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Find connected port for a host: SolarWinds NPM integration

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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A SolarWinds NCM integration with SolarWinds NPM allows you to search for currently connected ports on wired or wireless end hosts.

This feature requires that you manage both nodes and interfaces involved in the connection.

The information returned is based on the data available in the Orion database as of the last scheduled discovery of network nodes. It is specified at the top of the table in which search results are presented in this form: As of last discovery [MM/DD/YYYY] [HH:MM:SS] [AM/PM].

You can search for connected ports by these node properties:

  • IP Address
  • DNS Hostname
  • MAC Address
  • Port Description

Search for connected ports

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Config Summary.
  2. Under Find Connected Port for End Host, select the Search By filter, and enter a value in the Find field.
  3. Click Edit in the resource header to adjust the columns of data to include in your search results.
  4. Click Find.

Results are presented as rows in a table, one for each connection within the reach of hop of the context node, with the following default columns:

Column

Description

For Wired Devices

Node

Vendor and model of context node

IP Address

Of the context node

MAC Address

Of the context node

Connected Via Interface

On the context node

To This Interface

On a connection point

On This Node

Vendor and model of device supporting the connection point

IP Address

Of a connection point

MAC Address

Of a connection point

For Wireless Devices

Mapped Host Name

Vendor and model of context node

Mapped MAC Address

Of context node

Mapped Device Type

Of context node

Source Interface

Of the wireless access point

Controller Source IP Address

Of the wireless access point

Controller Description

Of the wireless access point

Controller Host Name Source SSID

Of the wireless access point

Source Channel

Of the wireless access point

Source Interface Alias

Of the wireless access point

Source Radio Type

Of the wireless access point

Source Host Name

Of the wireless access point

Source Device Type

Of the wireless access point

Source IP Address

Of the wireless access point

 

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