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Create a custom property for nodes in NPM

Custom properties are user-defined fields, such as country, building, asset tag, or serial number, that you can associate with monitored network objects.

This example shows how to create the Device_Owner custom property and assign it to multiple nodes. You can use this example to create an application owner, business service owner, or server type owner.

For examples of how other SolarWinds users implement custom properties, see this THWACK post.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings, and in the Node & Group Management grouping, click Manage Custom Properties.

  2. Click Add.

  3. Select an entity type, and provide the required information.

  4. Select Create a drop-down list..., add values for the property, and click Save and assign values.

  5. On Assign values, select nodes and click Edit value(s).

    To define values for individual entities, you can also click into the property name column and specify the value.

  6. If you selected multiple entities, select the property box, select the value, and click Save Changes. The selected value is saved for selected entities.

  7. Click Cancel or click Manage custom properties in breadcrumbs to return to the Manage custom properties view.

  8. Repeat steps 2 through 6 to create the Email_Address custom property.

  9. The selected nodes now have a responsible person (Device_Owner) and an email address assigned to them. The custom properties can be used for creating alerts and reports.

You can see all custom properties assigned to a node in the Custom Properties for Nodes widget on the Node Details view.