Version 2

    In my another post (http://thwack.solarwinds.com/docs/DOC-171082) I added a search function in Solarwinds Page header , also modified the search results page to show some direct links related to the nodes, such as Edit Node, List Resources, etc., but not the unmanage/re-manage links.  Solarwinds build-in unmanage node page is a pop-up window; you cannot access the URL directly via web console.

     

    Did some search and I found an alternative way to achieve it.  I created a customised standalone ASP .Net page for unmanage or re-mange node using Solarwinds SDK (PowerShell SwisSnapin) and MS Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. The ASP .Net page will run Solarwinds Powershell commands on Solarwinds server to re/unmanage a node.  The page takes three parameters:

     

    NodeID: N:1234

    NodeCaption:

    NodeStatus:  if it is 9, it means the node is unmanaged

     

    You can call this page from your search result page to unmanage/remange the node, the search results look like:

     

    search-result.jpg

     

    Prerequisite:

     

    On Solarwinds Master (Web) server:

    •    If not installed, Install PowerShell 2.0 or above. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/hh847837.aspx)

    •    If not installed, Install Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5/4.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=11310)

    •    If not installed, install MS IIS Web Deploy (http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/web-deploy)

    •    Install Orion SDK 1.8 (http://thwack.solarwinds.com/message/220862)

    •    Install Visual Studio - Visual Web Developer 2010 Express: (http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#DownloadFamilies_4)

     

    Steps:

     

    1.    Create an ASP.NET Web Application

     

    •    Run Visual Web Developer 2010 Express to create a New Project  C#  ASP.NET Application

    •    Add “AjaxControlToolkit” to the project (http://www.codingfusion.com/Post/3-Different-ways-to-add-AjaxControlToolkit-in-Asp)

    •    Add a reference to the PowerShell assembly called “System.Management.Automation” from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0"

    •    Create a folder called “images” to save you images used by the web-page.

    add-reference.jpg

    add-image-folder.jpg

     

    •    Add a new aspx page (Add – New Item – Web Form).  In my example it is called “swnodemanagement.aspx”.

    add-aspPage.png

    Please see the attachments for the codes (aspx & cs files).

    Some useful links to help you building the page

    •    http://devinfra-us.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/using-powershell-20-from-aspnet-part-1.html

    •    http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/18229/How-to-run-PowerShell-scripts-from-C

     

    2.    Build the Deployment Package

    Build the Project as a zip file (Project -- Build the Deployment Package)

    3.    Deploy the application (zip) to Solarwinds

    •    Run IIS manager, Create a new website (Do not deploy the application to current Solarwinds website), called “Solarwinds SDK”, using different port, say 8080

    new-website.jpg

    •    Deploy the package (zip file) from Deploy—Import Application

    4.    Update C:\inetpub\SolarWinds\Orion\NetPerfMon\Resources\NodeSearchResults.aspx

    •    Add codes below

     

    <td>

                        <a href="http://your-solarwinds-server-url:8080/SWNodeManagement/swnodemanagement.aspx?NodeID=N:<%#Eval("NodeID")%>&NodeCaption=<%#Eval("Name")%>&NodeStatus=<%#Eval("Status")%>"  target="_blank"><img alt="img006" src="/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Unmanaged.gif"  width="14" height="14">Re/Unmanage</a>

                    </td>

     

    5.    Test, the result should like:

     

    unmanage-node.jpg

    remanage-node.jpg

    Tested on Windows Server 2008 with PowerShell 2.0 and Solarwinds environment: NPM 10.6 + Solarwinds SDK1.8. Please feel free to use/ modify the codes. I am not a web developer please correct the errors in the codes if found.

     

    Thanks