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

2004-05-25 14:52:16
Subject: RE: [nv-l] Icons not showing SNMP device type
From: "Stringfellow, William" <William.Stringfellow AT bankofamerica DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 11:42:01 -0700
Hate to ask a dumb question, but do all of the definitions and the actual 
symbol bitmaps exist?

To find out, follow the sequence here.  I am using a Cisco C1900 as an example, 
just plug in the name of the device you are looking for.

/usr/OV/conf/C/oid_to_sym
        1.3.6.1.4.1.9.5.28:Cisco Switch:cisco-C1900Family

the last 2 parts, Cisco Switch and cisco-C1900Family are the Generic and 
Specific device names.  You should find them defined in a file in the
/usr/OV/symbols/C directory

In our systems, it is a file called CVTYPE that was created by NetView.  You 
can find what you are looking for by doing a grep for the device name in all 
files, "grep C1900Family *" should give you the file name containing your 
definition.  If you don't find it, you need to create the definition.


My cisco-C1900Family has the following definition/pointers:

SymbolType "Cisco Switch" : "cisco-C1900Family"
{
        Filebase "cat-1900";
        CursorSize 38;

        Capabilities {
                ciscoType = "cisco-C1900Family";
                isCisco = 1;
        }
}

The name next to Filebase, "cat-1900" is the base name of the symbol files you 
want to see in
/usr/OV/bitmaps/C 

<[email protected]:/usr/OV/bitmaps/C> ls cat-1900*
cat-1900       cat-1900.26.m  cat-1900.32.p  cat-1900.44.m  cat-1900.50.p
cat-1900.20.m  cat-1900.26.p  cat-1900.38.m  cat-1900.44.p
cat-1900.20.p  cat-1900.32.m  cat-1900.38.p  cat-1900.50.m

        If any of these pointers, or the bitmaps themselves, don't exist, you 
get the default symbol at the lowest level Netview is able to identify the 
device.  A square box most often means NetView doesn't know what else to do 
with it.

        Hope you find one of the definitions or bitmaps missing or incorrect, 
that will be easy to fix.  If all of these are correct on your system, I'm 
stumped also!

                Best of luck,
                        Bill


Bill Stringfellow
EDS - Bank of America Account Team
Network Management Support
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com [mailto:owner-nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT 
com]On
Behalf Of Jane Curry
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:47 AM
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Icons not showing SNMP device type


You are correct - this is weird.  Is it by any chance that the icons are 
too small to show the sub-device icon?  If you use Shift with left mouse 
button to zoom in on an area of the map, do you get the correct icons?

Cheers,
Jane

Mario Behring wrote:

>Jane,
>
>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 ?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Mario
>
>
>
>
>--- 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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