Selection names, hostnames, and symbol labels can all be different
The "IP hostname" in the IP Topology database and the Object database
are simply the hostnames given to NetView for AIX by the operating
system. Whatever precedence system is used by the operating system
(AIX) is the precedence system that applies to NetView.
As you said, the first IP address we discover for a node is the
IP address that we try to resolve for the node. If we discover
other IP addresses in that node, we don't try to resolve these
in the event that the first IP address is not resolvable. This
is a feature that we hope to add to the product some time in the
As a work-around, the only way to change the IP address to something
that can be resolved is to delete the object then use a seed file
to re-discover it under the resolvable IP address.
A symbol's label depends on the symbol type. The following chart
helps determine what symbol labels are used with different symbol
Symbol Type Default Label
Location/Internet These symbols are created by users, and the label
is the label that user specifies.
Network If there is an entry for that network in the
/etc/networks file, then the network name is used.
If there is no entry, then the IP address of network
Segment If created by User, then the selection name specified
by user is used.
If discovered by netmon, then the label is
the word "Segment" with a number at the end.
Computer/Connector If the first IP address discovered for that node
is resolvable, then the first word of the hostname
is the label.
If no hostname is available, then the first IP address
discovered for that node is the label.
Interface Card If SNMP information is availabe, then the ifDescr
object in the MIB is used for the label.
If no SNMP information is available, the the IP address
of the card is used.
Connection By default, there are no labels drawn for connection
If this is overridden by the user, then the IP address
Support Line: Selection names, hostnames, and symbol labels can all be different ITEM: AS7647
Dated: December 1995 Category: N/A
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