Custom properties – How do you use them? SHOW US

We are working to improve the onboarding process for NPM and SAM. As such, we are looking for real world examples of every-day practical ways our customers can use custom properties. We would like your real world examples of using custom properties to:

  • Set up alerts
  • Customize reports
  • Customize views

Please describe how you use custom properties and add a screenshot of how you are using custom properties in reports, alerts or views (a picture is worth 1000 words). As a thank you, we’ll get you 500 thwack points.

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  • There will be a class on 9/21/16 over custom properties. It will be recorded and posted in the Customer Portal for later viewing. https://thwack.solarwinds.com/events/1878

  • Custom properties for Nodes, Interfaces, Volumes which includes Alert Blackout, Priority Information, Triage Information, notes and reporting purposes.

        Nodes

            Application Environment

            Location

            Site

            Department

            Triage Information

            Blackout enabled

            Hardware Types

            Notes fields

            Views Notes

            Reporting

           

        Interfaces

            Interface specific information

                Thresholds

                Blackout

                Priority

                Triage

                Reporting

                Circuit ID's

               

        Volumes

            Volument specific informatio

                Threshold

                Blackout

                Priority

                Triage

                Reporting

    No out of box alerts used, all custom based on custom properties.  Various views/reports based on custom property values.

  • I head up fishing out of Beardmore . . .  Nice country there!

  • i think the best feature is visual mapping...we customize views for each area/district and each office. it helps us at a quick glance, to see what offices are having issues...and now that we have npm 12, we combine these graphics with netpath services.

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  • I agree, having single point of config is paramount, otherwise it will not get done, for sure. Just an assumption - how about feeding your circuit ID via NCM into text-based CS? I haven't researched this yet, but with new rules (in latest version) that will allow you to modify CS based on certain Events this might be possible to do this. Obviously in this case this is not drop-down, I understand, however - it still has very specific purpose - Circuit ID, not more not less, which helps reporting and further compliance tracking.

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