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How to make Orion poll a node with a Dynamic IP

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Updated February 7th, 2017


It is possible to poll Nodes which use dynamic IP addresses.


  • NPM 11.5.x
  • NPM 12.x


  1. Access a nodes properties via "Edit Node"update nodesdata set dynamicip = 1
  2. Check "Dynamic IP Address" and fill in the proper hostname.


You can also do this via the database manager

  1. Start > All Programs > Solarwinds Orion > Advanced Features > Database Manager > Add Default Server>
  2. Expand the NPM Database (default )SolarWindsOrion >
  3. Select Nodesdata table > Right Click > Query Table >
  4. Run this query
  5. update nodesdata set dynamicip = 1 where nodecaption = 'computername'


Note: Polled via External node is not supported 



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