RE: Manipulate the SNMP sysLocation field?

2001-07-19 22:24:38
Subject: RE: Manipulate the SNMP sysLocation field?
From: "Scott ." <pepsiasg AT hotmail DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 21:24:38 -0500
Actually, I didn't do a very good job of describing my situation. I will use 
the field that I create and customize, to match in a rule set and then run a 
script that logs events to syslog. We then have a TEC AIX syslog adapter 
that matches the format of the message and processes the events from there. 
The issue is we have so many sub-groupings, that we need more granularity in 
our descriptions. For example, we have several different types of Dell 
servers running Winnt 4.0 server. The servers have many different functions, 
and different groups that are responsible for them. If I can build or 
customize a new field, I can get more descriptive and therefore create 
different smartsets for processing. Or even better...if I could somehow 
capture what was in that field, I could pass it to the the syslog for 
capture from the TEC syslog adapter.


>From: "Davis, Donald" <donald.davis AT firstcitizens DOT com>
>Reply-To: IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
>To: "'IBM NetView Discussion'" <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
>Subject: RE: [NV-L] Manipulate the SNMP sysLocation field?
>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 
>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 
>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 
>would tell me if that was possible. Thanks for your time!
>Scott Bursik
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