SolarWinds NPM provides the Custom Property Editor that lets you choose from a provided collection of many commonly used properties, or you can build your own custom properties. After defining your custom property , the Import wizard populates your new property from either a text- or comma-delimited file. For more information, see Import custom property data.
Alternatively, if you only have a few individual changes or additions, you may choose to make those changes using the Edit view. For more information, see Edit custom properties.
The following procedure uses the Custom Property Editor to create a custom location property that is applied to monitored nodes. This property will be used to create an alert to discover network device failures.
Click Add Custom Property.
Select Add Predefined Properties, check State, and then click OK.
Select the type of nodes to which you want to apply the State property using either of the following methods:
Check all nodes to which you want to apply the State property, and then click Edit Properties on the Node Management toolbar.
Check State, type the appropriate state name for the node or group of nodes you selected, and then click Submit.