RE: Can you send traps based on syslog messages from local NetVew/AIX box?
TRAPGEND is a utility I believe shipped with AIX NetView that will send
traps - HOWEVER, if you are using Cisco gear, SYSLOG traps are already sent
to the Netview Box, there is no need to scrape them out of the log. You need
the Cisco Log mib and traps. Check your snmp config and see if SYSLOG traps
are enabled. In general, there is NO log message cut that does not also
equate to a trap. Your work is probably already done.
From: Steve Damron [mailto:swdamron AT us.ibm DOT com]
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 11:19 AM
To: nv-l AT tkg DOT com
Subject: [NV-L] Can you send traps based on syslog messages from local
Is it possible to generate traps based on AIX syslog messages. I have a
Ciscoworks box as well as switches sending syslog messages to the NetView
box (AIX 4.3.3, NV 6.02). NetView's AIX syslog filters out critical syslog
messages to a special log. The reason we are doing this, is because syslog
provides more information than is available by just generating traps from
the switches (like coil errors). I also don't want Ciscoworks to generate
traps based on it's syslog because this would be a ton of junk traps which
I don't want hitting NetView.
My only idea so far is to write a script to search the syslog log on the
NetView box, but I was hoping there is a better cleaner way to do this. I
have read about trapgend and smux and have the impression that this is only
for AIX errors and does not apply to just any syslog message - if not I'm
not sure how to add this functionality to trapgend??.