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Re: [nv-l] Generating Topology Map with MLMs

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Subject: Re: [nv-l] Generating Topology Map with MLMs
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Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:26:17 +0500
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IS the discovery procedure of MLM is same as of netview. if it is so then we can define routes on the router etc. why do we need to put a seperate MLM for each network. and how will they all send info to a netview which is in a different network?

Jane Curry <jane.curry@skills-1st.co.uk>
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05-09-05 11:03 AM
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Re: [nv-l] Generating Topology Map with MLMs

NetView can display maps that contain nodes discovered by an MLM.  
However, the MLM itself gives you no display capability.  An MLM can
also only discover nodes on it's own IP network so if your client has a
single network then the MLM discovery should work fine but if he has
more than one network then you will need an MLM per network.

If there are firewalls between you and your customer, you need both ping
and SNMP access through the firewall.  Although MLM can discover
networks, NetView only "believes" info from MLM when he has got at least
one ping though to an MLM-discovered node.

I think people have tried putting more than one NIC card in an MLM to
monitor several networks but my impression is that no-one has got this
to work reliably - not tried it personally.


usman.taokeer@s-iii.com wrote:

> Hi,
> I just  need to know, can NetView create IP maps based upon the info
> forwarded by MLMs. The scenario is we want to monitor a clients
> network using NetView, can i just put the MLM there or do i need to
> connect NV directly to that network?
> Regards,
> Usman Taokeer
> Si3.

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