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Manage alerts and reports for UCS devices in the SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


SolarWinds provides predefined alerts and reports for UCS devices that you can configure and customize in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

UCS device alerts

The following preconfigured alert is automatically enabled for all monitored UCS devices with hardware sensors:

  • Chassis sensor is in warning or critical state

To view all currently monitored sensors, click Settings > All Settings, and then click Manage Hardware Sensors in the Node & Group Management grouping. In SAM and NPM, you can also enable, disable, or adjust hardware health sensors.

You can configure alerts for UCS devices using any Hardware Health BMC or Hardware Sensor trigger condition, as well as the following UCS-specific trigger conditions:

  • UCS Blades
  • UCS Chassis
  • UCS Fabrics
  • UCS Fans On Chassis
  • UCS Fans On Fabrics
  • UCS PSUs On Chassis
  • UCS PSUs On Fabrics

UCS device reports

The SolarWinds Platform includes the following out-of-the-box reports for UCS devices that you can use to view trends, establish baselines, or identify potential issues.

  • Current – Hardware Health BMC Sensors
  • Current – Hardware Health BMC Sensors with Problems

The Original Status column in both reports displays values that come directly from UCS sensors, as they appear in the UCS Manager web portal. Orion statuses are represented by colored icons on reports.