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[nv-l] Switch Analyzer and Layer 3 switches

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Subject: [nv-l] Switch Analyzer and Layer 3 switches
From: "Christopher J Petrina" <cjp8@meadwestvaco.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 15:27:44 -0400
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Greetings all,

The subject is ominous but here is my situation.

We haev some Alcatel 5024's.  These devices by default have some built in routing capabilites.  As such they contain a routing table where populated or not it is still there,  however these devices are trully only being used as a layer2 switch; but Switch Analyzer is not recognizing them as such.  The reason I found out from Magnum is that One of the means by which netview determines a device to be a router is if it contains a routing table.  Well the moment it finds the table ont hese devices it calls it a router and switch analyzer will not attempt to do any layer2 discovery on it.
   My question is, is there a way to override Netviews discovery and force these devices to show as layer2 devices only?  In the oid_to_type this particular device is listed as a HB (Hub Bridge) with no mention of G(gateway).

Chris Petrina

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