Cisco Firepower and Solarwinds


We have a Cisco NextGen 2110 firewall. Its set up on a VM and the actuall device is racked in another area. Our server guy was asking me if there is a way to add it to Solarwinds. I actually tried to add it like we do our other devices and was not able to. Our Sr engineer set it up basically. I was wondering if it may have to do with netflow or snmp being set up on it or is it something different you have to do because its on a VM. I can log into the web portal and see various graphs but I think he wants to be able to see the speed and realtime perfomance when he runs backups from his servers. Dont know if I'm explaining it good but just trying to get an idea of where to start.