9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2011 8:24 PM by ptrivino RSS

Searching for a host or device in NCM

shread

Has anyone ever noticed how you cannot search for a device or hostname in NCM? I did about 18 months ago logged a fault and was told it would be address. Still not though.

Does anyone else have this issue?

 
  • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
    ElevenB2003

    You need to have a valid network discovery data in place before you can search for devices using NCM.  That is when it builds the database for connected devices.  When I search for a device on a subnet that I don't scan I get this error:

    "Before you can view port mappings for this device, you must first use Network Discovery to properly add the device to the Orion database."

     

    Basically, if you manually added the device into Orion, you'll need to have it added via Network Discovery.

    • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
      shread

      I am not sure how you are even searching for a device. there is no option I can see to even just search for a device by name in NCM, either via the thick aplication or the web browser interface.

      • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
        mavturner

        The "Find Connected Port" feature of NCM is available if you install the NPM-NCM Integration. When this is installed, you should see a resource with a search field (see below image).

        If you are interesting in advanced device tracking, I recommend reading this blog post that explains the various solutions we have for these use cases.

        Finding where devices are connected in your network

        • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
          shread

          Perhaps my original message was unclear. About to open yet another call with Solarwinds on this issue. Basically in NCM there is a list of devices sorted into groups but there is NO apparent way to just search for a particular devcei based on name or IP address.

          I am not interested in finding what is connected to what as part of this post. Sorry but I am getting a little frustrated by Solarwinds.

          • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
            fcaron

            Hi Shread,

            We have a new Search function in NCM 6.1, in the NPM integration module, which is different from the "Search Connected Port".

            This new control can also search keywords within configs.

            In the next release that we are working on, this control will also be available form the standalone web interface.

            • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
              nrms

              Perhaps I'm missing something... Is the original poster referring to the web interface, or the software interface? His screenshot seems to be from the software version; the advice is all geared to the web version.

              However, in the software version there are various "Find..." options under the "Edit" menu which may be the answer that is being looked for. (This is in the latest version of NCM.)

              • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
                Donald_Francis

                I too would like to see an easy to find and generally useful search area.  I constantly spend tons of time digging for configs. 

                I agree that we should be able to EASILY search for a node and anything inside a config.

                • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
                  fcaron

                  My response was with the new Search in the 6.1 Web Integration module. It searches not only nodes but also keywords in config.

                  If the Win32 app is a must have requirement, are you experiencing issue with the 3 Edit/Find features? (Find Mac, Find Ip and Find Hostname)

                  Note that the Win32 Find Address / Hostname does not really search for the hostname in the NCM database, but rather tries to find connected devices (it is similar to teh Web function "Find Connected...").

                  The basic Search for node feature that you are looking for is available only in 6.1 in the Integration Web interface, see snapshot pointed above.

            • Re: Searching for a host or device in NCM
              ptrivino

              Hi Shread,

              We have a new Search function in NCM 6.1, in the NPM integration module, which is different from the "Search Connected Port".

              This new control can also search keywords within configs.

              In the next release that we are working on, this control will also be available form the standalone web interface.

              This functionality does NOT work.  I am using Orion Core 2011.1.1, with NCM 6.1, and neither the small "Search NCM" on the Configs Summary page, nor the full "Search NCM" page.  On the full search I enter my text string in the 'Search for:' box, select 'Configs from all nodes' and - NADA.  Does not find 'string' nor '*string*' nor any other combo.  Go to the full app on the server, finds it in an instant.