Files and Directories.

 

The files and executables that make up OverTime are kept in 4 directories. These files are explained below.

 

In the directory $OV_BIN (/opt/OV/bin in UNIX OR \OpenView\bin in Windows) are the following executables: devupd, otadd, otcullall, otdel, ottgts. $OV_BIN is also where you will find overtime.cfg the master configuration file for OverTime. Each of these files are explained below.

 

The directory $OV_REGISTRATION\C (/etc/opt/OV/share/registration/C for UNIX or \OpenView\registration\C for Windows) holds the OverTime registration file, overtime.reg. This controls where OpenView places the OverTime menu items and what each of these items executes.

 

The CGI directory for the web server on the host machine holds the executables devdtl and devmst (and UNIX also has overtime.cfg symbolically linked to $OV_BIN/overtime.cfg).

 

The last directory is where ever the user decides to store the OverTime information. This directory (let's call is \OverTime - which is the default under NT and \var\opt\OverTime is the Unix default) has at least 2 subdirectories, cfgs and data. \OverTime\cfgs holds the configuration information held in files with names like device1.mst. \OverTime\data holds directories, where each directory name is the SNMP System Name of the device being monitored. Within each of these directories are RRD files that house the data for that device.