Good, Luca. Now just remember that the object count as shown by
ovobjprint -S will eventually rise to include those excluded nodes,
but they are just stub objects. Be sure to keep the cache setting
for ovwdb high enough to cover them all, even though they go away
when you do an ovtopofix. To get a realistic node count when using
!@oid entries in the seedfile, use ovtopodump -l for summary info.
Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
Thanks for your quick reply Leslie.
I followed your advice, so far so good !
After deletion, nv6k rediscovered ~200 nodes, but none of them are win95
which is far better than yesterday.
I went from approx 13000 objects down to 7000 in the DB.
Thanks again !
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leslie Clark [SMTP:lclark@US.IBM.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 5:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Seedfile not working ?
> As long as netview has heard about them, they will come back.
> Here's what to do:
> ovstop netmon.
> Select and delete the things you don't want (from ALL submaps)
> Wait for the deletion events to show up in the events display.
> Repeat on maps other than default (make sure netmon is not restarted
> when you bring up the other maps)
> ovtopofix -a (to get rid of all traces of them)
> ovstart netmon
> Now they should not show up.
> You will, however, get stub objects in the database, with just two
> fields, as reminders to not discover them. And they will be checked
> via snmp once a day (by default) to see if they have turned onto
> something that is permitted.
> Leslie A. Clark
> IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
> Dear List,
> I've activated a seed file today, the goal is to suppress discovery of
> Windows95 workstations and HP Printers.
> Until now, I've never used a seed file, but these 'unwanted' devices were
> unmanaged at discovery time (by using specific entries in the oid_to_type
> Now, this doesn't seem to work. After the seedfile activation (and
> of netmon),
> I've deleted a few win95 devices, and they reappeared after a while.
> Here is the seedfile I'm using (really simple) :
> !@oid 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.12.2.1 # Novell NIOS Windows 95 SNMP Agent
> !@oid 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.9.1 # HP Network Printer
> The OID I'm using is correct (we're using Novell's SNMP Agent on our
> Any idea what's happening here ?
> Thanks for your input !