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RE: [nv-l] adding events to Netview

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] adding events to Netview
From: "Allison, Jason (JALLISON)" <JALLISON@arinc.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 09:32:15 -0500

Haven't gotten your email yet but thought I would add some info here since
we are doing the same thing you discuss below.

We have a in-house app that sends us status in SNMP-traps.  We use that
'event' to change the status on the topology map.  The inherent problem with
our design is we are representing our app status in the form of Netview 'IP
Status' (nvUtil).  This is wrong and has many repercussions throughout
Netview including false-positives, false-negatives, etc.  Our system is a
legacy system.  When I got here I recommended de-coupling our app status
from IP status and changing the Set Status Symbol to having an app be called
to change the Non-IP Status Symbol.  It will work, but legacy is legacy and
they did not want to spend the $$'s.

Anyway, just got your email, thought I would send this out before reading

Jason Allison
Principal Engineer
ARINC Incorporated
Office:  (410) 266-2006
FAX:  (410) 573-3026

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin James [mailto:robin.james@thalesatm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 9:02 AM
To: NetView Discussion
Subject: Re: [nv-l] adding events to Netview


Thanks for the reply. I have just sent a reply to Jason's comment
describing what we are trying to do. 

I do not understand how we could use the existing trap 58916871. If we
generate one of these traps does ipmap(?) try to set the symbol status
of all the symbols associated with the object to the status in the trap?

We have our own map application which starts with Netview via its
registration file. Our application does not set the object status field
in the object database (BTW I don't see this field when using
ovobjprint). The parent symbols of our submaps use a compound status
source so the parent symbol is automatically calculated from the child
submap symbols. 

We have an equivalent to netmon which polls the status of the software
and hardware on our nodes and the status received from this polling is
sent to our map application via our own trap so the child submap symbols
get updated with the status change.

email: robin.james@thalesatm.com
tel:   +44 (0) 1633-862020
fax:   +44 (0) 1633-868313

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