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Subject: Re: [nv-l] I am attempting to install and understand NetView (v7.14) and whilst I have successfully installed N
From: Franck Mercier <franck.mercier@fr.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:48:43 +0200
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You should "disable" or "double check"   through  "smconfig" (MLM
customization) the MLM table :
smMlmAliasState.  Either the "alias" name is  invalid or the mlm
did not bring you a "good" format for this trap ....


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IBM Global Services / Integrated Technology Services

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Loading the mib does not load the traps. Take a look at mib2trap. That
is a utility
that takes the traps defined and a mib and creates a series of addtrap
that will add the traps to trapd.conf.

mib2trap <mibfile> <outfile>
sh ./outfile

This is how I normally add them.

The "reached the maximum number of outstanding events" is bad. Since you
already tried increasing the buffer space, you need to address the core
of your
problem, too many traps. Here is a quick script that will capture all
the agent traps
from NetView, then print them out:

for i in `grep " A " trapd.log | awk '{print $8}' | sort -u`; do echo $i
`grep -c $i trapd.log`; done

This should give you a fairly good idea who the problem machines are,
on your environment and the size of your trapd.log, this may be a fairly
output, and you may want to redirect it to a file.


Robert Jensen wrote:

> I am attempting to install and understand NetView (v7.14) and whilst I
> have successfully installed NetView and created an MLM, I have had a
> couple of concerns while configuring the product which I do not
> understand that I am hoping someone may be able to assist with.
> I am constantly receiving two (2) types of  messages;
> The first one :
> Wed Jul 20 13:01:41 2005 koguxap36       ? Trap found with no known
> format in trapd.conf(4)  Enterprise systemsMonitor6000
> ( community public
>   generic trap:6 specific trap:41
>   Timestamp:172534392 Agentaddr:koguxap36 args(4):
>   [1] (OctetString):
> smMlmAliasState
>   [2] (OctetString):
> NV10.
>   [3] (OctetString):
> enabled
>   [4] (OctetString):
> invalid
> What does this mean, the MIB is loaded (as it is listed in the
> trapd.conf file and via the MIB browser) yet these messages keep
> appearing. Am I missing a MIB that I am not aware of ?.
> Can I confirm that the MIB required here is "ibm-sysmon6k.mib" ? I was
> on the understanding that it is loaded etc as part of the MLM deployment.
> nb: Via the MIB browser, I can get down to BUT I
> can only see trap "1" (smMlmAnalysisTable).
> The second message I am constantly receiving :
> 1121907638 2  Thu Jul 21 11:00:38 2005 <none> T netmon-related
> Application reached maximum number of outstanding events,
> disconnecting from trapd
> I have increased the queue from 2000 to 10000 (which only delayed the
> incomming messages) and also performed a trace of "trapd" which did
> not give me any clues to what is causing the "constant" stream of
> messages.
> I have checked the NetView archive's and can see a few instances of
> this problem occurring and even a suggestion on modifying
> the midmand trap destination table and filtering mechanism which
> allows you to only forward you do want to trapd and throw away
> anything else. I assume this is part of and located in the MLM
> Configuration, however I am not sure how to set this up if this is the
> best way to resolve the problem.
> And finally, how can I determine (via the trace) where the "excessive"
> traps are coming from so I can tweak it or stop them.
> Thanks
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