ovtopofix is a great command to run on a regular basis. The ovtopofix command is used to detect and correct inconsistencies that may have developed between the IP topology database maintained by ovtopmd and the database maintained by ovwdb for the ovw command.
here are the steps I use to routinely cleanup the database.
What Berlene said is true, these are great commands for maintenance. Sometimes it is important to run Steps 2 &3 two or more times and then insure that you reopen the maps that still present errors or warnings.
I have found that this is the most effective way to reduce the problems with both NNM and ITO residing on the same server, as well as maintaining a happy database for the Enterprise.
Hope this information is helpful as well.
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I totally agree with the steps given. However, if you want to run a week maintence, I would suggest using the commands in the following manner:
1. ovstop netmon 2. Close all maps (if left open they will have to be restarted for any changes to take affect). 3. ovw -mapcount -u (if you have errors returned from this command then run with -ruvD options). 4. ovtopofix -chs 5. xnmsnmpconf -clearC 6. ovstart netmon