[nv-l] Vital QIP and NetView

2003-08-07 16:41:10
Subject: [nv-l] Vital QIP and NetView
From: "Cowan, Christopher" <Christopher_Cowan AT sra DOT com>
To: "'nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com'" <nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:40:34 -0400
I just noticed another in a string of annoyances generated by my customer's
use of Vital QIP.   The most recent one was with NetView.

Basically, I have non-SNMP managed desktops (of course that almost goes
without saying, since nobody SNMP manages their desktops ;) that have their
DHCP lease expire.   They quickly get a new address, with the appropriate
changes made to DNS by QIP.   The old address may also be reclaimed fairly
quickly, as well.   

There are several race conditions here that contribute to the problem.
Basically, netmon does not follow the address change, and assumes it is
seeing a NIC added to the host.    It then depicts it as a router. I am
running NetView 7.1.3 on Solaris, so to the best of my knowledge it doesn't
have the dhcp option flag in the seed file (like the windows version). 

Bottom line: I wondering if there an easy way to prevent netmon from making
this assumption given Vital's behavior?   

Chris Cowan
Sr. ESM Consultant
SRA International

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