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Edit node properties

This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products.

Only edit node properties in a single browser tab to prevent database errors and data losses.

You must have Node Management Rights to edit properties.

Available properties depend on the SolarWinds Platform products you have installed. See your product-specific documentation for information about the product-relevant settings.

  1. Click Settings > Manage Nodes.

  2. Locate and select the node, and click Edit Properties.

  3. Make changes on the Edit node view, and submit your changes.

Edit the node name, web address, and the default node view

  • To rename the node, enter a name in the Name field on the Edit node view.

    Changing the node name only affects the way the node is identified on charts and graphs in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console. It does not impact the node as it is referenced on the network.

  • To change the default view for the node, select the View Type from the list.

  • To change the navigation to the node from the resource, replace the default Web Browse Template with http://{{HrefIPAddress}}.

  • Click Submit.

You have updated the node properties.

Edit polling settings

  1. To change the polling IP address, enter the IP address, or click Select IP Address and select the IP address.

    Changing the IP address affects data collection. Change the IP address only if it changed on your network to continue collecting the statistics without reconfiguring the node.

  2. To dynamically assign the IP address of the selected node, select Dynamic IP Address (DHCP or BOOTP), provide the DNS Hostname, and select the IP Address Resolution format.

    If the device is dual-stack, IPv4 resolution is used by default.

  3. Change the polling method for a node.

  4. If you are using SNMP to poll the selected node, you can:

    1. Edit the SNMP Version and SNMP Port.
    2. Allow 64-bit counters. When experiencing frequent counter rollovers for high-speed interfaces, confirm that the monitored device supports 64-bit counters, and select Allow 64-bit Counters.

      Some vendor implementations of 64-bit counters produce faulty data. If you notice inconsistent or incorrect data, clear the box to disable 64‑bit counters.

    3. Edit the Community Strings (for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c) or Credentials, Privacy and Authentication settings (for SNMPv3).
    4. Changing the community string or SNMP port affects data collection. Do not change the IP address, community string, or SNMP port unless they have changed on your network.

      Changing the SNMP port applies to statistics polls, Universal Device Pollers (UnDPs), and SNMP trap collection.

    5. Click Test to test your provided SNMP settings.
  5. To change the existing polling intervals, provide new intervals in the Node Status Polling, Collect Statistics, and Poll for Topology Data fields.

  6. If there are multiple polling engines in your environment and you want to change the polling engine that polls the node, click Change Polling Engine.

  7. Click Submit.

You have updated the polling settings for the node.

Edit dependencies or custom properties

To add, edit, or delete an existing dependency that includes the node:

  1. Click Manage Dependencies and adjust the dependencies.
  2. Provide values for custom properties on the node. If you cannot see the required custom property, click Manage Custom Properties to create or manage custom properties.
  3. Click Submit.

You have edited dependencies or custom properties.

Add data to poll on the node

Some SolarWinds Platform products provide additional monitoring for specific devices. To poll additional data for a node, select relevant options, enter required information, and click Submit.

  • If the node is a UCS device that you'll poll for UCS data, select the UCS Manager Credentials check box and fill out the fields that appear, including the Port on which the UCS Manager listens and credentials for the UCS Manager web portal. See Set up monitoring for UCS devices for details.

    Click Test to verify that the UCS Manager credentials are valid.

  • If you have SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) installed and the node has UDT ports attached, you can poll Layer 3 data. Select Poll Layer 3 Data from Device, and enter the Layer 3 Polling Interval.

    Select Disable VRF Context Polling, if required.

  • If SolarWinds SAM is installed, you can monitor Active Directory users that log in to your network. Select Active Directory Domain Controller, and provide the following information.

    1. Select the credential to be used, or select <New Credential>, and define the credential.

      You only need administrator credentials for installing agents.

    2. Click Test to validate the credentials.

    3. Enter the Domain Controller Polling Interval. The default is 30 minutes.

  • To poll for VMware, select Poll for VMware, provide the vCenter or ESX Server credentials, and click Test. See Monitor virtual infrastructure for more details.

You have set up your SolarWinds Platform product to poll additional data on the device.

Customize alert thresholds

Specify custom thresholds for the node to receive alerts when polled values exceed a threshold for the metric.

  1. Scroll down, select Override Orion General Thresholds for the metric, and adjust the default values.
  2. Click Submit.

You have updated alerting thresholds for the device.