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Track status for a group of ports

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Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 20, 2017

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Scenario: track port usage for all of my Cisco devices.

Create an Orion Platform group containing the relevant ports, and then select that group in UDT resources.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Orion Web Console.
  2. Go Settings > Manage Groups > Add New Group.
  3. Enter a name for the group (for example, Cisco Ports) in the Name field, and then expand Advanced.
    • If you want the group to roll up the worst status of the group members, select Show Worst Status.
    • If you want the group to roll up the best status of the group members, select Show Best Status.
    • If you want the group to display a warning status if the group members have a mixture of different statuses, select Mixed Status shows warning.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Add dynamic query.
    1. Type a name for the query in the Dynamic query object name field.
    2. Select Port in the Orion Object is list.
    3. Click Add Condition and build the following condition with the three drop-down lists: Port Operational Status is 1.

      This condition limits the group membership to operational ports.

    4. Click Add Condition again and build the following condition with the three drop-down lists: Port Vendor is Cisco.

      This condition limits the group membership to ports on Cisco devices.

    5. Click Preview to verify that the dynamic query is selecting your intended objects.
    6. Click Save.
  6. Click Create Group.

    This group is now available for you to use in a UDT port resource.

  7. Click Customize Page on the UDT Summary view.
  8. Click the plus (+) above the column in which you want the new port status resource to appear.
  9. Select Total Ports Currently Used under UDT Port Charts, and then click Done.
  10. Click Edit in the new Total Ports Currently Used resource.
  11. Give the resource an appropriate title (for example, Cisco Ports Usage).
  12. Under Groups select the name of the group you created (for example, Cisco Ports).
  13. Click Submit.

The chart now shows you the percentage of usage for all grouped ports on your Cisco devices.

 
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