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Re: [nv-l] Content Swtich Monitoring

To: "Barr, Scott" <Scott_Barr@csgsystems.com>, NetView mailing list <nv-l@lists.tivoli.com>
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Content Swtich Monitoring
From: Jane Curry <jane.curry@skills-1st.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 20:42:36 +0100
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I have done something like this in the past, as follows:
1) Create a new icon inside the node icon of the relevant devices. I like to use the APM and MLM to do this as you can then use a SmartSet to specify which nodes get the new icon. The MIB variable you use in the APM setup is a dummy - I generally use something like sysuptime > 1. 2) Customise your specific TRAP so that it generates a new NetView Change Status TRAP (58916871) on the Selection Name that you create by catenating the Node name from the original TRAP with the new icon name that you supplied when you created the icon with APM. For example, if your original TRAP came from node fred and your APM icon is called myService, your Selection Name needs to be fred:myService. I generally change status to User1 or User2, depending on whether I want the new icon status to propagate up to the Node level. 3) This way, you get an icon that represents your service, that changes colour and, if you use User2 as your "bad news on the service colour", you can get a marginal colour on your node icon, which seems an accurate representation to me. Of course, if the interface of the node also goes down, then the whole node will go Critical.

Does that help?

Barr, Scott wrote:

Greetings listers

Netview V7.1.3
Solaris 2.8

We currently receive and process traps froma cisco content switch. They are syslog traps that contain only the name of the service and the state:

Web Application Event: Service Transition -* **Service:lexlw5se State:alive* @ Tue Apr 22 03:33:06 2003

The section in red is the part that is stripped out of the syslog trap and used for notification. What I want to do however, is have a "node" in NetView that turns red when the service is down and then green again when the service is active. I have a perl script that can execute the necessary functions but I'm unclear on what those functions would be.

My original thought was to add a node to the map with that service name and then use the "event" command to mark it down but that does not work (I think because status events have to come through netmon and the event command really doesn't change the status on a node.)

In my environment I don't need to use nvsniffer or any other tool to check the status, I merely need to handle the incoming traps and change the status of the "node" based on the trap. Anyone have recommendations on how to go about this?

Scott Barr

CSG Systems Inc.

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