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Monitor hardware health

This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:


Get immediate insight into hardware issues on your network. Monitoring hardware health on Cisco, Dell, F5, HP, and Juniper devices informs you which of these devices are in Up, Warning, Critical, or Unknown states.

  1. When adding a device into the SolarWinds Orion database for monitoring, enable polling hardware health statistics.
  2. Hardware health statistics are polled through SNMP, from a MIB tree on your devices. For Cisco devices, make sure that the correct MIB is selected.
  3. Make sure the correct sensors are enabled for the nodes.

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