Re: [nv-l] Icons not showing SNMP device type

2004-05-25 10:07:04
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Icons not showing SNMP device type
From: Mario Behring <mariobehring AT yahoo DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 06:54:16 -0700 (PDT)

The oid_to_sym file is there and all objects, like AIX boxes, Cisco
devices , APC devices, etc, are defined there as they are supposed to be.
But no device is showing up with the proper symbol at the maps (they all
show up as Computers). There are some routers that are Ok, with the
diamond symbol I mean, but the great majority of them are not.

When using the MIB browser to see the OID, I found out that they are all
correct, so they should be assigned with the correct symbol.

Also, the if_to_sym file is there and all interfaces are displayed with
the proper icon.

This is a very unusual behaviour I think.

Any ideas ?



--- Jane Curry <jane.curry AT skills-1st.co DOT uk> wrote:
> The file /usr/OV/conf/C/oid_to_sym  is the one that tells NetView what 
> icon to use for any given SNMP agent.  You can either modify it with 
> serversetup or you can simply hack it with an editor (much easier if you
> have several entries IMHO).  You provide the OID for the SNMP agent 
> type,  the basic shape (Computer for square box, Connector  for diamond 
> shape, etc) and the sub-symbol (which can be anything you can see from 
> the Help -> Legend display of devices.  You obviously have SNMP access 
> to your devices from what you say so get the system variables from your 
> devices to get the OID.
> Cheers,
> Jane
> Mario Behring wrote:
> >Hi list,
> >
> >I have a TNV 7.1.4 for AIX. I have many routers, switches and AIX boxes
> >with SNMP running and the proper CommunityName configured at NetView.
> The
> >problem is that even having the SNMP running and the MIB Browser can
> >retrieve all SNMP values, the icon displayed is the old flat square
> with
> >no icon inside. 
> >
> >Shouldn´t NV display the proper icon type for each SNMP device ?
> >
> >One more detail: this happened after a complete clear database command
> and
> >a full rediscovery process.
> >
> >Any help is appreciated.
> >
> >Mario
> >
> >
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