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Re: Remove Workstation from Map

2001-11-12 10:57:04
Subject: Re: Remove Workstation from Map
From: "Leslie Clark" <lclark AT us.ibm DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 10:57:04 -0500
This is done with the seedfile. There are a couple of ways.

First, if you have a good addressing scheme, you should exclude them
by address range. This is the best performer. If you have assigned DHCP
address ranges, put them in your seedfile like this:

!10.*.23-150.40-255

If you don't have a tidy addressing scheme, or if you also have a lot
of workstations that don't abide by the rules, you can exclude them by
snmp sysObject id. Since most of them will be either non-snmp, or
Microsoft, you can exclude them like this;

[email protected] 0                                 # excludes non-snmp
[email protected] 1.3.6.1.4.1.311.*      # excludes MS

The second one would also exclude servers, so you would then add
in an explicit list of the servers that you do want to allow.

Make sure netmon is using the seedfile, and has re-read it.

To get them out of the map after updating the seedfile you can
either rediscover the entire network, or you can locate and
delete them. To locate and delete them, define Smartsets
that include them. Then you can grab them easily and delete
them. If there are a lot, this can take quite a while, but if you have
done a lot of map customization it will be worth the wait. I prefer
to stop netmon during the delete, and after all of the events for
the deletions have come in, do an ovtopofix -a.


Cordially,

Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
Detroit



                                                                                
            
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How can we remove and prevent Workstation from getting in the Netview map ?

Thanks

Benoit

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