[nv-l] ITSA, ovtopodump and fully-qualified selection names

2005-09-20 11:47:21
Subject: [nv-l] ITSA, ovtopodump and fully-qualified selection names
From: Jane Curry <jane.curry AT skills-1st.co DOT uk>
To: NetView mailing list <nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 16:45:46 +0100
NetView 7.1.4 FP3, plus ITSA 1.3 (no patches) on SuSE 9.1 Pro.

I have 3 different switches, all of which have been happily discovered and managed by ITSA in the past. I had deleted them all entirely from the NetView database and checked ovtopodump -X to ensure there were no Layer 2 entries left. "Node Deleted" events noted in NetView event log.
Rediscovered switches with NetView - no problems. Selection names are
switch.skills-1st.co.uk, switch2.skills-1st.co.uk and
switch3.skills-1st.co.uk (imaginative huh!).
Use Layer2 menus to initiate rediscovery - works for switch2 and fails
for the other 2. Tried underlying "L2_topo_req.sh -s
switch.skills-1st.co.uk" and get usage error suggesting it couldn't find
the Selection Name. Tried "L2_topo_req.sh -o <correct object id (found
from ovtopodump) > - no error message / all OK. Tried "L2_topo_req.sh
-s switch.skills-1st.co.uk." - note trailing "." on selection name - and
bless me if it didn't work!!!
Deleted all 3 switches entirely and completely recycled all NetView
daemons. Rediscovered 3 switches - same symptoms.
Digging deeper, ovobjprint definitely has Selection Name fields without
the trailing "."; however "ovtopodump -lr switch2.skills-1st.co.uk"
gives information but "ovtopodump -lr switch.skills-1st.co.uk" does not
- it DOES if you put a trailing "." on.
I thought initially I had an ITSA problem but now I suspect NetView
topology database issues. Not sure where ITSA goes for its info but I
am suspecting topo rather than object database.....
Has anyone seen anything remotely like this before??


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