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RE: Features of NetView Version 6.0.1

2000-08-11 12:56:24
Subject: RE: Features of NetView Version 6.0.1
From: Edvyn.Lek AT bankofamerica DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 09:56:24 -0700
Based on our discussions and installation.






Mythili Kannan <mythili AT ANYTECH-INC DOT COM> on 08/11/2000 09:42:44 AM

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Edvyn:
Do you have any reference doc/material that talks about the "correlation"
features that comes with NV 6.X?  I do not see any in the Release Notes?

- Thanks, Mythili

At 09:37 AM 8/11/00 -0700, you wrote:
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>Gary,
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>By correlation, I meant, how the events are analyzed and presented as the
root
>cause. For TFNC (or the new IPFM), SMARTS uses a code book approach based on
>probabilities defined in a matrix; whereas, in other correlation engines,
like
>Riversoft or Tavve or the new one on Netview, it is based on up stream or
down
>stream mechanism on the way I understand it.  The correlation engines from
these
>vendors are proprietary.
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>"Boyles, Gary P" <gary.p.boyles AT intel DOT com> on 08/11/2000 09:21:09 AM
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>Please respond to IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
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>To:   'IBM NetView Discussion' <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
>cc:
>Subject:  RE: [NV-L] Features of NetView Version 6.0.1
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>As it always seems to be these days....
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>Please define what you mean by "correlation" engine.
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>Thanks,
>
>Gary Boyles, Intel
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Edvyn.Lek AT BANKOFAMERICA DOT COM [mailto:Edvyn.Lek AT BANKOFAMERICA 
>DOT COM]
>Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 9:09 AM
>To: IBM NetView Discussion
>Subject: Re: [NV-L] Features of NetView Version 6.0.1
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>Netview 6.01 comes with its own correlation engine, which is significantly
>different than TFNC.
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>Mythili Kannan <mythili AT ANYTECH-INC DOT COM> on 08/10/2000 02:57:25 PM
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>Please respond to IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
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>To:   IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
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>Subject:  Re: [NV-L] Features of NetView Version 6.0.1
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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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