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Manage unique devices on the network

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Nov 09, 2016

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If you have devices on your network that SolarWinds does not recognize for polling, you can either edit an existing poller to suit your device needs, or create a poller specifically tailored to your device.

SolarWinds Orion polls values based on OIDs from the SolarWinds MIB database. There can be OIDs you might want to poll, which are not polled by SolarWinds Orion by default. If these OIDs are in the SolarWinds MIB database, you can create either an UnDP, or use Device Studio to poll for that value, and add support for vendors and technologies that are not natively supported by SolarWinds Orion.

Orion Platform products poll devices based on OIDs according to the device vendor's MIB. These OIDs must be included in the SolarWinds MIB database. When you create custom pollers, you select OIDs from the SolarWinds MIB database.
To poll an OID which is not in the SolarWinds MIB database, define it manually. See Define object identifiers (OIDs) that do not exist in the SolarWinds MIB database.

With Device Studio pollers you can:

  • Poll devices that do not support any of the OIDs polled for by SolarWinds pollers.
  • Poll devices that return incorrect data when polled by SolarWinds pollers.
  • Override polled values to display custom static values.
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