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RE: [nv-l] Failed ping stays green

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Failed ping stays green
From: "Zoeckler, Eric A." <Eric.Zoeckler@us.ngrid.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 08:27:52 -0400
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Agreed, the two boxes are out of sync with regard to polling.  I was under the impression that when pinging a device from netview in which this device is known to be down, netview would make a status change to that node.  I'm sure I've seen this.  But, if I'm understanding you correctly, you're saying that it would require a demand poll and not a ping to simulate the scheduled polling action and thus invoke a status change to the node?  Analysis of my problem has ended as the node came back up on the network.  I have since removed and readded it to netview.
Thank you much for your input.

Eric Zoeckler, IT Analyst, DCO/NCC
Niagara Mohawk-National Grid USA
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From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com] On Behalf Of Stephen Hochstetler
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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Failed ping stays green

In the past when a particular interface is green on one server, and red on another, it is due to the timing of the polling intervals. Pinging a down device will not get NetView that it is down. If your polling is 5 minute cycles, then within 5 minutes both of your servers should agree. To speed that up, you can go to the server with the green icon and do a NetView demand poll that just checks status of all the interfaces on that device. You should then see the interface icon go red if it is unavailable.

Stephen Hochstetler shochste@us.ibm.com
International Technical Support Organization at IBM
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