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Re: Cisco Links

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Subject: Re: Cisco Links
From: Leslie Clark <lclark@US.IBM.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 01:32:07 -0400
Christian, perhaps your expectation is incorrect. In Netview, serial networks
are drawn
(for some reason) as straight lines between two (or more!) routers. They are
from LAN interfaces which are drawn as bubbles, what I think you are calling
This is working as designed. If you double-click on that serial network (the
line) it will
show you a network submap just like the bubble networks. Its properties are the
for the most part, it is just visually different.

There is one other difference. If a router has an ethernet interface on a subnet
no other router on it, the network icon is still drawn. But for a serial
network, that
line is NOT drawn (since it has no place to go!). Therefore, to see a line for a
interface on the IP Internet level of the map, you must also discover the router
on the
other end of that line. For this reason, the number of cards under a router will
be greater than the number of lines coming out of the router on the top submap.

Under File..Describe Map, you will find an option to have serial networks drawn
different kinds of lines (like dashed or dotted), which can sometimes clarify
but there is no option to draw it as a circle.


Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
(248) 552-4968 Voicemail, Fax, Pager

---------------------- Forwarded by Leslie Clark/Southfield/IBM on 09/17/99
01:20 AM ---------------------------

Frantsen Christian <cf@INTERNOC.SE> on 09/16/99 10:26:00 AM

Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView

Subject:  Cisco Links

We have just thrown out a bunch of decnis routers and replaced them with new
routers. All of these routers have linknets configured but only 2 of 8 is
shown on the map
(the linknets, ip-net icon) the others are just directly connected router
<-> router without
the linknet in between.

What I have managed to find out is that all the routers that are not
connected thru a link-net
on the map has more than 1 ethernet adress, the other 2 are just 1 ethernet
adress and 1 serial.

Is there some way to "fix" this so i can get all my link-nets appear on the

Christian Frantsen
Technical Operations

Internoc Scandinavia AB
Tel: +46-36-194843
Fax: +46-36-194651

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