Re: [nv-l] Multiple map and events windows question

2004-07-15 11:37:35
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Multiple map and events windows question
From: James Shanks <jshanks AT us.ibm DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:23:28 -0400

1.  I know of no way to have the NetView GUI start with multiple map windows open.  You can choose a different default submap as the one that opens first however.

2.  You can have multiple event windows open by creating a Workspaces File.  To do this, pull down Options from the man Events Window and select "Save Environment".  Then open all the additional event windows you want and apply the filters.  Then close the main one, so that they all close together.
This should create a NVenvironment subdirectory in the users $HOME directory, and in that a Workspaces file.  To have it active the next time you open the GUI you have to edit /usr/OV/app-defaults/Nvevents or copy that file into the user's $HOME directory and edit the local copy.  Change the entry which says nvevents.loadEnvOnInit : False   to say  True.   Then restart the GUI for that user.  If the multiple windows don't open, close the GUI again and do "xrdb -merge Nvevents"  and then try it, to log completely out of the machine and come back in.   You should get multiple windows opened with the correct filters and rulesets applied.

3.  There is no automatic refresh.  How would you like to be a user, drilling down into your map to solve a problem, and have it suddenly go away because the administrator made a trivial change?  Each user decides for himself when to refresh, since literally means closing his old read-only map and opening a completely new one.  Every user controls his own GUI.  The best thing to do is to send your users a note, popup, or trap when you want then to refresh, or establish a policy that they do so on a regular basis, say every 2 hours.  

4.  You can change the Node down delete interval in xnmsnmpconf

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

Bartlomiej Grenda <Bartlomiej.Grenda AT pl.ibm DOT com>
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07/15/2004 10:48 AM
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[nv-l] Multiple map and events windows question


During lonmg time i was subscribing nv-l as digest, unfortunately reading
it rarely. Now time has come to participate in list more actively, so I
decided to resubscribe to normal mode.
I would like to start with some questions. Before I ask my questions let me
present my NetView configuration:

NetView under my administration works as network (and partially
infrastructure) monitoring tool in Data Center, with operators on duty 24h,
7 days a week. NetView 7.1.3 is running on AIX 4.3.3. There is only one map
defined. There exists two Windows 2000  PCs for viewing NetView maps
windows, events viewer windows and pop-up alarms for operators. Each of
these PCs contain 1 graphic controller (on board) and one quad-monitor
controller additionally. That gives 10 screens in total. Both PCs runs
X-windows server (WRQ Reflection X). Generally, on each screen there is
shown one NetView map window and one Events viewer window.
All maps windows works in read-only mode and are shows different submaps of
singe map. Event viewers contents are controlled by compound filters.In
example - one screen contain map window showing storage servers LAN, event
window below shows specific traps incoming from these storage servers, or
netmon traps refering to this servers.
Separate mechanisms (scripts, rulesets) control when to raise alarm
(ovxbeep, ovxecho).
To open NetView maps and event viewers I use one AIX user (lets name it
"xoper1") on second one on second PC ("xoper 2").
As admin I use another PC with X-windows server to manage map (read-write),
filters, rulsets, etc.

My problems:

1. To have multiple map windows open I have to perform following "trick":
while having single Netview map open (root submap) i choose
Locate->Objects->By Selection Name. I specify name of submap I'm intrested
in, then press [Apply] buton, then I choose suitable line in 'Located and
Highlited" and press [Open] button. After such a sequence I have two map
windows running under single AIX user. Of course, to have multiple windows
I have to repeat that sequence many times.
To have multiple event viewers windows open I have to perform following
action - while having single event viewer map open I choose Create->
Dynamic Workspace. Then I specify suitable name, ruleset and filter. Of
course I have to repeat above action many times.
Is there any way to start many Netview maps windows (showing particulars
submaps of single map) under single UNIX user, using UNIX command line
only? Is there any way to start many NetView event viewer windows (with
different rulesets and filters) under single UNIX user? I need/want to
automate proces of opening these windows.

2. As admin I often modify content of map (using my workstation, opening
map in read-write mode). Unfortunately, these changes are not automatically
reflected on operators windows. The only method I know is to use choose (in
operators GUI) File -> Refresh map. This is very unconvinient,
additionally, It causes  closure of all windows opened before (by method
described above), and only one map window (refreshed) is opened. Is there
any method to force automatic map refreshment?

3. can I change default Node Down Delete Interval?

Thanks in advance for ANY help,hints,sugges


Bartlomiej Grenda
Strategic Outsourcing I/T Specialist
SSO TE, Network Services Delivery
IBM Polska Sp. z o.o.
Ziebicka 35, 60-164 Poznan
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