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Subject: RE: [nv-l] How to Deal BadOID's
From: James Shanks <jshanks@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 08:51:43 -0400
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Rats.  I left out a period.
resolves to

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

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Well, now I am confused.

 First, did adding those entries to oid_to_type, and oid_to_sym, and
deleting the objects, resolve the problem with the object showing up in the
BadOID smartset or not?  I doubt it because they are incorrect.
resolves to
which is what your two entries in the oid files need to be about.  That's
what is being returned as the sysOID.

Second, not being able to run snmpget means there is some kind of problem
in your installation.  The executable is in \usr\ov\bin, so there should be
no question of finding it.   If you ran it, and it didn't work,because you
got a time-out message, then that would usually indicate that you have an
incorrect community name for the device you are trying to communicate with
in  NetView's SNMP data base.   You can verify that by re-running the
command, this time with the -c flag and what you take to be the correct
community name.  If that works but plain old snmpget doesn't, then your
defaults are incorrect and you need to run snmpconf.exe (Start --> Programs
--> Tivoli NetView --> Tasks --> SNMP Options  or Options --> SNMP from the
NetView GUI).

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

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             06/06/2005 03:32          RE: [nv-l] How to Deal BadOID's

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Thanks for the help, i was for some reason not able to run the snmpget
command. But i used the SNMP Browser to get the required values:
the output of the SNMP Browser for system.sysObjectID was: -

Node Name or Address:

Community Name: enterasys

MIB Object ID: .iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.system

MIB Instance:

Set Value:

MIB Value:
        0 :

Message: Using community "enterasys" for node

I've translated it to the following and have made the entries in the
"oid_to_type" and "oid_to_sym" files:- Systems:Cisco 3745:G        #oid_to_type #oid_to_sym



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          nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com                    BadOID's

Show us the entry you put in oid_to_type,  and  the one in oid_to_sym,  and
the results of doing this
      snmpget system.sysObjectID.0 <target_box>
from a command window.

If the OIDs match, then it should be removed from the  BadOID smartset
after you

1. delete the objects from all submaps  (select it and do Edit --> All
submaps --> Cut)
2.  ovstop netmon
3. ovtopofix  (in a command window)
4. ovstart netmon

Worked for me on NetView for Windows with a United Linux OID this morning

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

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