RE: Changing Object Status

2001-12-28 17:02:23
Subject: RE: Changing Object Status
From: "Paul Sandler" <paul AT swebs DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 14:02:23 -0800
Thanks for your advise Don.  I would like to actually have an icon.  
Poll for each software application and then turn their respective icon 
a color dependent on the variable response.  Each appl has a variable 
that represents up, down, coming_up, going_down.  You would think that 
this wouldn't be such a difficult task?  Create and icon, poll (or 
watch for traps) and change the object status in the db on the results.

Your idea of using the MLM is a good option.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Davis, Donald" <donald.davis AT firstcitizens DOT com>
To: "'IBM NetView Discussion'" <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 16:19:44 -0500
Subject: RE: [NV-L] Changing Object Status

> Paul,
> There is some "unexpected" behavior associated with the 58916871
> trap!
> First, it must not be set to log only.
> Second, the Events Display must NOT be closed .
> Third, 58916871 must not be blocked with a filter or ruleset.
> You cannot use this method to change the status of an object, just
> the
> color!
> I tried this way but gave up on it as a bad idea.
> My solution was to install MLM on my NetView server (could be
> anywhere).
> Then, use Agent Policy Manager to configure a threshold monitor that 
> queries the mib for a specific value. If the expected value is not
> returned,
> you have a critical threshold and a "Marginal" node. 
> I use this method to monitor the status of my Internet Frame Relay
> circuit.
> Don Davis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Sandler [mailto:paul AT SWEBS DOT COM]
> Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 4:01 PM
> To: nv-l AT tkg DOT com
> Subject: [NV-L] Changing Object Status
> I am using NV 5.1.3 on AIX.  I need to be able to change the status
> of 
> an object to reflect the status of an application running on a Unisys
> Mainframe.  The SNMP agent in the Unisys has a MIB variable I can
> poll, 
> but I have been unable to make the 58916871 trap alter the color of
> the 
> icon.  As I read further in the Admin manual, the object status does 
> not actually change in the database if I do get the trap to work so 
> this may not solve my problem.  I must forward the status change to 
> NetView/390, which I believe will require the status to change in the
> NV/AIX db.
> First, I have been able to configure snmptrap to create an event, but
> not change the color of the icon.  This is something I would like to 
> figure out, although it may be academic.  I'm using a script that
> James 
> wrote up in this forum a while back for using trap 58916871.
> How can I actually change the status of an manually created object in
> the database?  Is anyone monitoring a MIB variable to change the
> status 
> of a manually created icon?  I created a software icon to represent
> my 
> mainframe application.  There were a few archive items that talked 
> about doing this, but the item was not complete enough for me to 
> reproduce the task.
> Paul 
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