RE: [nv-l] I want an easy move of NetView from AIX to Solaris
Thanks for the info (and the fine public-spirit). And thanks to the
others here who have responded so quickly already as well. I will collect
everyone's suggestions and probably use them all as I move forward.
I downloaded the perl script but am having trouble getting the output.
I ran the ovmapdump -v and directed the output to a cleverly named file
in /tmp. Then I ran the build_location_conf_pl /tmp/dump.tom and got the
screen messages that indicate successful completion. But I can't find the new
location.conf. I thought it might overwrite my old one, but no.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks again to all, Tom G.
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Subject: Re: [nv-l] I want an easy move of NetView from AIX to Solaris
Please see inserts - and good luck!
Tom.Gebhart AT conagrafoods DOT com wrote:
> Greetings all,
> We are planning to move our NetView (currently v7.1.2 on AIX 4.3.3,
> ml10) to a new server. The current server can't support AIX 5.x.
> The new server will be Solaris 2.8. I would like to upgrade NetView
> to v7.1.4 at the same time. I have a case open with support for
> help/advice but would like to get this group's help/advice as well.
> Q1 - Has anyone ever (successfully) migrated their databases
> from AIX to Solaris? We have a lot of ipmap customizing that I would
> like to keep in tact if possible.
I believe you have at least half a chance with moving your NetView
database from AIX to Solaris - that's the only good possibility between
different architectures - never actually tried it though...
> Q2 - Would location.conf be any help if new discovery is
> required? I can't find any doc on how to create a location.conf of my
> current ipmap short of the tool some people call "vi" (I call it lots
> of other things whenever I have to use it).
If you can't get your databases over, I'd make sure I took netmon.seed,
location.conf and lots of the other files in /usr/OV/conf. Your loaded
up MIBs are in snmpmib / snmpmib.bin / snmpmib2 / snmpmib2.bin. Your
SNMP data collection info is in snmpCol.conf and make sure you take
mibExpr.conf if you use MIB expressions. If you use rulesets take the
conf/rulesets directory and ESE.automation. Take communityNames.conf
and ovsnmp.conf. Also take your oid_to_type and oid_to_sym (from
conf/C) if you have done customisation of them. Take your TEC adapter
file, tecint.conf if you use that and take your trap customisation file
If you don't have a location.conf there is a sample script on the
NetView Tivoli User Group website (donated by a public-spirited
citizen!) which creates a location.conf from your current
configuration. You will need to register on this website to download
but you should be able to inspect it easily at
> Q3 - I could upgrade to v7.1.3 plus fixpack vice v7.1.4 plus
> fixpack. Any reason to NOT go with v7.1.4 on Solaris?
Don't know of any reasons not to go to 7.1.4. I've also had the 7.1.4
Fixpack 1 on my Solaris box for a week now and not found any new
glitches - some of the new servmon / itmquery stuff has been fixed in
> Thanks in advance for any and all comments, Tom G.
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