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Monitor hardware health

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


With hardware health monitoring, you can get immediate insight into hardware issues on your network. Hardware health informs you that your devices are in Up, Warning, Critical, or Unknown states.

Supported devices: Aruba, Cisco, Dell, F5, HP, Juniper devices, and Arista 7500E chassis.

When adding a device into the SolarWinds Platform database for monitoring, polling for hardware health statistics is enabled by default.

Hardware health statistics are polled through SNMP, from a MIB tree on your devices.


If hardware health polling does not work as expected, make sure the following requirements are met:

Click here to learn about hardware health monitoring requirements in SolarWinds SAM, which involves downloading third-party agent software for supported devices.

Monitored Hardware Sensors

Sensor Up Warning Critical Unknown
Fan status
Power Supply status

SolarWinds Platform Web Console widgets

To learn about widgets (formerly called "resources") shared by several SolarWinds Platform products, see SolarWinds Platform online help. For example, the following Hardware Health widgets are available in NPM, SAM, and VMAN, and are documented in SolarWinds Platform online help.