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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > Manage view in the LEM console > Nodes view

Nodes view

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Sep 06, 2016

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The Manage > Nodes view displays the agents monitored by each of your managers.

After you install the agents on your client PCs, use the Nodes view to:

  • Add a new node or scan for a new node.
  • Integrate the agent network security connectors with the LEM system.

    You are actually integrating the agents themselves, but the agents forward messages from the network security connectors to the manager for event processing.

  • Connect an agent to a manager.
  • View the name, connection status, event status, and IP address of each agent.
  • Determine whether or not the agent is using USB-Defender.
  • View an agent properties.
  • Control an agent automatic update settings for installing new software from the manager.
  • Respond to events that affect agents.
  • Copy agent information to the clipboard for use with the remote agent Installer, or for analysis with programs such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Remove an agent from a manager.

Nodes view features

The following table describes the key features of the Manage >Nodes view.

Name Description

Sidebar

Hides and opens the Refine Results pane.

Refine Results
pane

Applies filters to reduce the nodes that appear in the Nodes grid based on your selection parameters (such as manager or connector profile).

Nodes grid

Displays all agent and non-agent nodes associated with each manager and appliance monitored by the LEM console. You can also add or scan for a new node.

Respond menu

Performs a selected action on a specific agent. For example, you can send an agent a pop-up message or shut down the host computer.

This menu is similar to the Respond menu in the Monitor view event grid.

Remote Updates menu

This menu lets you control the Agent's automatic update status. Remote updates are a way for the Agent to automatically accept updated Agent software from the Manager when new software becomes available.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Button-Gear(Gray)_18x15.png The gear button at the top of the grid opens commands that you can perform on multiple selections in the grid, and commands that do not require a grid selection. It includes commands for copying Agent information and for deleting Agents.

Nodes grid columns

The following table describes the columns in the Nodes grid.

Column Description
Add Node Displays a wizard to assist you with adding nodes.
Scan for New Nodes Scans syslog data sent to the LEM.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Button-Gear.png

Displays a menu of commands you can perform on the selected item.

  • Select Connectors to configure an agent connector.
  • Select Delete to delete agent licenses from a manager.
  • Select Copy to copy agent information to configure the Remote Agent Installer or for analysis in another application (such as Microsoft Excel).

Status

The Agent's current connection status:

Icon Status Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-AgentConnected.png Enabled The agent is connected to a manager.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Agent-Diconnected.png Disabled The agent is not connected to a manager.

Node IP

The node IP address.

Node Name

The computer name that hosts the node. Typically, this is the computer name or host name assigned to the node.

Agent Node

The LEM manager or agent where the node logs are stored. This column is blank for LEM agents.

USB

The current USB-Defender status of the node. A green icon File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-USB.png indicates USB-Defender is installed on the node. If no icon is present, USB Defender is not installed on the node. This column is blank for non-agent nodes.

Version

The node software version number. This column is blank for non-agent nodes.

OS

The operating system of the computer hosting the node. This column is blank for non-agent nodes.

Profile

The connector profile associated with the node (if applicable). This column is blank for non-agent nodes.

FIM

The current FIM status of the node.

Icon Status Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/FIM_enabled_icon16x16.png Operational At least 1 FIM connector is created and running for this node.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/FIM_red_icon16x16.png Non-operational At least 1 FIM connector or FIM connector profile configured for this node and driver are disabled.
No icon Not configured The node is not assigned to a FIM connector or FIM connector profile. The connector is not configured or running.

Updates Enabled

This field indicates whether the node is enabled for receiving remote updates.

Icon Status Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Enabled.png Enabled The Node is enabled for receiving remote updates.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Disabled.png Disabled The Node is disabled from receiving remote updates.

Update Status

This field indicates the current software updated status for the agent.

Icon Status Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Enabled.png Current The agent software is current.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Outdated.png Outdated The manager is running an update that is newer than the version used by this agent.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Updating.png Updating The manager is sending an update to this agent.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Queued.png Queued

The agent is waiting to be updated while other agents are updated.

The Maximum Concurrent Updates setting located in the Manage > Appliances view in the Properties pane > Settings tab determines the number agents that can be updated at the same time.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Unknown.png Unknown The manager cannot determine the agent software status.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Cancled.png Canceled The user canceled the update during the update process.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Icon-Error.png Error An error occurred during the update.

ID

The agent unique identification number.

Manager

The manager connected to the agent. An agent can only be connected to one manager.

Install Date The time and date the agents were installed and connected to the manager.
Last Connected

The time and date the agent was last connected to the manager.

Add a syslog node

Click Add Node to enable a wizard to help you add a syslog node to monitor a network device. The wizard locates the new node for you and recommends the appropriate connector.

Click the video File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Button_videoCamera_18x12.png icon to view a tutorial on adding a syslog node.

  1. Click Add Node.
  2. Select Syslog node.
  3. Enter the IP Address of the node.
  4. Select the node vendor from the list.
  5. Configure the node so LEM can receive syslog messages.

  6. Select the I have configured this node so that LEM can receive its Syslog messages check box.
  7. Click Next.

    LEM scans for new devices.

Scan for new nodes

Click Scan for New Nodes to scan your syslog data sent to the LEM to detect new nodes. Use this option if you enabled several devices to send syslogs to LEM and want to add and configure them all at once.

  1. Click Scan for New Nodes.

    If this process requires several minutes to complete, a message displays indicating that the scan is running in the background.

    A New Connector(s) Found message displays as data is found from new devices.

  1. Click View Now to add the recommended connectors for these devices.
  2. Click Next.

    Click the Summary tab to display a summary of the nodes and connectors that will be added or updated to the LEM.

  3. Click Finish.

    Events from the new nodes appear in the LEM console as they are received from the devices.

Manually add new nodes

  1. Click Manage > Nodes.
  2. Locate the nodes in the Nodes grid that are monitored by the LEM.
  3. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Button-Gear_16x13.png next to your targeted node and select Connectors.
  4. Search agent nodes by category or use the search box to locate a node by keyword.
  5. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/080/040/Button-Gear_16x13.png next to a search result and select new.
  6. Configure the new node.
  7. Click Start to start the node.

 

 
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