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Re: Features of NetView Version 6.0.1

2000-08-11 12:19:08
Subject: Re: Features of NetView Version 6.0.1
From: ronnie.ross AT springs DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 12:19:08 -0400
Does that mean better than TFNC.

Ronnie Ross
Network Engineer



                                                                                
                                 
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Netview 6.01 comes with its own correlation engine, which is significantly
different than TFNC.






Mythili Kannan <mythili AT ANYTECH-INC DOT COM> on 08/10/2000 02:57:25 PM

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Has any one used Tivoli Manager For Network Connection (TFNC) to do event
correlation?
Can you share your experiences/comments here?

- Regards, Mythili

At 04:39 PM 8/10/00 -0400, you wrote:
>NetView for UNIX and NT, Version 6.0.1, is being shipped to customers on
the
>"hot list" as I write this.  All others, with a current maintenance
contract,
>should receive upgrades automatically within the next 60 days.  Here's a
short
>synopsis of what's in it.
>
>-  Serial QuickTest
>     a sort of "lightweight Demand Poll" which just checks interface
status on
>selected objects
>     via ping or SNMP as appropriate. Available from the native X GUI, web
>client, or command line.
> -  Enhancements to Demand Poll
>     netmon internal processing enhanced so it is much less likely to be
busy
>when a Demand Poll
>     (or Quick Test) is requested so these will process more quickly for
the
>operator.
> -  RFI
>? reduced polling to routers
>     Router Fault Isolation code is now enabled by default and several
defects
>corrected.
>     By default all ICMP and SNMP polling is suppressed to non-routers in
>Unreachable subnets.
> -  Acknowledge Status ? global option available in UNIX
>     allows for Acknowledge action to be global across maps and clients --
even
>over restarts
>            utility to export/import acknowledge status between databases.
>            can set Acknowledge status from command line using a new event
as
>long as a map is up.                     (on NT there is no change --
>Acknowledge status is already global in NT client/server model).
>     new field in database isAcknowledged is set to allow for smartsets.
> -  Loadhosts ? discover unmanaged
>     interfaces to be added via load hosts can be preceded by '!' to
indicate
>that they should be
>     added to the database as unmanaged.
> -  NT TEC adapter ? SmartSet filtering
>     TEC configurator introduced in 6.0 completely re-written to provide
full
>function for configuring
>     the NT TEC adapter including filtering by smartsets.
> -  New MLM allows synchronous collection of more than one MIB variable.
>     new '@sync' parameter provided to specify data to be gathered at the
same
>time.
> -  41 new Cisco-related MIBs (SNMP V1) added to /usr/OV/snmp_mibs
>     all V1 copies to provide easy use with snmpCollect  and  rulesets.
>     naming convention so that they will not conflict with V2 versions for
Cisco
>Integration Pack
> -  109 new Cisco-related traps added to sample trapd.conf in
>/usr/OV/newconfig/SNMP-RUN/trapd.conf
>     use nvaddtrapdconf to add these to your existing trapd.conf.
>
>Notable fixes/improvements
>     Predictable timeouts for polling and SNMP in netmon   -- no more
adaptive
>polling -- fewer false             downs.
>     Polling change interval improvements  --  if you shortened the
interval
>before it would not take
>          effect until the next longer cycle, now it takes effect in half
the
>interval
>     Netmon will now react to unsolicited warm start, cold start, link up
and
>link down traps from other               agents by pinging those
interfaces
>immediately.
>     Reduced number of name resolution calls in netmon to improve
performance,
>especially during
>          initialization.
>     Greatly improved client map synchronization time.
>     IY09874 - Objects cut-and-pasted into location.conf-created
containers will
>go into the application            plane.
>     IY10191 -  Open topology support provided for NetView for NT clients.
>
>Other APARs fixed:
>     UNIX
>     APAR # Abstract
>
>     IY00488 OVW_Binary core due to multiple Xwindow callbacks
>
>     IY00835 NVSecD memory leak on security authorization
>
>     IY03331 OVWDBMap won't delete object after NVTurboDatabase used
>
>     IY04379 Entries in oid_to_command not being translated properly
>
>     IY05734 NetMon cores on HP device
>
>     IY06092 Trapd cores when receiving bad trap
>
>     IY06361 XNMAppmon coring when closing due to non-null pointer
>
>     IY06629 Background lost on submap during close/reopen on DEC
>
>     IY06633 Deleting vertices not working on closed maps
>
>     IY06684 User can create map despite being restricted
>
>     IY06890 NVEvents cores when clicking outside of current event area
>
>     IY06910 Trapgend not working after being pushed to remote system
>
>     IY06988 NetMon loops on HSRP interfaces with 1 SNMP address
>
>     IY06997 XNMLoadMIB2 fails to parse the "bits" construct
>
>     IY07219 NVColToSQL "CollectTime" var has only a 2 digit year
>
>     IY07220 Cisco 7206 Router not discovered by netmon
>
>     IY07308 Mnemonic character conflict in OVW "Edit" menu
>
>     IY07562 GTMD Memory Leak
>
>     IY07915 GTMD Icons not retaining customization on GUI restart
>
>     IY08209 OVW_Binary coring on bad pointer in NavTree
>
>     IY08325 OVW_Binary coring on Xwindows closecallback function
>
>     IY08822 NVSniffer hangs on Solaris when polling unreachable nodes
>
>     IY08824 NVSniffer -t hangs for timeout values under 1000
>
>     IY09037 Problem transferring MLM data to Oracle
>
>     IY09325 Multiple up events when NetMon & MLM on same box
>
>     IY09330 Collection rule fails when IPSTATUS=ACKNOWLEDGED
>
>     IY09476 Unnecessary messages filling netmon trace log
>
>     IY09812 Tell users ACKNOWLEDGE status shouldn't be propagated
>
>     IY09841 NVTecia -stop not sending "NVServerD Ending" event
>
>     IY09874 Icons going to wrong place on cut & paste operation
>
>     IY09934 Unable to configure NetView daemons via smitty
>
>     IY10027 XXMAP cores when show protocol is used
>
>     IY10052 Saving dynamic workspaces more than once gives error
>
>     IY10063 OVW_Binary cores when doing a cut/paste on the map
>
>     IY10451 NetView not showing DNS IP address sending trap to TEC
>
>     IY10623 On Solaris, cut/paste operation takes over an hour
>
>     IY10712 NVSecD memory leak on nvauth login/logout
>
>     IY10768 Running ovwexit produces core file on NetView NT 6.0
>
>     PJ26956 NVWakeUp -n doesn't work with interface names with spaces
>
>     PJ26960 Use of ruleset containing event attribute as origin fails.
>
>     NT
>     APAR #  Abstract
>
>     IY06997 XNMLoadMIB2 fails to parse the "bits" construct
>
>     IY09513 Document that Server/Client need static IP addresses
>
>     IY09823 LoadMIBV2 only displaying last MIB loaded
>
>     IY09874 Location container puts icons on user plane when cut/pasting
>
>     IY10014 NetViewNT V6.0 TEC Adapter dying randomly
>
>     IY10046 NetView NT V6 graph tool showing no data when data exists
>
>     IY10191 Display of non-ip topology not supported on NetViewNT client
>
>     IY10623 Cut/Paste operation taking too long on Solaris
>
>     IY11008 Cannot start NetView JRE processes if CLASSPATH is set
>
>     PJ26888 If machine name > 14 characters, NVPagerd won't dial modem
>
>     PJ26903 SNMPCollect problem if smartset name used in collection
>
>     PJ26952 Application toolbar icons go blank when background changed
>
>     PJ26953 Graph.exe chokes on Y2K data provided by event browser
>
>     PJ26956 NVWakeUp -n doesn't work with interface names with spaces
>
>     PJ26960 Using ruleset containing event attribute for origin fails
>
>     PJ27049 NVPage failing due to timing issues with the modem comm
>
>     PJ27111 UpTimer -d gives syntax error with MSSQL 6.5
>
>
>If there is a demand for it, I will post release notes here as well.
>
>
>
>James Shanks
>Team Leader, Level 3 Support
> Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
>
>
>
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