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Resource configuration examples

Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 25, 2017

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Several resources that may be selected from the Add Resources page require additional configuration. Included in this section are examples of these resources and the steps that are required for their proper configuration.

Select a network map

Network maps created with SolarWinds Network Atlas can give a quick overview of your network, right from the main Web Console view. For more information about creating maps, see Create network maps

Clicking the resource title in the title bar menu displays the resource by itself in a browser window.

The following procedure adds a network map to the Orion Web Console.

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to which you want to add the map, and then click Edit.
  3. Click + next to the view column in which you want to display the new map.
  4. Click + next to Network Maps, check Network Map, and then click Submit.
  5. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page.
  6. Click Edit in the Network Map resource title bar.
  7. If you do not want to use the default title provided,enter a new Title for the title bar of the added map.
  8. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the added map.

    Titles and subtitles may be entered as either text or HTML.

  9. Select from the list of available maps.
  10. Select the Scale at which you want to display the map.

    If you leave the Scale field blank, the map will display at full scale, based on the size of the column in which the map displays.

  11. Click Submit.

Display a list of objects on a network map

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to display the list of network map objects, and then click Edit.
  3. Click + next to the view column in which you want to display the new list of network map objects.
  4. Click + next to Network Maps, check List of Objects on Network Map, and then click Submit.
  5. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page.
  6. Click Edit in the title bar of the List of Objects on Network Map resource.
  7. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the header of the objects list.
  8. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the added objects list.

  9. Select from the list of available maps for the objects that you want to populate your list, and then click Submit.

Display a custom list of maps

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to which you want to add the custom list of network maps, and then click Edit.
  3. Click + next to the view column in which you want to display the custom list of network maps.
  4. Click + next to Network Maps.
  5. Check Custom List of Maps, and then click Submit.
  6. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page, and then click Edit in the title bar of the Custom List of Maps resource.
  7. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the header of the maps list.
  8. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the custom list of maps.

  9. Check the maps you want to include in your maps list.
  10. Click Submit.

Display an event summary - custom period of time

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to include the event summary, and then click Edit.
  3. Click + next to the view column that will display the event summary.
  4. Click + next to Events.
  5. Check Event Summary - Custom Time Period, and then click Submit.
  6. Click Preview on the Customize Your View page.
  7. Click Edit in the title bar of the Event Summary resource.
  8. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the header of the event summary.

  9. Select the time period for displaying events from Display Events for the following Time Period.
  10. Click Submit.

Specify user-defined links

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to which you want to add the user-defined links resource.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click + next to the view column to display the user-defined links resource.
  5. Click + next to Miscellaneous.
  6. Check User Defined Links.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page.
  9. Click Edit in the title bar of the User Defined Links resource.
  10. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the links list.
  11. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the links list.

  12. Enter the following information for each link you want to define:

    1. A link Name and the URL of your link.
    2. If you want your links to open in a new browser window, check Open in New Window.
  13. Click Submit.

Specify custom HTML or text

In situations where you have static information that you want to provide in the Web Console, use the Custom HTML or Text option. The Custom HTML or Text option may also be used to create quick access to your customized views. The following procedure will create a static content area within your Web Console for displaying text or HTML content.

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to include the custom HTML or text.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click + next to the column to display the custom HTML or text.
  5. Click + next to Miscellaneous, and then check Custom HTML or Text.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page.
  8. Click Edit in the title bar of the Custom HTML or Text resource.
  9. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the specified content area.
  10. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the specified content area.

  11. Enter content as either text or HTML into the Raw HTML field.
  12. Click Submit.

Specify a report

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to which you want to add the report.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click + next to the view column in which you want to display the report.
  5. Click + next to Report Writer.
  6. Check Report from SolarWinds Report Writer.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page.
  9. Click Edit in the title bar of the Report from SolarWinds Report Writer resource.
  10. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the included report.
  11. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the included report.

  12. Select a Report to include.
  13. If you want to add a filter to the included report, enter an appropriate query in the Filter Nodes field.

    Filter Nodes is an optional, advanced, Web Console feature that requires some knowledge of SQL queries. Click + next to Show Filter Examples to view a few example filters.

  14. Click Submit.

Display a custom list of reports

The Web Console allows you to populate a custom view with a custom reports list. When clicked from the list, each report opens in a new window. The following procedure details the steps required to enable a custom list of network reports.

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.
  2. Select the view to which you want to add the custom list of reports, and then click Edit.
  3. Click + next to the column to display the custom list of reports.
  4. Click + next to Report Writer.
  5. Check Custom List of Reports, and then click Submit.
  6. Click Preview on the Customize YourView page, and then click Edit in the title bar of the Report from SolarWinds Report Writer resource.
  7. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the header of the reports list.
  8. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the custom list of reports.

  9. Check the reports that you want to include in your custom list of reports.

    To allow a user to view a report included in the custom list, you must set the report access for the account. For more information, see Configure an account report folder.

  10. Click Submit.

Filter nodes

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to which you want to add the node list
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click + next to the view column in which you want to display the node list.
  5. Click + next to Node Lists.
  6. Check All Nodes - Table, and then click Submit.
  7. Click Preview on the Customize Your View page.
  8. Click Edit in the title bar of the All Nodes - Table resource.
  9. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a Title for the node list.
  10. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the node list.

  11. If you want to filter your node list by text or IP address range, provide the text or IP address range by which you want to filter your node list in the Filter Text field, as shown in the following examples:
    • Enter Home in the Filter Text field to list all nodes with Home in the node name or as a location.
    • Enter 192.168.1.* in the Filter Text field to list all nodes in the 192.168.1.0-255 IP address range.
  12. Select the property that is appropriate to the filter text provided above, as shown in the following examples:
    • If you entered Home in the Filter Text area, select Node Name or Location to list nodes with Home in the node name or as a location.
    • If you entered 192.168.1.*in the Filter Text area, select IP Address to list only nodes in the 192.168.1.0-255 IP address range.
  13. If you want to apply a SQL filter to the node list, enter an appropriate query in the Filter Nodes (SQL) field.

    • Filter Nodes (SQL) is an optional, advanced, Web Console feature that requires some knowledge of SQL queries. Click + next to Show Filter Examples to view a few example filters.
    • By default, node list resources are designed to sort nodes alphabetically by node caption. This configuration can not be overwritten using a SQL filter, so order by clauses included in SQL filters are redundant and will result in Custom SQL filter formatting errors.
  14. Click Submit.

Group nodes

  1. Create a new view or edit an existing view.

  2. Select the view to which you want to add the node list, and then click Edit.
  3. Click + next to the view column in which you want to display the node list.
  4. Click + next to Node Lists.
  5. Check an appropriate node list, and then click Submit.
  6. Click Preview on the Customize Your View page.
  7. Click Edit in the title bar of the All Nodes - Tree (AJAX) resource.
  8. If you do not want to use the default title provided, enter a new Title for the node list.
  9. If you want a subtitle, enter a new Subtitle for the node list.

  10. Select up to three criteria, in specified levels, for Grouping Nodes within your Web Console view.
  11. If you want to apply a SQL filter to the node list, enter an appropriate query in the Filter Nodes field.

  12. Click Submit.

Add a Service Level Agreement Line to charts (SolarWinds NPM)

The Orion Web Console can display a service level agreement (SLA) line on any Min/Max/Average bps chart. When you add a customer property named SLA and populate the field with your device SLA values, the Orion Web Console will display the appropriate line on your charts.

  • Interface data is only available in SolarWinds NPM. For more information, see the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Administrator Guide.
  • The SLA line may not appear immediately. It may take several minutes for the change to be detected by the Orion Platform web engine.

To add a Service Level Agreement line to Min/Max/Average bps charts:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Grouping and Access Control > Custom Property Editor.
  2. Click Add Custom Property.
  3. For Create a new custom property based on the selected object type, select Interfaces from the pull down window and click Next.
  4. Select SLA from the Property Templates on the left and click Next.
  5. Click Select Interfaces. This will open a pop up window allowing you to select the interfaces. Once selected, click Select Interface at the bottom right.
  6. Enter the SLA value (in bps) in the SLA column for each interface you want to label with SLA values. For example, enter 1544000 for a T1 interface (1.544 Mbps) or 225000 for a serial connection running at 225 Kbps.

  7. Click the Submit.
  8. Browse to the Interface Details view of one of the interfaces you edited. The SLA line displays on any chart showing Min/Max/Average bps.
 
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