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Orion variables are not working after upgrading to NPM 11.5

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Created by Daniel Repasi, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

After upgrading from an earlier version of NPM to version 11.5 or later, the previously used Orion system variables are shown incorrectly, and are not returning the expected values.

 

For example, an Alert action message that uses the variable ${NodeName} to return the name of the node in question shows the variable definition instead of the actual node name after the upgrade.

 

Environment

NPM 11.5 and later

Cause

The database table structure was changed in version 11.5 affecting some older variables and table references.

 

Resolution

 

New articles can be checked when creating and editing an alert in the Web Console using the Insert Variable button. 

  1. In the Orion Web Console, go to Home > Alerts > Manage Alerts > Add/Edit alert.
  2. Under Trigger Condition, select what you want to be alerted on, such as Node / Interface / HardwareSensor. This will define the variables.
  3. Under Trigger Actions, click Insert Variable.
  4. Select the following options:
    • Show variables for: Node (Interface / HardwareSensor)
    • Group by: Variable category
  5. Select the requested variable. The variable definition will be displayed at the bottom.

 

The following table contains some example variables:

 

Prior NPM 11.5

NPM 11.5 entity:Node

NPM 11.5 entity:Hardware Sensor

${NodeName}

${N=SwisEntity;M=DisplayName}

${N=SwisEntity;M=HardwareInfo.Node.DisplayName}

${Node.IP_Address}

${N=SwisEntity;M=IP_Address}

${N=SwisEntity;M=HardwareInfo.Node.IP_Address}

${Node.DNS}

${N=SwisEntity;M=DNS}

${N=SwisEntity;M=HardwareInfo.Node.DNS}

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