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RE: [nv-l] Custom Links in NetView 7.1.4 Fixpack 3

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Custom Links in NetView 7.1.4 Fixpack 3
From: REIBENSCHUH Alfred <alfred.reibenschuh@it-austria.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 20:30:37 +0200
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hey the '0' means: "figure it out yourself" ?

sounds like x-mas, because that would spare
the netview-guys another feature request from
infamous it-austria.



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jane Curry [mailto:jane.curry@skills-1st.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 9:16 PM
> To: NetView mailing list
> Subject: [nv-l] Custom Links in NetView 7.1.4 Fixpack 3
> Greetings,
> I put an append on a few days back with a throwaway comment about "no
> real new functionality in Fixpack 3" - WRONG!
> There is a feature called "Custom Links" which, I believe, has been
> developed to help the new layer 2 visualisation in the new IBM Tivoli
> Switch Analyzer V1.3.  This works very nicely regardless of
> whether you
> have ITSA.
> The idea is that if you have a part of your network that you have no
> SNMP access to (like if you FM your network) then you can
> discover nodes
> at the "far side" of your network with entries in the
> seedfile, but you
> get 2 (or more)  disconnected parts of network.  Custom links
> allow you
> to create a logical link or tunnel across an unmanaged region
> - it looks
> similar to an unnumbered serial link and is represented by a dot-dash
> line on the GUI, so you can tell which are manual links.
>  The only issue is that the documentation is inconsistent
> between the NV
> 7.1.4 FP3 readme and the ITSA 1.3 Release Notes.
> It seems to work fine but the NV 7.1.4 FP3 readme says to supply:
> @link <ipaddress>:0:<ipaddress>:0    where the "0" is the ifIndex
> The ITSA Release Notes say "both zeros are required".  I have
> found that
> the ifIndex MUST be 0, otherwise the link isn't made.  Always use "0"
> and it seems to work out what actual ifIndexs are necessary.  Also,
> don't miss out the ":" in the middle as I did for quite some time!! 
> netmon -y picks up seedfile @link entries fine.  I find that
> I have to
> demand poll the "far" end to get the connection added - polling the
> "near" end didn't establish it.
> Enjoy!
> Jane
> --
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> Copyright (c) 2005 Jane Curry <jane.curry@skills-1st.co.uk>. 
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