How do I customize SolarWinds NPM?

Welcome to the Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Getting Started Guide Part 2: Customize.

Complete the following tasks to try out basic customization options in an example scenario. The tasks show how to create a customized summary view with information relevant for the New York IT Department, how to customize an alert and how to create a report for the New York IT Department.

Before you begin, make sure you have NPM installed, and you have discovered your network.

Specify device owners for your nodes.

Before you begin, learn more about custom properties. What are custom properties and why use them?

Group nodes relevant for New York IT Department.

Create the customized New York IT Department view with specific widgets.

Add the new view to the My Dashboards menu to easily access the view.

Set the view to be the default view open when users log in to the Orion Web Console.

Edit the new view.

Add widgets, move interface-related information to a subview, and limit the view to show only the nodes in your New York IT Department group.

Customize the Custom Table widget to display the node status, device owner, and the email address of the emergency contact.
Create a Network Atlas map for the New York IT Department.
Add the map to your customized view in the Orion Web Console.
Optimize the view for large screens or mobile devices.
Create a custom report for the New York team that shows the availability of devices they were responsible for during the last 30 days.

Create a custom alert to notify the New York team when critical nodes are not up.

After you finish this guide, see Beyond Getting Started with NPM for information about other NPM functionality.

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