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

2004-05-25 17:18:00
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 13:57:18 -0700 (PDT)
William,

The oid_to_sym file is there and all definitions are there also. I even
checked the OID number of some of the devices just in case ... they all
match, so they should have the proper symbol assigned.

Thanks anyway.

Mario



--- "Stringfellow, William" <William.Stringfellow AT bankofamerica DOT com>
wrote:
> 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
> CA4-704-02-03
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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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