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RE: [nv-l] why dont i see traps on netview?

To: "'James Shanks'" <jshanks@us.ibm.com>, nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
Subject: RE: [nv-l] why dont i see traps on netview?
From: Girish Mantry <gmantry@arcsight.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 11:44:47 -0700
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Thanks a bunch, that fixed the problem.
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From: James Shanks [mailto:jshanks@us.ibm.com]
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Subject: Re: [nv-l] why dont i see traps on netview?

Are the traps your agent sends in SNMP V1 or SNMP V2 format?  NetView for Windows only supports SNMP V1 traps.  All others will be discarded.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

Girish Mantry <gmantry@arcsight.com>

09/03/2003 12:11 PM

        To:        "'nv-l@lists.tivoli.com'" <nv-l@lists.tivoli.com>
        Subject:        [nv-l] why dont i see traps on netview?


I installed netview 7.1.3 for windows on windows 2000 server operating
system. The snmp and snmp trap services were started before installation. I
have a standalone version of netview.

Our product has a mib, but only supports traps, i.e, it sends out traps and
does not have the standard snmp agent functionality which responds to snmp
get, set, next requests. Will this prevent netview from displaying traps?

I of course loaded our mib successfully and configured our enterprise and
the specific trap using trap settings option. I have also used the mib2trap
utility to add the specific trap of our product in the trapd.conf file. I
see somthings coming from our node where our product is installed, but not
the traps the product is sending.

Can any one help how i can configure netview to display the traps? Oh, by
the way, i snooped on port 162 using the windump (tcpdump for windows) and i
do see the traps that are coming from our product to the pc where netview is
installed, but netview is somehow either not picking up or not displaying
them. Wondering, what am i missing? I seem to have configured everything
that the product is asking me to confiugre. And also, i dont see anything in
the trapd.log file.


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