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Add an individual node

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

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Use this option to add a single node that you want to start managing in your Network Configuration Manager installation. If adding a large number of nodes, consider using Network Discovery.

  1. Click Settings > Manage Nodes.
  2. Click Add Node.
  3. Type the hostname or IP Address of the node you are adding. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.
  4. Select a Polling Method:

    Use the TEST option to verify that your settings are valid before continuing.

    1. External Node reports no status for node itself but is useful for monitoring a hosted application.
    2. Status Only: ICMP reports status, response time, and packet loss only.
    3. Most Devices: SNMP and ICMP default polling method typically used for routers, switches, and Linux/Unix servers. Make sure to specify a community string if using one other than "public".
  5. Select the Additional Monitoring Options, and click Next.
  6. Select the interfaces, volumes, and interface charts to monitor for the added node, and click Next.
  7. On the Change Properties tab, under Polling, edit the default polling settings if desired.
    • Node Status Polling: The number of seconds between status checks performed on the added node.
    • Collect Statistics Every: The period of time between updates made to displayed statistics for the added node
  8. Under Custom Properties, add appropriate values if you defined custom properties for monitored nodes.
    • The Custom Properties area is empty if you did not define custom properties for monitored nodes.
    • SolarWinds NCM ignores custom properties that use words from the list of reserved words.
  9. Click OK, Add Node when you have completed the properties configuration.

The added node appears in the Config Summary.

You can also use the More Actions menu on the Managed Nodes page to "Add Nodes to NCM" that you have selected.


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