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Orion website administration

Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 23, 2017

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If you are logged in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator, clicking Settings displays the Orion website administration page, presenting a variety of tools to control the appearance and delivery of information to Orion Web Console users. The following options are available on the Orion Website Administration page.

Before you can start monitoring your network you must designate the network objects you want your SolarWinds installation to monitor. The Getting Started grouping provides direct links to the following discovery-related views so you can quickly and easily start monitoring your network:

  • Discovery Central provides a centralized overview of the types and number of network objects you are monitoring with your SolarWinds installation. For more information, see Network Discovery.
  • Clicking Network Sonar Discovery opens the Network Sonar Discovery Wizard. Network Discovery enables you to quickly discover devices across your entire network for monitoring.
  • Clicking Add a Node opens the Add Node Wizard directly. For more information about adding nodes individually, see Add devices for monitoring in the Web Console

Node & Group management

The Node & Group Management grouping of the Orion Website Administration page gives you access to the following Web Console views for managing nodes and groups:

  • Clicking Manage Nodes displays the Node Management page, where an Orion Web Console administrator can immediately add, view, and manage all network objects currently managed or monitored by your SolarWinds installation. For more information, see Manage devices in the Web Console
  • Clicking VMware Settings opens the VMware Settings view, where you can view both a list of currently monitored VMware ESX Servers and a library of the VMware credentials SolarWinds UDT uses to monitor your ESX Servers. For more information, see Virtualization in the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Administrator Guide.
  • Clicking Manage Dependencies opens the Manage Dependencies view. Dependencies allow you to formalize dependent relationships between monitored objects based on network topology or priority to eliminate the potential for duplicated or redundant polling and alerting.
  • Clicking Manage Groups opens the Manage Groups view. To a greater degree than previously available with custom properties, groups enable you to logically organize your monitored network objects. For more information, see Manage groups.

Accounts

The Accounts grouping of the Orion Website Administration page gives a Web Console administrator access to the following Web Console configuration pages:

  • The Manage Accounts link provides Web Console administrators access to set and change account passwords, set user rights and access, and configure the Web Console experience for all users.
  • Clicking Account List opens the Orion Website Accounts view, providing an immediate overview of Web Console user account settings. You may use this view to make changes to multiple accounts simultaneously and immediately by clicking to check or clear options. Clicking an Account user name opens the Account Manager for the selected account.

Customize

The Customize grouping of the Orion Website Administration page offers options to customize the navigation and appearance of your Orion Web Console on the following pages:

  • The Customize Menu Bars page allows an Orion Web Console administrator to configure the menu bars seen by individual users. For more information, see Customize the Web Console menu bars
  • The Color Scheme page gives a Web Console administrator the ability to select a default color scheme for resource title bars. The color scheme selection takes effect immediately throughout the Web Console. For more information, see Change the Web Console color scheme
  • The External Websites page enables an Orion Web Console administrator to designate any external website as an Orion Web Console view, appearing in the Views toolbar. For more information, see Create and edit external website views.

Manage Alerts

The Manage Alerts grouping provides a link to the Manage Advanced Alerts view, where you can edit, enable, disable, and delete advanced alerts directly from the Web Console. For more information about manage advanced alerts in the Web Console, see Use Orion Platform advanced alerts.

Product Updates

The Product Updates grouping provides links to Web Console views offering up-to-date information about using and upgrading SolarWinds UDT.

  • The Available Product Updates view allows you to configure regular checks for SolarWinds UDT updates that can include version upgrades and service packs.
  • The SolarWinds product Team Blog offers regular posts from members of the SolarWinds product team to help you take full advantage of features provided by SolarWinds UDT and its modules.

Views

The Views grouping of the Orion Website Administration page gives an Orion Web Console administrator access to the following view configuration pages:

  • The Manage Views page enables a Web Console administrator to add, edit, copy, or remove individual Web Console views. For more information about managing Orion Web Console views, see Customize views
  • Clicking Add New View opens the Add New View page, where you can define new Web Console views.
  • The Views by Device Type page gives an Orion Web Console administrator the ability to designate default views for network devices. For more information, see Views by device type.

Settings

The Settings grouping of the Orion Website Administration page gives an Orion Web Console administrator access to the following settings configuration pages:

If you currently have any Orion Platform products installed, links to module settings pages display in the Settings grouping. For more information about configuring Orion Platform product settings, see the Administrator Guide for your Orion Platform product.

  • Web Console Settings allow an Orion Web Console administrator to customize the function and appearance of both the Orion Web Console and the charts that are displayed as resources in Orion Web Console views. For more information about configuring Orion Web Console and Chart Settings, see Orion Web Console and chart settings
  • Polling Settings define the configuration of polling intervals, timeouts, statistics calculations, and database retention settings for your SolarWinds UDT polling engine.
  • The Orion Thresholds page opens the General Thresholds page, where SolarWinds UDT threshold settings are configured. For more information, see General Thresholds

Details

The Details grouping of the Orion Website Administration page provides links to the following pages containing information about your SolarWinds installation:

Database Details

This is an information-only page that displays details about the SQL Server database currently used by your SolarWinds installation. In addition to current version information and configuration settings for both your Server and your database server, this page displays the total number of monitored objects in the Orion Platform database.

Polling Engines

Orion supports the implementation of multiple distributed polling engines. Each engine can monitor and collect data from different parts of your network. This page shows the status and selected configuration information for each currently operational polling engine.

Orion Platform Details

This is an information-only page that displays details about your installation of the common components and resources that all SolarWinds products share, including information about your Server, monitored object counts, and the version numbers of the executables and DLLs required by any and all installed SolarWinds products.

License Details

This is an information-only page that displays details about all SolarWinds products that you currently have installed. about both your Orion license and your monitored network. This page also shows the version numbers of the SolarWinds UDT products you are running and the versions of associated DLLs. For more information about managing your license, see Maintain licenses with License Manager.

 
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