RE: [nv-l] question about modifying objects in netview 7.1.3

2004-09-21 12:56:28
Subject: RE: [nv-l] question about modifying objects in netview 7.1.3
From: James Shanks <jshanks AT us.ibm DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:41:37 -0400

or is there an easier way?

Have you tried adjusting the time out and retry parameters for these nodes in xnmsnmpconf?

If netmon polls a node and issues an Interface Down/ Node Down event, and then the operator does a demand poll and the device is changed to up, the reason is that the node did not respond in a timely fashion the first time.  In both cases it is netmon which did the actual polling.  Your operator just told him to do it again. So the source of the problem is that the node doesn't respond like it is expected to.   And you can adjust the time netmon is willing to wait and the number or (re)tries he is willing to  do before he issues the Interface Down /Node Down to take care of that.   No code required.

Generally speaking it is a very bad idea to try to change the status on a node netmon is managing.  You are more likely to cause more harm than good.

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