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UCS device monitoring requirements

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


Requirement Details
SAM 6.8 or VMAN 8.4, or later If running earlier product versions, upgrade to extend monitoring capabilities for UCS devices.
Polling method

Use ICMP or SNMP for UCS devices.

SolarWinds recommends using the "Most Devices: SNMP and ICMP" polling option to gather data from UCS controllers, chassis, blades, and rack servers.

For fabric interconnects, the polling method must be SNMP. All SNMP versions are supported.

Cisco UCS Manager credentials

The credentials used to access the UCS Manager web portal and monitor B-series or C-series blade servers.

UCS uses Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). The related account requires a role with sufficient Read access to monitor UCS devices. See UCS Management Programming Guides for details (© 2022 Cisco DevNet, available at, obtained on May 17, 2022.)

UCS listening port

The port on which the UCS Manager listens to devices, as configured in the UCS Manager web portal. Default values are 80 for HTTP and 443 for HTTPS.

API access The SolarWinds Platform main polling engine or Additional Polling Engine (APE) — whichever type polls the node — must have access to the UCS API.
Fabric interconnects

Verify that fiber interconnects have external IP addresses. If the external gateway, external IP address, or external mask are set to, update the IP address.

  1. Log into the Cisco UCS Manager web portal
  2. Provide external IP addresses for the external gateway, external IP address, or external mask.