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Re: [nv-l] Upgrade OS and NetView Questions

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Subject: Re: [nv-l] Upgrade OS and NetView Questions
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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 19:13:35 +0100
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Hi Sue,
As Oliver says, strictly it isn't an snmpCollect "problem" - but it is a gotcha if you don't know about it. I usually just use the Tools -> Data Collection and thresholds menu to suspend all the collections. I would also make sure I had a handy backup of any collections you currently have - that's the /usr/OV/conf/snmpCol.conf file - before you do the upgrade.


syoung@westpac.com.au wrote:


Do the Fixpacks for 7.1.4 fix this snmpCollect problem or do we need to turn it off ourselves. We have a very large network and I think this could cause us problems if we upgrade from 7.1.3.


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        Re: [nv-l] Upgrade OS and NetView Questions


Watch out when you go from NetView 7.1.3 -> 4.  There are a bunch of
snmpCollect entries that get activated by default and you could suddenly
end up with much more data polling than you expect, along with a huge
snmpCollect database.

Other gotcha is that there is an extra AIX pre-req needed for NetView
7.1.x when you go to AIX 5.x - you need X11.compat (X11R5) package

Also with NV 7.1.4 make sure that ulimit -n is NOT unlimited - set to 32767.

Problems if you want to install MLMs on AIX 5.x - see recent nv-l append
(easy fix).


Bursik, Scott {PBSG} wrote:

>I am currently running NetView 7.1.3 on AIX 4.3.3. I want to do the
>1. Update the OS from AIC 4.3.3 to AIX 5.2
>2. Update NetView from 7.1.3 to 7.1.4
>3. Apply 7.1.4 SP1
>Have any of you experienced any gotchas during these steps? I know that the >SNMP agent on AIX 5.2 is SNMPv3 by default. I am assuming that I will need
>to convert the SNMP agent back to V1 with the snmpv3_ssw -1 command.
>Is this order the best way to do it or would another order of the steps be >better. I am going to do this in a phased approach to make sure that none of
>process break along the way.
>Thank you,
>Scott Bursik
> >

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