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How To: Activate OiDViEW (Versions 4.5+)

October 3rd, 2012

For older versions of OiDViEW, please see the following article:

These instructions assume that you have purchased a license or maintenance. If you have not, please visit our sales page here:

STEP 1: Install the latest version of OiDViEW

If you have already downloaded and installed the latest version, you can skip to step 2. If not, you can download the latest version of OiDViEW from here: You can install new versions over the old versions.

STEP 2: Make sure to DELETE any old license.* or registration.xml files from the OiDViEW directory (Updates or Maintenance users only)

If you are updating from an old version, before activating make sure to DELETE the old key files, sometimes they can cause activation problems.

STEP 3: Start OiDViEW and click the ACTIVATE button

Once the dialog appears, it will ask you for an ORDER# and an EMAIL address. Please enter your original ORDER #, not the order number you received if you have renewed maintenance, because the license is tied to the original ORDER#.

The product should now be activated. If you have problems, please contact support.

If your machine is NOT connected to the internet, you can request the activation key online from our website:

To get your HARDWARE-ID, type “OIDVIEW REGISTER” from the command line in the OIDVIEW directory.

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How To: Forward SNMP Traps to multiple hosts with OidView/TMS

July 29th, 2009

Sometimes you will need to forward a trap to multiple hosts. This is very easy to do with Trap Manager. You can configure it through the OidView UI.

You can do this on a global or a per-filter level.

Global Forwarding (forward all traps that come in):

1. Start OidView and make sure it is connected to Trap Manager Service (TMS) by looking at the lower right hand corner for the green light.

2. Once OidView is connected go to Tools -> Options -> Trap Manager -> Forwarding -> Forward IP Address or Hostname. Specify the hosts using IP addresses or hostnames, with “,” in between each one.3. Then, to turn on forwarding, MAKE SURE the “Forward Traps” option is checked!

Per Filter Forwarding (forward traps that match a certain filter):

1. Right-click on the Trap, and click “Modify Filter”.

2. Once in the filter, click the “Forwarding” checkbox, and click the button to enter the hosts.

3. Enter up to four hosts to forward the trap to.

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How To: Send SNMP Traps with OidView

March 2nd, 2009


Very often we get asked how to send SNMP Traps with OidView or Trap Manager. There are a couple of different ways.


Method 1: Build a trap.

From the SNMP MIB Browser: If the MIB is loaded, you can find the trap in the browser, then right-click on it in the tree and choose “Send SNMP TRAP”. If it is a NOTIFICATION-TYPE then chances are it will ask you for the index values. Then the SNMP Dialog will come up and you can modify the trap accordingly.

From the Trap Manager: Click “Build Trap” on the Navigation Bar. Use the SNMP Dialog to create your custom trap.

Method 2: Simulate using a trap log

Capture some traps with Trap Manager from your device, but make sure the “LOG” button is checked. Then, click “Replay Log” and choose the log that was just written. Point it at any NMS you wish by typing in the IP address in the “Destination Address” dialog box that will pop up.

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How To: Install Jaguar Community Version on Windows

December 29th, 2008

This guide is meant to help users install Jaguar on Windows.

JaguarSX has the following minimum system/software requirements:

  • Java 6
  • MySQL 5 Database
  • Apache 2
  • PHP 5

You will need to make sure your system is running Java, at least version 6. If you need to install Java, you can download it from here:

NOTE: For Windows we highly recommend installing WAMP first as it will quickly and easily install all needed components (MySQL, Apache, PHP):

After installing WAMP make sure to put the server “online” by clicking on the “gauge” icon in the system tray and clicking “Put Online”. Also, make sure to set the wampapache and wampmysql services to start up as automatic in the windows service manager.

Use the following instructions to install on the same system. If installing different components on different systems, please contact us for help with setting up.

For installation on a single system:

  1. Download the monitorengine and webengine for your particular system from link provided from support.
  2. Make sure MySQL, Apache, and PHP is installed (Installing WAMP is simplest on Windows), and make sure they are set to start up automatically as services.
  3. Make sure that for the PHP installation, the MySQL and SOAP extensions are enabled. The WAMP install does not enable the SOAP extension by default. You may have to enable it manually by clicking on the WAMP server icon in the system tray and selecting PHP -> PHP extensions, and then checking php_soap.
  4. Make sure to set PHP error reporting in the php.ini file to:

    error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_STRICT

  5. Install monitorengine first. The install will pause and ask for the license. Copy the license file to the installed directory and rename it to
  6. Install webengine into the docroot (i.e. for WAMP you could use c:/wamp/www/bytesphere)
  7. Bring up the UI by pointing your browser at: http://localhost/bytesphere
  8. When the login screen comes up, click “install” link next to the language dropdown.
  9. Click “Install” on the English, then go back to login.
  10. Login as bytesphere/bytesphere! (notice the ‘!‘ on the end of the password)
  11. You should see the main HOME screen now. Enjoy!

If you do not see an “install” link next to the language dropdown on the login screen, it is probable that the monitor engine is not configured correctly to talk to your database. Please check the monitorengine settings and log, and make sure that the ‘bytesphere’ database has been created (there are 50+ tables).

I hope this article helps. If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact us or leave them here.


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How To: Search and replace across files on Windows using Perl

December 27th, 2008

This may seem redundant, but the reason I am posting this is because there are several examples on the web on how to do this on Linux - but not on Windows. Here is how to do it effectively on Windows.

Say, for example, it is the new year and you want to change the copyright on all your html files from 2008 to 2009.

First, you need to make sure you have a perl distribution installed on Windows. It comes installed by default on Linux but not on Windows. You can try ActiveState Perl, but I recently had problems downloading from their site and came across Strawberry Perl, which works great!

Next, change into the directory in which you need to change files.

perl -pi.bak -e “BEGIN{@ARGV=<*.SUFFIX>} s/FIND/REPLACE/g”

This command does the following:

  • -p tells perl to loop over the files in the directory
  • -i.bak tells perl to create a backup of all the changed files
  • -e means execute the following code

A windows example:

perl.exe -pi.bak -e "BEGIN{@ARGV=<*.html>} s/-2008/-2009/g"
This will search for "-2008" and replace it with "-2009"

Just for reference, to do this on Linux is slightly easier… for example:

perl -pi.bak -e "s/2008/2009/g" *.html

Use at your own risk!

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