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Enable hardware health monitoring

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


When you add nodes using Network Sonar Discovery, the hardware health sensors are enabled for devices that support hardware health monitoring automatically.

When adding individual nodes with the Add Node wizard, you can enable or disable hardware health monitoring in the wizard.

If the hardware health poller was not discovered correctly on an SNMP node, list monitored resources for the node and ensure that the Hardware Health Sensors box is selected. To re-discover the hardware health poller for multiple nodes, contact support.

Enable hardware health monitoring when adding nodes with the Add Node wizard

When selecting resources for monitoring a node in the Add Node wizard, select the Hardware Health Sensors box to enable hardware health monitoring.

Enable hardware health monitoring on a monitored node

  1. Click My Dashboards > Home in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
  2. In the All Nodes resource, click the node you want to monitor.
  3. In the Management resource on the Summary tab of the Node Details view, click List Resources.
  4. Make sure the Hardware Health Sensors box is selected, and click Submit.

Hardware health statistics for enabled hardware sensors are collected for the node.