Thanks for your advise Don. I would like to actually have an icon.
Poll for each software application and then turn their respective icon
a color dependent on the variable response. Each appl has a variable
that represents up, down, coming_up, going_down. You would think that
this wouldn't be such a difficult task? Create and icon, poll (or
watch for traps) and change the object status in the db on the results.
Your idea of using the MLM is a good option.
From: "Davis, Donald" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'IBM NetView Discussion'" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 16:19:44 -0500
Subject: RE: [NV-L] Changing Object Status
> There is some "unexpected" behavior associated with the 58916871
> First, it must not be set to log only.
> Second, the Events Display must NOT be closed .
> Third, 58916871 must not be blocked with a filter or ruleset.
> You cannot use this method to change the status of an object, just
> I tried this way but gave up on it as a bad idea.
> My solution was to install MLM on my NetView server (could be
> Then, use Agent Policy Manager to configure a threshold monitor that
> queries the mib for a specific value. If the expected value is not
> you have a critical threshold and a "Marginal" node.
> I use this method to monitor the status of my Internet Frame Relay
> Don Davis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Sandler [mailto:paul@SWEBS.COM]
> Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 4:01 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [NV-L] Changing Object Status
> I am using NV 5.1.3 on AIX. I need to be able to change the status
> an object to reflect the status of an application running on a Unisys
> Mainframe. The SNMP agent in the Unisys has a MIB variable I can
> but I have been unable to make the 58916871 trap alter the color of
> icon. As I read further in the Admin manual, the object status does
> not actually change in the database if I do get the trap to work so
> this may not solve my problem. I must forward the status change to
> NetView/390, which I believe will require the status to change in the
> NV/AIX db.
> First, I have been able to configure snmptrap to create an event, but
> not change the color of the icon. This is something I would like to
> figure out, although it may be academic. I'm using a script that
> wrote up in this forum a while back for using trap 58916871.
> How can I actually change the status of an manually created object in
> the database? Is anyone monitoring a MIB variable to change the
> of a manually created icon? I created a software icon to represent
> mainframe application. There were a few archive items that talked
> about doing this, but the item was not complete enough for me to
> reproduce the task.
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