RE: PING only to monitor

2001-12-11 15:48:10
Subject: RE: PING only to monitor
From: "Davis, Donald" <donald.davis AT firstcitizens DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 15:48:10 -0500
NetView is an SNMP manager. It uses ping to discover and check status.
It uses SNMP to find out lots of other important information about devices.
It sounds like your problems are POLITICAL, rather than application.
If the university coughed up the big bucks to purchase NetView, they ought
to let it do what they paid for.
If your router folks do not want "your" NetView SNMP polling "their"
routers, you might as well not monitor them at all.
You can't tell much about a router by pinging one interface.
I would put negative entries in the seedfile and not monitor them at all!
You can still use NetView to manage your servers and other resources without
monitoring "their" routers!

Don Davis

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Kunz [mailto:t-kunz AT admin.ndis.umn DOT edu]
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 3:06 PM
To: nv-l AT tkg DOT com; shochste AT us.ibm DOT com
Subject: Re: [NV-L] PING only to monitor

These devices that I am referring to are all cisco routers that have already
been discovered and are in my seedfile and the owners say that every time
netview polls the device and the snmp get fails they get an error message on
their log about wrong community name. 

>>> shochste AT us.ibm DOT com 12/11/01 01:49PM >>>

By default, NetView will do just that.    Of course, NetView will only ping
the 1 interface.   It cannot find out about the other interfaces if they
exist since it cannot read the MIB.    So hopefully this is a server, not a
router.    If that subnet is not discovered yet, use the command loadhost
to add it to NetView.    You will see it get loaded into NetView and remain
a non-SNMP box with a single interface.

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

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