Smartset not showing certain switches

Technote (FAQ)


Unable to setup a Smartset populated with Cisco switches. Able to generate other Smartsets with other vendor routers but not the Cisco routers.


Smartset definitions consists of the following:
"List Attr: 'vendor' = 'cisco Systems'
"List Attr: 'isSNMPSupported' = True
An "ovobjprint -s" for one of the switches showed that the object database "vendor" parameter is "unset(0)". The "vendor" object database parameter is unset because the
"/usr/OV/conf/oid_to_type" and "/usr/OV/conf/C/oid_to_sym" files are not configured to reflect the Cisco switches in question.


To correct the issue, perform the following steps:

1. Add the following entries are added to those two files:
o oid_to_type file Systems:Cisco Switch:BH
o oid_to_sym file

2. After the files are updated, issue the following commands:
a. ovw -fields (generates appropriate fields in ovwdb such as vendor field)
b. ovw -verify ( verifies syntax)
c. ovw -verify (compiles symbol registration file)

3. Recycle netmon.

NOTE: If netmon is not recycled, the above changes will not be acknowledged.

The switches are deleted from all submaps and rediscovered.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Systems Management and Tivoli Tivoli NetView NetView AIX, Solaris 6.x, 7.x

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Tivoli NetView

Software version:

7.1.x, 7.1.4, 7.1.5

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