Our current network has some 200 - 300 devices on it, about 80 of them are Windows machines & as such are configured that way in the nodes page, but there are also a handful of non-agent devices; PoE switches, firewalls, printers, scanners -- all spread out over 4 different physical locations. All the windows machines have the SEM agent installed obviously, however we are unsure if SEM's implementation of non-agent devices & non-agent device monitoring has the capability of monitoring even in some type of rudimentary fashion the non-agent devices. Beyond that, we are hoping that in it's current version, our installation of SEM version 2022.2 is NOT limited to such an extent that SEM would be unable to detect if say a printer went offline for any reason, ditto with a switch or something of that nature.
Has anyone set anything like this up before within SEM, and if so, would you mind sharing a screenshot or even partial instructions on how to go about it please?
What we're looking to do is have an alert generated & an email sent should a device for any reason or some reason end up getting disconnected from our network. Is this a possibility with SEM?
I have a hunch that this is technically doable, through a combination of user-defined groups (like a group named Printers - with say, 20 printer names & ip addresses populating rows within the values of the group) and possibly or perhaps potentially incident alerts with rules or something of that sort?