Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Set up monitoring for UCS devices

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


To gain an overview of all information provided by UCS, add the parent UCS controller to the SolarWinds Platform database. Afterward, you can add connected UCS devices, such as fiber interconnects, chassis, rack servers, and blade servers, to create a UCS cluster.

Review UCS monitoring requirements before adding nodes.

To add a node to monitor a parent UCS controller in the SolarWinds Platform:

  1. Log into the SolarWinds Platform Web Console as an administrator.

  2. Click Settings > Manage Nodes, and then click Add Node.

  3. On the Add Node page, provide the IP Address, or provide the host name and select Dynamic IP Address.

  4. Select an ICMP polling method and provide credentials.

    To gather maximum UCS data, select Most Devices: SNMP and ICMP as the Polling Method.

  5. Select the UCS Manager Credentials check box.

  6. Provide UCS credentials information, including the port on which the UCS Manager listens:

    • Port
    • Use HTTPS
    • User Name

      If you have trouble with the User Name, try prepending it with "ucs-".

    • UCS Password
  7. Click Test to verify credentials, and then click Next.

  8. On the Choose Resources page, select the resources and statistics you want to monitor, and then click Next.

  9. Advance to the Add Pollers and Change Properties pages to add relevant pollers and adjust node properties.

  10. Review your information, and click OK, Add Node.

After adding a node for the parent UCS controller, navigate to its Node Details page and click the Hardware icon in the left menu to access the Hardware subview. Double-click child UCS devices in the Overview widget and begin managing them as nodes to monitor a UCS cluster in the SolarWinds Platform. See Add nodes for devices connected to UCS controllers to the SolarWinds Platform for details.