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SAP mibs and Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

I'm trying to get our CCMS to send SNMP traps to our SIM (Systems Insight Manager) server. The SAP side of the setup is pretty straight forward. The SIM side, however, is not so clean.

Hopefully someone has had experience with this, and can either point me at some documentation / blogs that I've not yet been able to find, or just let me know where I've gone wrong.

The SIM server is 64bit Windows 2003, with SIM v 5 SP5.

The base mib pack is 7.70.

I've put the mibs provided by SAP on the SIM server in the mibs sub-folder.

I then ran "mcompile SAP_R3_MIB.txt" at a command prompt and it generated "SAP_R3_MIB.cfg".

Next I ran "mxmib SAP_R3_MIB.cfg" which said it completed successfully.

Yet, when I go into "Options -> Events -> SNMP Trap Settings.." the SAP_R3_MIB is not listed.

I have brought other non-SAP mibs in this way in the past. Is there something special I'm missing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 06:30 PM

    Figured it out... partly.

    The delivered SAP_R3_MIB.txt file when compiled puts an entry at the top referencing SAP_R3_MIB.mib, which doesn't exist. Changing the .txt file to a .mib file allowed me to properly import the mib into SIM.

    Still not getting traps into the SIM server, but it's getting there, and the problem that I posted about, specifically, is resolved.

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 02:43 AM

    Hi,

    I am trying to send SNMP alert from Solution Manager to Tivoli TEC. On solution Manager side log files shows that trapsend was triggered and there was no error. However I do not have any visibility on TEC side which is managed by other team. All i do is when I perform test , i asked them to check if they received anything and they say NO.

    I had given them MIBS provided by SAP to TEC team. I don't know what they have done with that but looking at your blog I can tell that you are experienced on the receiving side.

    Can you help me to understand the steps they should be performing with MIBS which I gave them. Do they need to change.txt file to .mib as you did. Also what is the way to check if they are receving anything or not? any tool or command at OS level also ?

    If you have any document which you created based on your experience, it will be great. you can send it to me at pavanks@yahoo.com

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      Hi Pavan,

      I would assume they would also have to change it to a .mib file since it compiled in a way that expected to see one. YMMV depending on the software used to receive the traps and what it's compiler does.

      I used a packet sniffer (OmniPeek in our case, but something like Ethereal would work equally well) to see that the trap arrived at the receiving system. There is also a test utility delivered by SAP which will display received traps. I was never able to get SIM to accept the traps as valid, however, and since the SAP test tool could see the traps, SAP declared it not their issue.

      My only guess is that the traps SAP sends aren't compaitible with HP SIM, but I've given up on the idea since SAP won't even help me.

      HTH

      Randy

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