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This article explains how the Hardware field in the Node Details page is populated in NPM.
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The Hardware field is populated from the SWIS field called Nodes.EntityType.
This value depends on if the node is recognized as a virtual machine. It either has an entry in the VIM_VirtualMachines table, meaning it is monitored by VIM, or one of its network cards MAC address starts with one of the following VMware vendor prefixes:
The following are possible values for the Hardware field:
Physical nodes are normally set to Orion.Nodes in the Nodes.EntityType field in the Nodes table .
The DB columns in the dbo.Nodes table are populated when:
For any issues displaying the wrong information in the Hardware field, check the VIM_VirtualMachines Table, the MAC Address and check for duplicate nodes.