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.

Edit interface properties in NPM

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > Manage Nodes.
  3. Locate the parent node of the interface you want to manage, and expand the parent node.
  4. Select the interface, and click Edit Properties.
  5. Make your changes:

    Edit the interface name

    Adjust the interface name.

    • In interface names, aliases, or descriptions, use only the following recommended characters:

      a-z A-Z 0-9 space , . - _ ( ) /

    • Do not use \ | : * ?, or angle brackets (< or >). Angle brackets and any strings contained within angle brackets are removed during polling, as bracketed text may be incorrectly parsed as web markup tags.
    • If you change an interface name, alerts created before the name change will still display the old name. Alerts created after the name change will display the new interface name.

    To display the interface as unplugged rather than down, select Display Interface as Unplugged.

    Designate bandwidth for the interface

    Default transmit and receive bandwidths are 1000 Mb/s. If a device does not report its bandwidth, or the interface bandwidth is constrained by other network devices, specify a custom bandwidth that reflects the performance of the interface.

    Select Custom Bandwidth, and provide values for Transmit and Receive Bandwidth, in Mb/s.

    Change polling interval

    Edit how often NPM polls the interface status and performance data.

    Interface Status Polling is the interval in seconds between the status checks on the selected interface. By default, interface status is checked every 120 seconds.

    Collect Statistics is the interval in minutes on which performance statistics for the interface are determined. By default, it is every 9 minutes.

    Custom properties and dependencies

    Provide values for custom properties for the interface, and edit dependencies. See Creating Custom Properties and Network object dependencies.

    Customize alerting thresholds for the interface

    You can customize thresholds whose reaching triggers alerts for individual interfaces. You can change alerting thresholds for the following metrics on the interface:

    • Received /Transmit Interface Errors and Discards
    • Receive/Transmit Interface Utilization

    To customize a threshold, select Override Orion General Thresholds next to the metric, and provide values for Warning and Critical Thresholds.

    Starting with NPM 2022.4 or Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.4, you can specify sustained thresholds to specify how long the condition must be true for the threshold to be exceeded. See Customize thresholds for single objects in the SolarWinds Platform.

  6. Click Submit.

The interface properties in change according to your updates.