- Release Notes
- Install or upgrade
- NPM Installation and Upgrade Guide
- SolarWinds Orion Installer
- Migration Guide
- NPM Legacy Installation Guide
- Legacy NPM installation preflight checklist
- Requirements for installing a legacy version of NPM
- Prepare the Orion database for a installing a legacy version of NPM
- Install a licensed legacy version of NPM
- Integrate a legacy version of NPM with an existing Orion Platform product
- Install a legacy version of NPM with SolarWinds High Availability
- Install an evaluation copy of a legacy version of NPM
- Steps to take after a legacy verion of NPM is installed
- NPM Legacy Upgrade Guide
- Get Started
- NPM Getting Started Guide
- Get started with NPM
- What should I monitor with NPM?
- Discover your network with NPM
- Add discovered devices to NPM
- Plan to scale NPM monitoring
- Navigate SolarWinds NPM
- Identify and troubleshoot a node that has a problem with NPM
- Identify and troubleshoot an interface that has a problem with NPM
- How alerts work in NPM
- Work with preconfigured alerts in NPM
- How reports work in NPM
- Customize views, alerts, and reports in NPM
- Why use custom properties in NPM?
- Create a custom property for nodes in NPM
- Create a custom group in NPM
- Create a custom summary view and add widgets in NPM
- Add the custom summary view to My Dashboards in NPM
- Edit the custom summary view in NPM
- Customize the Custom Table widget in NPM
- Create a Network Atlas map for the custom group
- Add the Network Atlas map into the Orion Web Console
- Create a NOC view for the custom view
- Create a custom report showing availability of devices in the last 30 days
- Create a custom alert notifying the team that critical nodes are not up
- Beyond getting started with NPM
- NPM Administrator Guide
- Welcome to the NPM Administrator Guide
- Manage interfaces in the Orion Web Console
- Monitor capacity usage trends on the network and forecast capacity issues
- Discover your network paths
- Monitor Cisco ACI devices
- Monitor Cisco ASA firewalls
- Monitor Cisco Nexus devices
- Monitor Cisco SwitchStacks
- Monitor Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS)
- Network Insight for F5® BIG-IP® load balancers
- Monitor wireless networks
- Migrate data from the Wireless Networks Module
- View wireless data in the
- Monitor Meraki infrastructure
- Create wireless heat maps
- Display wireless heat maps in the
- Monitor EnergyWise devices
- Set SolarWinds NPM thresholds
- Create custom monitors
- Management Information Base (MIB)
- Monitor custom statistics with Universal Device Pollers
- Define a custom statistic to monitor
- Select nodes or interfaces to poll a custom statistic
- Transform poller results
- Create pollers by duplicating and adjusting pollers
- Import UnDP pollers
- Export UnDP pollers
- Temporarily suspend collecting statistics for pollers
- Define UnDP Warning and Critical thresholds
- View Universal Device Poller statistics
- View UnDP status on maps
- Assign Universal Device Pollers (UnDPs) to monitored devices
- Cannot find OIDs? Update the SolarWinds MIB Database
- Manage unique devices on the network with Device Studio
- Device Studio technologies
- Create pollers in Device Studio
- Test Device Studio pollers
- Monitor devices using thwack community pollers
- Why is Orion unable to connect to thwack?
- Assign Device Studio pollers to monitored devices
- Scan monitored objects to verify the match of OIDs
- Integrate an Orion Platform product with ServiceNow
- Troubleshoot network issues with PerfStack
- NPM third party software list
Create pollers in Device Studio for NPM
This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:
ACM — APM — NAM — NOM — NPM
To poll unique devices or technologies not supported by default, create a custom poller.
Reduce the number of Unknown nodes by creating a custom poller.
- Click Settings > All Settings, and in the Node & Group management grouping, click Manage Pollers.
- Click Create New Poller.
- Select a polling technology, type the Poller Package Name, select a test node, and click Next.
When you are creating the poller, the test node is polled to provide a preview of the results returned by the poller.
- On the Specify Data Source tab, select a metric you want to define, and click Define Data Source.
- On the Pick Object Identifier screen, type the OID, or search the MIB database.
For information about manually defining OIDs, see Define object identifiers (OIDs) that do not exist in the SolarWinds MIB database for NPM.
- If necessary, click Add Calculated Value to transform the multiple returned values into a single value, or select a different OID.
Transforming multiple values to a single value is useful if, for example, the device returns CPU usage as a table of four values (with one value for each CPU core), but you want to use a single value for CPU usage. In this case, you can use the Average function to convert the table of values into a single value.
For more information, see What is a formula in NPM?
- In the Create a Calculated Value screen, select a function, select an input from the lists, and click Test. You can also define a constant value, for example, if you are creating a CPU and memory poller, and the device you want to poll only supports CPU values.
Continuing with the previous example, to create an average value out of the four reported values, select the Average function and specify the input values.
For more information, see Formulas used for transforming Device Studio poller results in NPM.
- After testing whether the value is as expected, click Yes, the Data Source Is Reasonable.
- To automatically test the poller on newly added nodes, select Automatically poll nodes during network discovery, and click Next. The test determines whether the Device Studio poller can be assigned to the newly added node.
- On the Summary tab, review the poller package settings, and click Submit.
The poller is now available in the list of pollers, and you can assign it to nodes.