Re: [nv-l] Selection name on NV for Windows

2002-08-09 06:06:17
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Selection name on NV for Windows
From: "Bernard Disselborg" <BDisselborg AT triple-p DOT nl>
To: <nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com>
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 12:06:17 +0200

This looks somewhat like the behaviour I'm seeing with OpenView (at
least it seems NetView and OpenView are looking to eachothers

In OpenView the rules for labeling devices are:
- use name resolution (DNS, hosts)
- if not available, use sysName
- if not available, use IP

Note, this is only for labeling devices. The Selection Name should be
retrieve via name resolution only, if not available use IP address. I
had the same kind of problems in the past with GUI functions like
pinging the device. 

Has NetView (now) the same kind of rules for labeling devices and
setting Selection Names ?



>>> Jane Curry <jane.curry AT skills-1st.co DOT uk> 08-Aug-02 19:24:47 >>>
NetView for Windows 7.1.2 on Win2K SP2.  I have 1 IP address in the
seedfile to discover a Compaq box.  This address is not in any DNS or
NetView's hosts or lmhosts file.  The Compaq box is called BACKUP. 
the node is discovered, the Selection Name is BACKUP.  A MIB Browse of
this box shows the sysName is BACKUP.  I can only deduce that NV for
Windows will believe the SNMP agent and uses that name in his

The problem arises when you select the node in NetView and try to ping
it, as BACKUP is not resolvable to an IP address.

I think I am sure ????  that NetView for Unix will only use DNS or
/etc/hosts to populate hostname and Selection Name fields, so you
see this conundrum.

Can anyone else confirm or deny what I am seeing?  Is this Windows
behaviour a bug?

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