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It has been a while since I used this, but it does work well once you understand the limitations.
1) The first thing to do is to check the error log. There may be some messages in it that help you understand what it is doing. That will be in /usr/OV/log/location.log, I think.
2) Remember is that these addresses are Network addresses, not device addresses. Check the actual attributes of the network objects you are trying to place (Tools..Display Object Info). 3) The position of the router that connects the networks will depend on where its networks are placed. For that reason it is a good idea to include the loopback address, which is usually mask, as a 4-octet network address, in the location.conf file


Leslie A. Clark
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From: Pablo Cerezo Alonso <cerezoalonso@gmail.com>
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Date: 05/13/2010 11:28 AM
Subject: [NV-L] Re: Moving from OpenView to Netview
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Hello again List,

Firts of all I would like to thank James for having answered so quickly.

Having lost all the hope of getting a similar file to location.conf in OpenView, I started to make the location.conf by my own some days ago. Communications department provided me a list with several IP ranges concerning the network devices existing on our company. I chose only three different offices (locations) so my first attempt was easier.

I used the ‘Restart automatic map generation’ option from the Serversetup menu so that Netview draws the map corresponding to the new location.conf file I have made. The problem I have now is the following:

This is the location.conf I have made:

Spain 172 State

Lugo 172.17 City Spain

Lugo 172.22 City Spain

Lugo 172.29.62 City Spain

Almeria City Spain

Alava 172.18 City Spain

Alava 172.21 City Spain

Alava City Spain

Alava City Spain

Alava City Spain


And the map that has appeared seems like this:


è  172.29 (under this all devices whose IPs correspond to 172.29.X.X )

è  Alava

è  Almeria

è  Lugo


è  172.21

è  172.18


è  172.22

è  172.17

Almería à NOTHING


Why Netview has not included the devices under the range 172.29 in their corresponding locations instead of drawing the icon of the 172.29? Is not allowed for devices located in different locations to share the two first octets?

I have tried other posibilities modifying the location.conf but the best I have achieved is to have under ONE location the 172.29 group with all the devices whose IPs started by 172.29 attached. In the rest of the locations no device starting by 172.29.

Could anybody help? 


2010/4/28 Pablo Cerezo Alonso <cerezoalonso@gmail.com>
Hello List,

This is my first attempt here in the list. I had hear nothing about Netview till last week and I have been asked to investigate how to extract information from a map made in HP Openview and create a new one using that information in Netview.

Do you have any advice or recommendations about how I can do what I have been asked for? Is there any kind of file in Openview that has similar characteristics to a Netview location.conf which I can format and load it into Netview to create a map?

Thanks in advance for any responses.


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