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.

CLI polling in the SolarWinds Platform

In SolarWinds Platform products, CLI (command line interface) polling is a polling method that provides additional data for monitoring your ASA and Nexus devices.

CLI polling requirements

CLI-polled details for ASA devices

Enable CLI polling to receive additional ASA-specific details, and to display accurate information for your Cisco ASA devices.

For example, when polling Site-to-Site VPN tunnels, CLI polling helps filter data polled through SNMP, and display only relevant results. Without CLI polling, you might see failed access attempts from outside as failed tunnels.

Information polled by CLI

  • Security level and standby IP address for interfaces
  • Number of failed connections per minute on the ASA
  • High availability details:
    • Configuration sync state
    • Connection sync state
    • Standby state
    • High availability mode
    • Last failover date and time
    • System HA type and system HA role
    • Peer interfaces
  • Firewall mode, serial number, and contexts on the ASA device
  • All configured Site-to-Site tunnels on the ASA, including inactive tunnels
  • For Site-to-Site tunnels, local IP address, local host name, remote IP address, and remote host name

CLI-polled details for Nexus devices

Enable CLI polling to receive additional details about virtual port channels (vPC), and to display the list of vPCs for your Nexus devices.

Information polled by CLI

  • vPCs on the device and their status
  • peer vPCs (Switch Virtual Interfaces are supported from NPM 2020.2.6)
  • keep-alive links
  • related interfaces