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RE: [nv-l] SNMP on LINUX

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] SNMP on LINUX
From: "Evans, Bill" <Bill.Evans@hq.doe.gov>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 19:35:53 -0400
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Collecting data from any box with an active SNMP agent where you know the community string is quite simple.  You don't have to know the enterprise id. A Linux box with HMC SNMP agent should not be very different from any other SNMP agent.  If they answer this string it’s ok, if not it’s broken.


/usr/OV/bin/snmpwalk -c <communityString> <hostname-or-IP> .


That command will give you all the architected MIB-II data. With the string . you will get ALL the private enterprise MIB data.  It may be in dotted decimal and nearly impossible to figure out without loading MIBs but you will see it if the agent is working properly.  Every piece of data will be marked with the enterprise ID as the first field.    


If you don't get data from those two queries the target SNMP agent or NetView isn't installed properly.  Send the . one to your NetView machine and if SNMP is set up correctly on that machine you should see about 35 items -- at least that's what I see on a Red Hat 3 NetView server but your mileage may vary on an AIX server. 


As far as getting things to the event browser, they have to be sent as SNMP traps to port 161 on the NetView machine {aka events) and not as log entries.  


Bill Evans


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From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com] On Behalf Of Delaire, Patrick
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 3:44 PM
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Subject: [nv-l] SNMP on LINUX



We are attempting to monitor phone home activity from a Linux (9119-959)

sever with HMC processor or just plain

HMC activity. We know there is no defined mib for this type of device

and we are guessing on the enterprise objectid .

The in-house Linux folks say SNMP is setup and some data does get logged

but can't get the data to the event browser.


Anyone out-there had any experience acquiring SNMP data from Linux

server with HMC component?


Netview 7.1.4  with fixpack 4

AIX 5.2


Thanks Pat. 





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