Documentation forNetwork Performance Monitor
Monitoring network performance is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Network Performance Monitor (NPM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and NPM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Assign Universal Device Pollers to devices monitored in NPM

NPM provides both a selection of predefined pollers and the Universal Device Poller (UnDP) utility for defining your own pollers to monitor specific aspects of your network devices.

UnDPs are SNMP-based. You can only assign them to nodes polled through SNMP.

If you do not see a poller that meets your monitoring needs, use the Universal Device Poller to create a poller. See Monitor custom statistics based on OIDs with Universal Device Pollers in the NPM.

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > Manage Nodes.
  3. Select the node, interface, or volume you want to assign Universal Device Pollers to.

    The list only includes nodes polled through SNMP. If you cannot see a node, check the polling method, and change it to SNMP.
    See Add a single node for information about adding nodes, interfaces, or volumes for monitoring.

  4. Click Assign Pollers in the Node Management toolbar.
  5. Expand the poller group, and select pollers to assign.
  6. Click Submit, and click OK to confirm the assignment.

NPM polls data specified by the poller on the node, interface, or volume.