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RE: [NV-L] snmpCollect vs nvcollectord

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Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 14:36:18 -0500
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Thanks, Leslie.


I reread that section of the Installation Guide (Determining which data collector application to use), and the last bullet makes it sound as if you need the DB if you are going to do the Data Warehouse.  That seems to be in conflict with the next-to-last sentence of the previous paragraph.


Just so you don’t have to hunt up the doc, here are the two parts I’m referring to:


You do not want to install the DB2 product. If you are not forwarding data to Tivoli Data Warehouse, then you do not need the DB2 product to use the SNMPv1 MIB Collector.




The SNMPv1 MIB Collector (snmpCollect) can forward data to Tivoli Data Warehouse.



Blane Robertson

Capgemini / Dallas

Enterprise Systems Management/ Capgemini Energy

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From: nv-l-bounces@lists.ca.ibm.com [mailto:nv-l-bounces@lists.ca.ibm.com] On Behalf Of Leslie Clark
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 11:57 AM
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Your v2 devices should respond to a v1 request.  The Counter64 would be the main reason for using the new one. If you intend to monitor interface bandwidth utilization, and the interfaces in question are high-speed and actively used, then the data you collect with Counter32 may be inaccurate, but worse, you won't know if it is accurate or not. So for me, if there is an intention to monitor or collect bandwidth using Netview, then I would do the database.

I have not implemented this for any customers yet, though I practiced the database install on a linux vmware system and that went ok. Check the archives for other  thoughts on the subject.


Leslie A. Clark
IT Services Specialist, Network Mgmt
Information Technology Services Americas
IBM Global Services
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