Documentation forEngineer's Toolset

View node data and modify node properties

The Node Details window contains a live view of data from the node, including the following information:

  • Object specific information, enter, sub-enter, and node ID.
  • IP address .
  • SNMPv2 only.
  • Community string.
  • Node, System, and Reverse DNS name.
  • Vendor
  • SysObject ID.
  • Node and machine enter.
  • Description
  • Location and contact information, if set on the device.
  • Last boot time-date stamp.
  • IOS information, if applicable.
  • Status information (up, warning, down).
  • Polling information, including interval, next expected, and fast polling interval.
  • Statistics collection and rediscovery interval.
  • 64-bit counter state.
  • Response time information, including current, average, maximum, minimum.
  • Packet loss.
  • CPU utilization.
  • RAM, total, used, and percent used
  • Buffer information

The following information can be updated:

  • Name
  • IP address
  • Dynamic IP address designation
  • SNMP community string
  • 64-bit counter allowance
  • Node status polling
  • Node statistics collection

View and modify node properties

  1. Select the node in the tree, and then click Nodes > Node Details.
  2. Review the information in the Details window.
  3. Modify any of the properties, and then click Apply Changes.
  • Changing the name of a node only affects the way the node is identified on charts and graphs within Toolset Network Performance Monitor. It does not impact the device on the network.
  • Changes made in this window affect only the node being viewed.
  • While Toolset Network Performance Monitor fully supports the use of 64-bit counters, the implementation of these high capacity counters by some hardware vendors exhibit erratic behavior. If you notice peculiar results when using these counters, disable the use of 64-bit counters for the device and contact the hardware manufacturer.
  • Change the IP address or community string only if they change on your network.

Unmanage a device

If you need to perform maintenance on a device, you can set a maintenance window in which Toolset Network Performance Monitor stops polling the device, does not create events about the device, and does not trigger alerts. All interface and volume statistics cease to be collected. When the time specified is reached, Toolset Network Performance Monitor begins normal polling of the device again.

  1. Select the node in the tree, and then click Nodes > Node Details.
  2. Click UnManage.
  3. Specify the time stamp in the following format: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM|PM.
  4. Click OK.

Toolset Network Performance Monitor immediately stops managing the node.

Unmanaging is not granular. You cannot specify an interface or a volume. The entire node must be unmanaged.