- 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
Take an F5 pool member out of rotation in NPM
When you need to perform maintenance on one of the pool members providing a service, take the server out of rotation so that you can perform maintenance without impacting end users.
Taking server out of rotation means you put the pool member in maintenance mode.
F5 devices support Disabled and Forced Offline modes. SolarWinds NPM uses the Disabled maintenance mode.
Taking a pool member out of rotation requires that you have enabled F5 iControl on the device.
When you put a pool in maintenance mode, there are still users connected to the server. Disabling the server only disables brand new connections.
The maintenance mode only changes how the LTM handles incoming requests.
- New users are not sent to the server while the servers is in maintenance mode.
- In the Disabled mode, new connections with existing sessions are not affected. Users who open a new TCP session but were previously using the server, will continue to be sent to this server.
- Existing connections are not affected. Users with an open TCP session with the server will continue to use it.
SolarWinds recommends that you wait until the existing connections end or time out not to impact the connected users.
Take a pool member out of rotation
- Click My Dashboards > Network > Load Balancing, and locate the parent pool of the pool member.
- Click the parent pool, and click Display Details Page.
- On the Pool Details view, find the Pool Members resource, and click Change Rotation Presence.
- Click the green check mark icon next to the pool member to remove it from rotation, and click Submit.
Add a reason for taking the pool member out of rotation in the Note field. An info icon will appear next to the pool member, and your note will be displayed as a tooltip when you hover over the info icon.
The pool is removed from rotation now. To prevent user impact, watch the connection count for the pool member. It should decline over time as existing users finish their sessions and no new users are added. After the connection count has become low, you can begin maintenance.