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RE: ISDN port colour problem through Netview

2001-11-10 02:59:27
Subject: RE: ISDN port colour problem through Netview
From: anand anupam <ananda AT bharatpetroleum DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 13:29:27 +0530
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Hi Stephen,

I have just checked................on two different routers for the same
type of ISDN port ( in this case stand by ), Netview assigns different color
i.e pink and red.  Both Admin/Oper status  is down for both color interface.
IP status of these interfaces are different - user1(7) for pink and
critical(4) for red.

We have to monitor these interfaces and so can not unmanage these
interfaces. 

Any idea what could be possible reason and where to look into?

Thanks and Regards,

Anupam





-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Hochstetler [mailto:shochste AT US.IBM DOT COM]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 8:29 PM
To: IBM NetView Discussion
Subject: Re: [NV-L] ISDN port colour problem through Netview


anand,

In the MIB is "Oper status" and "Admin status".   When Admin status is
down, then the icon will go Pink.

These are handled much better in NetView 7.1  ---- suggest you go through
the process of testing and upgrading soon.    In the meantime, I would
recommend you make a Smartset of all Interfaces that are ISDN backup
interfaces and simply unmanage them.    What I have seen in the past is
that a backup ISDN link activates when the router sends data through it.
When NetView pings that interface....that causes the router to send the
ping packet to that interface which makes it dial.   After the timeout, it
hangs up again....until NetView pings it again.   This can cause a lot of
unnecessary dials...which can generate a large ISDN phone bill.

Kind regards,
Stephen Hochstetler              shochste AT us.ibm DOT com
International Technical Support Organization  - Austin
Office - 512-436-8564                      FAX - 512-436-8701

ITSO redbooks at  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com


 

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Hi All,


I am having NetView 6.0.2 on AIX 4.3.3.


We are monitoring ISDN ports configured on different cisco routers. ISDN
port has been configures mainly as fall back arrangement.


When these ports are not in use, it goes into inactive stage.


The problem is Netview detects these inactive interface differently on
different routers. In some cases, it shows pink color ( IP status -
User1(7) and in some cases it gives red color ( IP status - Critical(4).
Because of these different behaves, other different related actions are
initiated.


We have checked the configuration for these interfaces on routers and it
appears to be the same.


Has anybody experienced the same problem? What could be the possible
reasons and where to look into?


How NetView treats ISDN/port when in inactive stage ?


Please reply ASAP.


Thanks in advance,


Regards,


Anupam










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Hi Stephen,

I have just checked................on two different routers for the same type of ISDN port ( in this case stand by ), Netview assigns different color i.e pink and red.  Both Admin/Oper status  is down for both color interface.  IP status of these interfaces are different - user1(7) for pink and critical(4) for red.

We have to monitor these interfaces and so can not unmanage these interfaces.

Any idea what could be possible reason and where to look into?

Thanks and Regards,

Anupam





-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Hochstetler [mailto:shochste AT US.IBM DOT COM]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 8:29 PM
To: IBM NetView Discussion
Subject: Re: [NV-L] ISDN port colour problem through Netview


anand,

In the MIB is "Oper status" and "Admin status".   When Admin status is
down, then the icon will go Pink.

These are handled much better in NetView 7.1  ---- suggest you go through
the process of testing and upgrading soon.    In the meantime, I would
recommend you make a Smartset of all Interfaces that are ISDN backup
interfaces and simply unmanage them.    What I have seen in the past is
that a backup ISDN link activates when the router sends data through it.
When NetView pings that interface....that causes the router to send the
ping packet to that interface which makes it dial.   After the timeout, it
hangs up again....until NetView pings it again.   This can cause a lot of
unnecessary dials...which can generate a large ISDN phone bill.

Kind regards,
Stephen Hochstetler              shochste AT us.ibm DOT com
International Technical Support Organization  - Austin
Office - 512-436-8564                      FAX - 512-436-8701

ITSO redbooks at  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com


                                                                                                    
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Hi All,


I am having NetView 6.0.2 on AIX 4.3.3.


We are monitoring ISDN ports configured on different cisco routers. ISDN
port has been configures mainly as fall back arrangement.


When these ports are not in use, it goes into inactive stage.


The problem is Netview detects these inactive interface differently on
different routers. In some cases, it shows pink color ( IP status -
User1(7) and in some cases it gives red color ( IP status - Critical(4).
Because of these different behaves, other different related actions are
initiated.


We have checked the configuration for these interfaces on routers and it
appears to be the same.


Has anybody experienced the same problem? What could be the possible
reasons and where to look into?


How NetView treats ISDN/port when in inactive stage ?


Please reply ASAP.


Thanks in advance,


Regards,


Anupam










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