Re: [nv-l] TEC_ITS and netview.rls--FYI regarding issue with iflist slot

2004-05-19 14:11:29
Subject: Re: [nv-l] TEC_ITS and netview.rls--FYI regarding issue with iflist slot
From: Jane Curry <jane.curry AT skills-1st.co DOT uk>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 19:02:17 +0100
Good one! I don't have "big" enough routers to see this one - how big does it have to be to cause issues? Presumably it's your Router Up/Down/Marginal events that are getting wrecked?

Van Order, Drew (US - Hermitage) wrote:

Hi all,

There is a known issue with the iflist slot not being able to
accommodate a large number of IP addresses when a major router has an
issue. The event fails TEC parsing, so any rules processing dependent on
that event being open or in the cache are moot. TS's fix for now is to
go into the trap settings and remove the slot from the TEC mapping since
the iflist slot is not used for any rule decision making. Anyone run
across this yet?


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com [mailto:owner-nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT 
On Behalf Of Brandon Mitchell
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 7:39 AM
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] SNMPTraps to TEC

The third way would be in the cds file.  Just make 4 entries for the
same trap.  Then, include the the trap's varbind severity in the SELECT
section and put the associated TEC severity in the MAP section.  If you
only have a few of these, it's not a big deal, but I'd look at your
other options if you have lots of traps like this.

If you are interested in doing it via a TEC rule, just ask.  It
shouldn't take to long to write up something like that.

On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 16:53, ray.smith AT clorox DOT com wrote:
One way to do it is on the NV side.  The other way is to do it on the
TEC side.

NV requires sending himself a second trap and doing a case statement
to map 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to whatever severity you want.  TEC requires
slotting one of those numbers and then adjusting the severity over
there in a rule.

I just learned how to do this myself for the firs time.

I chose to do something like this on the NV side of in a parsing
script that generated the second trap.

case $4 in
       "P1" )        TECSeverity=FATAL;;
       "P2" )        TECSeverity=CRITICAL;;
       "P3" )        TECSeverity=WARNING;;
       "P4" )        TECSeverity=HARMLESS;;

TECSeverity is the new argument in the trap and is mapped to

and then you assign $Vsomenumber  to the severity slot on TEC

Ray Smith
IS Engineer
The Clorox Services Company

"Jeff Chwirut"
<jchwirut AT riggsbank DOT com>
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04/23/2004 12:45 PM
Please respond to nv-l
To: <nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com> cc: Fax to: Subject: [nv-l] SNMPTraps to TEC

I have what is probably a stupid question here, and take it easy on me
here since I am newbie. I have an application that is forwarding traps
to netview which I want to forward events to TEC. The problem that I
have is the application's severity (which is passed via varbind4) is
#1 a number [1-5] and #2 their severity doesn't not match a TEC
Severity. How does one take these severities and re-map them to proper
TEC Severities? I want to map 5 to CRITICAL, 4 to MINOR, 3 & 2s to
WARNING and 1 to HARMLESS. Any insight would be great.


Jeff Chwirut
System Engineer
Riggs Bank NA

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