RE: Manipulate the SNMP sysLocation field?

2001-07-19 17:32:45
Subject: RE: Manipulate the SNMP sysLocation field?
From: "Davis, Donald" <donald.davis AT firstcitizens DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 17:32:45 -0400
James, of course is right :)

You can add a field to the database and make a pass/fail decision in a
ruleset for forwarding to TEC.
But, you cannot forwarding that field information to TEC, nor can you modify
any of the existing trap variables.
If you want to send something special to TEC based upon what node sourced
the trap, read on.
You will need to setup custom traps in trapd configuration based on "Event
Then, have some custom variable (slot mapping) sent to TEC when a trap is
received from the specific node(s).
You can use files as lists of nodes for each special grouping (Routers,
Hubs, Servers, etc...)
I have used this to send a custom event variable to TEC to identify if the
trap was received from a router, hub or server.
The event then receives special(1) processing at TEC if it was from a
special(2) processing if it was from a hub, special(3) processing if it was
from a server or normal processing if it fell through.

Let me know if you need more details.
Hope this helps,
Don Davis

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott . [mailto:pepsiasg AT hotmail DOT com]
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 2:36 PM
To: nv-l AT tkg DOT com
Subject: [NV-L] Manipulate the SNMP sysLocation field?

AIX 4.3 NetView 6.0.2

Is there a way to add/change the value in the sysLocation field ID in the 
NetView database, or does it HAVE to be changed in the nodes SNMP settings? 
I am looking for a free form field that I can assign a decimal delimited 
line to for sorting messages sent to TEC. Is there another field that can be

manipulated by using nvdbimport? Or is there a way to add another field id 
that I could use for this? I was looking throught the docs for anything that

would tell me if that was possible. Thanks for your time!

Scott Bursik

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