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Create a custom location property in the SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


The Custom Property Editor allows you to choose from a collection of many commonly used properties, or to build your own custom properties. Once your custom property is defined, the Import Wizard allows you to populate your new property from either a text- or comma-delimited file. For more information, see Importing Custom Property Data.

Alternatively, if you only have a few individual changes or additions, you may choose to make those changes using the Edit view. For more information, see Editing Custom Properties.

The following procedure shows how to create a custom location property that is applied to monitored nodes.

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  3. Click Manage Custom Properties in the Node & Group Management grouping.
  4. Click Add Custom Property.
  5. Select Nodes, and then click Next.
  6. Enter NodeLocation as the Property Name, provide an appropriate Description.
  7. If you want this to be a mandatory property required for all nodes, click on Required.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Select Nodes.
  10. Select all the nodes to which you want to assign the same value for NodeLocation, and click Add.
  11. When all nodes that can be given the same value are selected, click Select nodes.
  12. Enter the NodeLocation for this selection of nodes, and click Submit.

    The NodeLocation custom property is now defined for all selected nodes.

  13. To add values to other nodes, select NodeLocation, and click View/Edit Values. Enter the values in the NodeLocation column, and click Save Changes when completed.