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Edit a node properties

Created by Magdalena.Markova, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Sep 14, 2017

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Updated: September 13, 2017

This topic applies to all Orion Platform products.

Only edit node properties in a single browser tab to prevent database errors and data losses.

You need Node Management Rights.

Available properties depend on the Orion Platform products you have installed.

  1. Click Settings > Manage Nodes.
  2. Locate the node for which you want to edit properties.
  3. Select the node, and click Edit Properties.

Edit the node name, web address, and which view opens when you double-click the node

  1. To rename the node, type the new name in the Name field.

    Changing the node name only affects the way the node is identified on charts and graphs in the Orion Web Console. It does not impact the node as it is referenced on the network.

  2. To change the view which displays details about this node, select the View Type from the list.
  3. To change the template for the address used in the Node Details resource that allows you to navigate to the node from the resource, scroll down to Web Browse Template, and change the default value.
  4. Click Submit.

You have updated the node properties.

Edit polling settings

  1. To change the polling IP address, type the new IP address, or click Select IP Address and select the new IP address.

    Changing the IP address affects data collection. Change the IP address only if it changed on your network to continue collecting the statistics without reconfiguring the node.

  2. To dynamically assign the IP address of the selected node, select Dynamic IP Address (DHCP or BOOTP), provide the DNS Hostname, and select the IP Address Resolution format.

    If the device is dual-stack, IPv4 resolution will be used by default.

  3. Change the polling method for a node.
  4. If you are using SNMP to poll the selected node, you can:

    Changing the community string or SNMP port affects data collection. Do not change the IP address, community string, or SNMP port unless they have changed on your network.

    Changing the SNMP port applies to statistics polls, Universal Device Pollers (UnDPs), and SNMP trap collection.

    1. Edit the SNMP Version and SNMP Port.
    2. If you have high-speed interfaces, and you are experiencing frequent counter rollovers, confirm that the monitored device supports 64-bit counters, and select Allow 64-bit Counters.

      Some vendor implementations of 64-bit counters produce faulty data. If you notice erratic or incorrect data, clear the box to disable 64‑bit counters.

    3. Edit the Community Strings (for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c) or Credentials, Privacy and Authentication settings (for SNMPv3).
    4. Click Test to test your provided SNMP settings.
  5. To change the existing polling intervals, provide new intervals in the Node Status Polling, Collect Statistics and Poll for Topology Data fields.
  6. If there are multiple polling engines in your environment and you want to change the polling engine that polls the node, click Change Polling Engine.
  7. Click Submit.

You have updated the polling settings for the node.

Edit dependencies or custom properties

  1. To add, edit, or delete an existing dependency that includes the node, click Manage Dependencies and adjust the dependencies.
  2. Provide values for custom properties on the node. If you cannot see the required custom property, click Manage Custom Properties to create or manage custom properties.
  3. Click Submit.

You have edited dependencies or custom properties.

Add what additional data you want to poll on the node or device

Some Orion Platform products provide additional monitoring for specific devices. Select relevant options, enter required information, and click Submit.

  • If the node is a UCS Manager and you want to poll for UCS data, select Poll for UCS, provide the Port on which the UCS manager listens and credentials.

    Click Test to verify that the credentials are valid for the selected UCS Manager.

  • If you have SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) installed and the node has UDT ports attached, you can poll Layer 3 data. Select Poll Layer 3 Data from Device, and enter the Layer 3 Polling Interval.

    Select Disable VRF Context Polling, if required.

  • If SolarWinds SAM is installed, you can monitor Active Directory users that log in to your network. Select Active Directory Domain Controller, and provide the following information.
    1. Select the credential to be used, or select <New Credential>, and define the credential.

      Administrator credentials are needed only for installing agents.

    2. Click Test to validate.
    3. Enter the Domain Controller Polling Interval to be used. The default is 30 minutes.
  • To poll for VMware, select Poll for VMware, provide the vCenter or ESX Server credentials, and click Test. See Monitor virtual infrastructure for more details.
  • If the node is an F5 device and you want to monitor load balancers, select Poll for i5 Control, and provide the credentials.e
  • If the node is a Cisco ASA firewall, select the Advanced Cisco ASA Monitoring box, and provide required details.

You have set up your Orion Platform product to poll additional data on the device.

Customize alerting thresholds

Be informed when polled values for a metric on the node reach unwanted values by specifying custom thresholds for the node.

  1. Scroll down, select Override Orion General Thresholds for the metric, and adjust the default values.
  2. Click Submit.

You have updated alerting thresholds for the device.

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