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Re: RS6000 / AIX mib for HP OpenView

To: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
Subject: Re: RS6000 / AIX mib for HP OpenView
From: James_Shanks@tivoli.com
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 17:27:55 -0400
Einar -

The MIB values you are looking for are implemented by trapgend, which is a
part of NetView, and I believe that must also be running on Ed's system to
provide those MIB values.  By definition, the "nv6sa" in the MIBs stands
for "NetView 6000 sub-agent" which is the old marketing name for trapgend
I don't think they are provided by MLM (Mid-Level-Manager) but even if they
are, it too is now a part of NetView.  Neither can be had without a NetView
license, which will be prohibitively expensive for just this use alone.
There is no separately-available SNMP agent from IBM, except the basic one
which ships with AIX, that you can purchase.

 I have two suggestions for you  One, you could shop around for a
third-party agent. Try EMPIRE, for example, and see if they can help.  This
would get you a current agent which is supported by the vendor.  Or two,
you could obtain and install the old, unsupported Systems Information Agent
(SIA) which was discontinued by IBM but is available for download at
ftp://ftp.tivoli.com/support/SIA/.  It also runs on Digital, Solaris,  and
HP-UX.  SIA was once shipped with MLM when it was a separate product and it
provides some 600 MIB values pertaining to the machines it runs on.  It has
been awhile since it was tested on any of the more current versions of
those OS's, but it probably still works well-enough to get you what you
want.  If you go that way, be sure to also download the final maintenance
fixes for the agent ( SMSIA.xxx.U451914) and the guide on how to use it,
available on that site.

Good luck -

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

Einar Jóhannesson <einar@hp.is>@tkg.com on 06/02/2001 08:28:51 AM

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So, I need another agent, System Monitor for AIX (SIA agent) or an MLM.
Is there a product name/number for this agent so I can order it from the

IBM dealer ?

edboos@us.ibm.com wrote:

> Einar,
> You're right... I have the MLM installed on this AIX machine, and I think
> that is the agent that is returning these values.  It's one of the
> I install the MLM... so I can set thresholds for Filesystems and be
> of impending doom.
> Actually, I haven't gotten around to the "warn" part, yet... just
> intermittent periods of "doom".
>              IBM eServer iSeries 400
>           Large Network Environment
>                     9W5/025-2/E106
>          Rochester MN        8-553-4033
>                   edboos@us.ibm.com
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