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RE: Vendor Web Integration

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Subject: RE: Vendor Web Integration
From: James_Shanks@tivoli.com
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 09:51:47 -0400

Blaine -
The more automated way of adding fields is nvdbimport.  In fact, the man page
for this uses HTTP support a an example.
You would just create a  file  (called an "import" file) listing the nodes and
fields you want added to them and run the command.

James Shanks
Team Leader, Level 3 Support
 Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT

"Owens, Blaine C" <bowens@EASTMAN.COM> on 08/24/2000 09:17:29 AM

Please respond to IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l@tkg.com>

To:   "'IBM NetView Discussion'" <nv-l@tkg.com>
cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
Subject:  RE: [NV-L] Vendor Web Integration

Joel, right-click on the icon for the device then click "Edit" -->
"Modify/Describe" --> "Object". Then click "HTTP", then click "View/Modify
Object Attributes". This is where you set the "HTTP supported"  and the
"HTTP managed" fields. I manually (ugh) did this for all of our Fore
switches (about 100) and then defined a collection for any Fore switch which
did not have "HTTP supported" set in order to catch any new switches. I run
a cron job once a week to execute nvUtil and email me if any devices are in
this collection. If there is a more automatic way of doing this I don't know
what it is. Would probably be a nice feature to add to oid_to_type. After
all, more and more vendors and moving toward HTTP management of their

If anyone knows of a more automated way of doing this I would like to know
as well. Thanks.

Blaine Owens
Eastman Chemical Company
Phone - (423)-229-3579
Fax - (423)-229-1188

-----Original Message-----
From: Joel A. Gerber [mailto:joel.gerber@USAA.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 3:53 PM
To: 'IBM NetView Discussion'
Subject: [NV-L] Vendor Web Integration


Can you provide some details on how you added the "HTTP supported" fields to
the devices?  Also, are you using the "HTTP managed" field at all?  We are
trying to integrate the NetView and CiscoWorks web interfaces.  We got it
working (somewhat), by manually defining the management URL for a device,
but would like some automated way of defining the database fields for all
the devices, and correctly setting the fields on newly-discovered devices.

Joel Gerber - I/T Networking Professional - USAA Information Technology Co.
- San Antonio, TX
* (210)913-4231          * mailto:Joel.Gerber@USAA.com  "

-----Original Message-----
From:     Owens, Blaine C [SMTP:bowens@EASTMAN.COM]
Sent:     Tuesday, August 22, 2000 13:00
To:  'IBM NetView Discussion'
Subject:  RE: [NV-L] Fore Hubs and switches

We are managing all of this using NetView and Fore's Foreview. There are
numerous mibs to be loaded and traps to be defined - it would be a chore to
load and define all manually - the Foreview install does this for you with
one big gotcha - all of the Fore mibs are SNMP V2. Forget how, but somehow
you can change the install to execute xnmloadmib2 rather than xnmloadmib.

If you choose not to get Foreview then you should be able to get all of the
mibs you need from Fore. There are quite a few mibs to load for each of
these models.

The latest version of Foreview was for HP Openview only. We got HP Openview
for this reason only but we were so disappointed in the new version of
Foreview that we dumped it. Most of the Fore switches are HTTP supported. I
created collections on NetView for all our ATM switches, added the "HTTP
supported" to the objects, created another collection to capture any
switches which did not have the "HTTP supported" set so I could catch new
switches. This gives us just about all that HP Openview added to management
of these switches.

Blaine Owens
Eastman Chemical Company
Phone - (423)-229-3579
Fax - (423)-229-1188

     -----Original Message-----
     From: Mark Malki [mailto:m_malki@HOTMAIL.COM]
     Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 1:26 PM
     To: nv-l@tkg.com
     Subject: [NV-L] Fore Hubs and switches

     Hi Folks

     I have a customer who want to manage some Fore Hubs and Switchs, he
like to know if he could manage the following through Netview, he need s to
know if he could manage the following in anything else other than IP
address, here what he has. i think he is trying to manage them through ATI
or ATM.

     Fore ESX 3000
     Fore ESX 2000
     NSC-1 ESX 2400 Controller
     ASX-200 BX
     Power Hub 7000

     Has anyone dealt with problem before, is there a mib file thant i
could use to manage these Hubs, and Switches in anything else instead IP.
and if yes could anyone provide me the information please....

     Mark Malki

     Please reply to m_malki@hotmail.com <mailto:m_malki@hotmail.com> or
mark.malki@xacta.com <mailto:mark.malki@xacta.com>

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