After adding a node to the Orion Platform database as an ICMP only node, you may need to promote the node to SNMP to start collecting additional statistics. the Node Management utility of the Orion Web Console can easily promote your node to SNMP without any loss of historical data.
Locate the device to promote using either of the following methods:
In the SNMP area, select the SNMP Version for the promoted node.
Orion Platform SNMPv2c by default. If the promoted device supports or requires the enhanced security features of SNMPv3, select SNMPv3.
If you have installed multiple polling engines, select the Polling Engine you want to use to collect statistics from the added node.
This option may not be available if you are only using one polling engine to collect information from your network.
If the added node supports 64 bit counters and you want to use them, check Allow 64 bit counters.
Orion Platform fully supports the use of 64-bit counters; however, these high capacity counters can exhibit erratic behavior depending how they are used. If you notice peculiar results when using these counters, use the Edit Properties view to disable the use of 64-bit counters on the device in question, and then contact the hardware manufacturer.
If you want to use SNMPv2c to monitor the promoted node, provide valid community strings for the added node.
The Read/Write Community String is optional, but Orion Platform does require the public Community String, at minimum, for node monitoring.
SNMPv3 Privacy/Encryption Method and Password/Key
Read/Write SNMPv3 Credentials are optional, but the public Community String is required, at a minimum, for node monitoring.
If you want to change the default polling settings for your promoted node, edit the Node Status Polling or Collect Statistics Every values in the Polling area, as appropriate.
The Node Status Polling value refers to the period of time, in seconds, between the node status checks Orion Platform performs on the promoted node. The Collect Statistics Every value refers to the period of time between updates Orion Platform makes to displayed statistics for the promoted node.