I have implemented NetView 7.1.3 and seem to
experiencing an interesting problem. The site has many Nortel devices with Frame
relay interfaces, the nodes have been discovered and are showing up green (which
is good) but then after a while they turn red (which is bad).
After looking into the problem further I find
that the following mibs are being queried, using the snmp poll or by a manual
demand poll, see below:
When a demand poll is carried out the above
flag indicates that the device is down, but we can still ping the device which
turns the node green on the map but after a short while goes back to red. The
device is actually UP.
One of the chaps has spoken to Nortel and it
appears that the Nortel devices do not update the above mib branch which would
explain the intermittent status change, instead Nortel update their own private
mib which NetView does not look at.
Q. Is there anyway to configure NetView not to
query the above mib branch and look at the Nortel mib instead, or is there any
way round this problem, I have tried switching off the snmp poll and just
use ICMP polling but this does not help. Any ideas ??
Many thanks in advance,