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anthony.semiao
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Help building DSN for IPM database.

All,

I need help creating the ODBC Data Source on windows for connection to the IPM database.  I have successfully connected to the cmf and rmeng datasources.  However, the dbViews_401.pdf does not provide the TCP connection parameters for the IPM/IPSLA database like it does for the the other LMS dbs.    Any help you can provide is much appreciated.  Looking for DSN name, Server Name, whether or not a Database Name is needed and what the TCP options would be.

Thanks

Anthony

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Not sure which OS your LMS server is on, but maybe you can zero in on ipm db's actual port number, through a process of elimination by first using lsof or netstat on Solaris/Linux or TCPView (Microsoft's own) on Windows to gather up the list of 4#### range LISTENING ports, then crossing out the other LMS apps' ports since they're already known.

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yjdabear
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Since the port numbers for cmfDb, etc. didn't change between LMS 3.2 and LMS 4.1, it's probably a good bet the IPM db access port is still 43280 in LMS 4.0.1. Compare and contrast:

"Open Database Schema Support in CiscoWorks LANManagement Solution 3.2"

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_lan_management_solution/3.2/database_schema/guide/dbviews.pdf

"Open Database Schema Support in Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 4.1"

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_lan_management_solution/4.1/database_schema/dbviews_41.pdf

Also, the KB article at https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-8796 mentions "You can use the listdsn argument to dbpasswd.pl to get a list of all DSNs." and has them enumerated in a table.

Thanks for your response.

I tried the following settings and still was unable to connect.  Have a feeling I am missing something basic.

Data Source Name = ipm

Server Name = ipmEng

TCP/IP = HOST=192.168.5.35;DOBROADCAST=NO;ServerPort=43280

Data Source Name = ipm

Server Name = ipmEng

TCP/IP = HOST=192.168.5.35;DOBROADCAST=NO;ServerPort=49157

I verified the windows firewall on the 2008 server is off and that the IPMProcess and IPMDbEngine processes are running.

Error message I get back when trying to test the connection is Connection Failed: Database server not found.

I have sucessfully connected to the cmfEng and rmengEng.

Not sure which OS your LMS server is on, but maybe you can zero in on ipm db's actual port number, through a process of elimination by first using lsof or netstat on Solaris/Linux or TCPView (Microsoft's own) on Windows to gather up the list of 4#### range LISTENING ports, then crossing out the other LMS apps' ports since they're already known.

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Great tip.  Port 43820.  I'm in.. Thanks.

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