Re: [nv-l] Map color and trap severity.

2004-08-17 10:43:26
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Map color and trap severity.
From: James Shanks <jshanks AT us.ibm DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 10:30:00 -0400

I think you need to elaborate on this idea more than you have.

Just exactly what are you trying to accomplish and why?  It is generally a very bad idea to try to override netmon status, since netmon, ovwdb, ovtopmd, and ipmap have all been designed to work closely together to keep status accurate.  You cannot easily fool them.

 For objects you create yourself, that is a different matter.

NetView does offer the status trap, 58916871, which will change the color of a map object, provided that ovw (the NetView GUI) has started the events application (nvevents) and the map is open read-write.  But this change is not reflected in the object nor topology databases and will not persist across GUI start-ups unless the change is for a user-created objects, not those which netmon monitors.  But even given that these are user-objects, there still is no way to get out of issuing this trap, if that's what you mean by "duplicating all events".  This is the only universal trap which will alter map status.

However, if the trap you want to use as a trigger for this change is external, and not from NetView, you can define the trap as a Status Event in trapd.conf  and also specify the status you want to be associated with the receipt of this trap, and then nvevents will alter the map status in exactly the same way as it does for the NetView status trap, so you don't have to issue one of those

Does this help?

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

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[nv-l] Map color and trap severity.

Hi All:
Is there any way to create a new trap definition that's affect an object status in the NV map?. The idea is to have one specific trap associated to an specific map color. I know it can be done trough rulesets but this will duplicate all events. One for the trap severity and another for the map status.
I am running NV 7.1.4 FP 1 on Solaris 8.

B. Regards
Alejandro Gabay

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