HP OPENVIEW and Tivoli Storage Manager SNMP traps
Posted on 2008-10-15
i currently manage a large network of UNIX
servers (mixture of AIX, Solaris, HP-UX and Tru64) and have recently taken
over support of a small group of AIX servers (5 of them) that consist of
an TSM Backup server and 400 clients. The machines run Oracle databases and so
have two types of backup, the standard backup and a backup of the oracle
datafiles using rman.
The majority of our other servers are backed up using Tivoli Storage manager and
so we use OpenViews ability to monitore plain text files to check the
status of the backups (simply checking /nsr/logs/messages for Failed or
I realise that things are not so simple with TSM. However, we would really
like a way of automatically checking the status of the backups and then
calling a script to raise OV alerts if a failure is detected.
An additional complication is that because of the network config between
ourselves and these new servers we cannot receive SNMP traps.
Does anyone have any experience doing this ? Using HPOPENVIEW to automate SNMP traps thru TSM?
Does anyone have a sample configuration or set up HPOPENVIEW SNMP traps and TSM that I can use as an example?
I'd appreciate any advice.