> We are using the HP Openview Network Node Manager software running an an HP
> box running HPUX 10.10 to monitor the many HP & Sun systems on our network.
> We want to page "system down" messages to different people based upon how long
> a system was down and then page all those who have been paged "system up"
> after the system comes back up. It is my understanding that the HP software
> does not handle time based escalation such as this? If that is correct what
> are others using in the way of third party software to accomplish something
> like this.
> Thanks for any help...
> - Dan
(buzzer, semaphone) (first assumption) If this is the case, then you
could get away with something like this.
in HP NNM you can define actions based upon an event (through event
configuration etc) The event can be anything you want, but must be
described by a MIB entry. System down is a standard event (Node Down),
don't know if system up is also a standard event, but this you can test
O.k. now the second problem: paging.
There are a few third-party paging products for HP-UX (see
www.hp.com/go/Openview and look for software/products) Telamon with
Telalert is amongst one of them.
THe way I implemented a paging system is by means of a simple modem and
a semadigit ( a semaphone, capable of receiving 4 codes, defined by the
last digit of the tel-nr of the semadigit (A=urgent,B=severe, C= etc.
to defined by you) Hook up a modem to you Unix, reboot the HP closet ;)
otherwise your modem will probably not work (happens sometimes with HP)
Define a job (look in /opt/OV/contrib/NNM/beeper) to activate the
modem and let the modem call a specific number.
In the job (eventually just a shell script) you must be able to make up
your own choises about delayed-call, extra information, wait-states,
Hope this helps a little....