limiter
and the oid entries are still missing. Your best bet is either the explicit
list with the option checked to discover only the seedfile, or put in
some negative ranges to keep the numbers down (if your addressing
scheme allows it) and do as you say, unmanage the non-snmp stuff.
If your network devices are all *.*.*.1-20, you could use a negative
range like !192.*.*.21-255. I think that's how negative ranges are
expressed on NT. Better check, though. And most customers are
not that consistent. Maybe exclude address ranges assigned to
your DHCP servers?


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

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Subject:  [NV-L] Discovery on NetView for NT 6.0

I am currently setting up a NetView 6.0 on NT. I am only currently
interested in
Network devices (Routers, Hubs, Switches etc) and not PC's.

I know under UNIX you can set to exclude/include certain oid's by
them in the seed file, but this is not available under NT.

My second choice was to discover everything, but discover all the Non-SNMP
devices and Windows devices as unmanaged.  I have changed the oid_to_type
to unmanage Windows devices (works a treat) and attempted to unmanage the
SNMP devices by adding the line DEFAULT_IP: : :U, but all the Non-SNMP
are coming through managed.  Is this something else which does also not
under NT ?, is it supposed to work under NT? and if not how have other
managed to get around this?  I can create a smartset containing all the
devices, select them all and unmanage the objects, but I was looking for
something a bit more automatic.




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