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RE: FORE Systems Hardware

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Subject: RE: FORE Systems Hardware
From: "Owens, Blaine C" <bowens@eastman.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 10:16:29 -0400
If you have Foreview (at least the old 4.x version) there is a fvdsdump
command which will dump the contents of the Fore/Marconi database. Fairly
detailed info.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Fernandez [mailto:jfernand@kardinia.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 10:04 AM
To: IBM NetView Discussion
Subject: Re: [NV-L] FORE Systems Hardware

Hi Leslie,
At 10:58 PM 23-08-00 -0400, you wrote:
>Tivoli Manager for Network Hardware - according to te datasheet on the
>Tivoli website:
>It supports CiscoWorks2000, IBM Nways Manager, Optivity, &Transcend
>Enterprise Manager.
>This product scans the databases of other products (eg the Cisco2000
>database) for
>data that can be added to the Tivoli Inventory database. It does not poll
>the network
>or scan the Netview database, which of course has little in it other than
>the SNMP
>sysDescr mib variable.  If that's what you were thinking of. 

I'm not sure if "you" refers to me or to Tsubasa Kimura who asked the
original question!
If  you=me, then what I was thinking of in my comment on SNMP Gets is that
the Fore switch MIB has variables like boardVersion, boardModel,
boardSerialNumber, moduleHwMajorRev, moduleHwMinorRev, moduleVersion,
moduleProductNumber, moduleSerialNumber,...  

>With the old
>Foreview on
>Netview, I don't think it added a database of its own, it just added
>fields, etc in the
>Netview database. The new Foreview product may have its own database, but
>TMNH does not handle it. According to the datasheet.
>Leslie A. Clark
>IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
>Joe Fernandez <jfernand@kardinia.com>@tkg.com on 08/23/2000 10:04:37 PM
>Please respond to IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l@tkg.com>
>Sent by:  owner-nv-l@tkg.com
>To:   IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l@tkg.com>
>Subject:  Re: [NV-L] FORE Systems Hardware
>Hi Tsubasa,
>At 03:03 PM 23-08-00 -0500, you wrote:
>>Can Netview monitor network bandwidth usage across an ATM backbone on FORE
>>systems hardware?
>The NetView data collector can be set up to collect data on MIB variables
>from any MIB that you load. So you need to:
>- make sure your particular switches support the Fore switch MIB
>- load the Fore switch MIB into NetView
>- set up data collection on appropriate MIB variables. (The Fore switch MIB
>has counters for transmitted cells by board, module, port, VPI, VCI)
>- calculate usage metrics from the MIB variable values you collect.
>>Are we able to get inventory information for FORE systems hardware with
>>Manager for Network Hardware product?
>Sorry, I am not familar with this product. But you could use NetView to do
>SNMP Gets on your nodes and get the information.
>>Thank you!
>Joe Fernandez
>Kardinia Software
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Joe Fernandez
Kardinia Software


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