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How to Set Up Multi-Column Table With Custom Device Poller

sing the Universal Device Poller isn't very difficult, but it did  take me a bit to figure out how to create a multi-column table. The  information is available in the tutorial video but I thought it might  help someone out if I posted a quick overview of the process. This post  assumes you already know how to make a table-oriented poller in the  Universal Device Poller. If so, you're almost there. The part I got hung  up was how to go from a table with one value column to a table with  multiple columns. So hopefully this might help someone get there  quicker! 🙂

The video tutorial is here:

Create a Universal Device Poller (UnDP) in the Orion Platform - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and ...

Step 1: Create a set of custom device pollers and assign them  to an (arbitrarily-named) group and then go through the process to  assign them to one or more nodes. We'll assume you've set them up to  display as a table on the "Node Details" web page.


Step 2. Once you have assigned them to a node, go to the "Node  Details" web page and select one of the Universal Device Poller tables,  there will probably be more than one, and click the EDIT button. BTW,  as an aside, later when you're finished editing the table, you can use  the "Configure Page" process to remove the remaining unneeded Universal  Device Poller tables which get automatically added. But for now, pick on  of them and hit "EDIT". Then select all of them except for the one that  you're going to be using for your row labels.


Step 3. Then at the bottom of the page, in the drop-down box, select the one that you didn't check from up above, to use for your row labels.


Step 4.  Now when you go look at the "Node Details" page you  should find a nice multi-column table containing your data. In the  example I made, I collected information about the system's process  table:


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Level 12

I have done the same but while creating alert am not able to fetch all the poller value in email can you help me in that ????

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Level 9

Thanks jwhitten

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Level 10

The link ot the video is broke... Where is the video posted these days?

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Level 17

This is great for a single node. If you want to generate a report across multiple nodes, check out the 'primer' I just posted to this discussion

Re: Combine two UDPs on a line in a report

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To avoid duplicate tabular poller resources I generally only pick display for the first custom poller then set the remaining to "no" as I create them. Then as you go to edit the first poller you still see the remaining pollers assigned to the node(s) and check to display them in the table.

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Level 17

Nice, Thanks!

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Very nice.

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