RE: Netview map / Ciscoworks 2000 map question?

2000-08-09 13:53:18
Subject: RE: Netview map / Ciscoworks 2000 map question?
From: "Robert J Rossi" <rrossi AT erac DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 12:53:18 -0500
To simplify how Netview works is it looks a the network from an IP
perspective. CiscoWorks 2000 uses a proprietary protocol called CDP to
discover devices and their connectivity to each other. As far as your
question about having Netview have more of a physical representation it
could not be accomplished. For example one of our 6509 switches has many
connections on the network but since it is a switch the only representation
of it on Netview is from it's management address. With that it shows up in
Netview on that segment and only that segment even though many different
segments containing many devices are controlled by the 6509. In CiscoWorks
you will see all of the segments going into that device.

Robert J. Rossi, BSCS
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
NetView Admin
rrossi AT erac DOT com
(314) 512-2560

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l AT tkg DOT com [mailto:owner-nv-l AT tkg DOT com]On Behalf Of
McCarter, Bill
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 12:32 PM
To: 'Netview Mailing List'
Subject: [NV-L] Netview map / Ciscoworks 2000 map question?

The network group recently installed Ciscoworks 2000 and created a network
map. They say the map shows a true physical representation of our network
and the Netview map is showing a more logical view by creating  icons for
each configured interface on a switch even though that interface isn't a
physical connection to the network. Can Netview build only a physical view ?
I hope someone understands what I'm trying to say. Thanks in Advance for any


Bill McCarter
Enterprise Systems Management
Newport News Shipbuilding ,    Dept. OO5
Phone    (757) 688-2602,   Pager  -   (757) 988-6141
Fax         (757) 688-0763
Email      mccarter_we AT nns DOT com


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