- 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 a NetPath probe in NPM
NetPath™ services are monitored by probes. Orion automatically installs a probe on each polling engine, and you can install a probe on any Windows computer. No other software is required on the path.
A probe is the source you are testing from. It is always the start of the path. Think of a probe as a representative of a user. SolarWinds recommends deploying probes where you have users, for example at each of your office locations.
The probe must be a Windows computer.
Create a probe
You can create a probe when you create a service, or while assigning an additional probe after you create the service:
- Click My Dashboards > Network > NetPath Services.
- Click next to an entry in the NetPath Services list.
- Click Create New Probe.
- Enter the required information on the Create New Probe window.
Enter the credentials that can be used to log in to the computer and install the software.
- Click Create.
- Select the probe from the list.
- Click Assign.
Assign additional probes
Click next to an entry in the NetPath™ Services list to assign another probe to the service.
If you are creating a probe on an existing Orion Agent, you must enter the primary polling IP address used by Orion for that device.
Check the probe status
If you have other issues with probe deployment, you can check the probe status.
Probes are listed in the Manage Agents section of Agent Management. The NetPath™ probe relies on the Agent infrastructure built into Orion and used for things like QoE and SAM Agents. NetPath™ is an additional plugin in this agent framework.
- Click Settings > All Settings.
- Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Agents.
- Locate the probe in the Agent/Node list by its host name, and select it.
- Verify the Agent Status is Running, and that the Connection Status is Connected.
- Click More Actions > View installed agent plugins.
- Verify the NetPath™ Agent Plugin is installed.
You can also click Edit Settings to change the configuration of the probe, or Delete to remove it.