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Multiple interface graphs per page

One nice feature I'd like to see is the ability to view all the interface graphs of a particular node on one page, creating an overview of that node's interface traffic.  I know that this can be done with Custom HTML, but when you have multiple routers with +300 interfaces on it, no one has the time to add each one of these custom HTML resources to a single (or multiple) pages.

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You should be able to do this in 9.0.

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You should be able to do this in 9.0.

Is this possible in 9.0 and/or 9.1?  We're running 9.1 sp4.

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Yes, with the UnDP

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Can someone illustrate how exactly to do this?  I would like to create a single Min/Max/Avg percent utilization graph of my ISP links.  And perhaps one that can add up the total capacity of those links and chart one line combining the 5 links together.  (IE each is an OC-12 so recv/xmit would be 622 X 5) This would give me a nice total overview of how my ISP links are working in a single graph.

Thanks.

BB

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Any furhter info on how to do this? I keep reading that its possible but no one has a good description of how to.

This is an example of what I am looking for from Cacti.

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Not a good way to do this unless you want to spend many many hours creating  a bunch of pages using the Custom HTML Resource and manually entering in each graph link.  Alternatively, those with some .NET skillz might have a good way of doing it through some sort of programmy loopy thingy (technical term).

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Can someone from SolarWinds explain why this basic feature has not been integrated yet?

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I am quite sure that the response, understandably, is going to be that they have a laundry list of feature requests and this is just low priority compared to core functionality like UnDP operability/usability, more web integration, and performance enhancements.  To us, what may seem simple to implement, is often quite the opposite.  One thing I've learned being in charge of a small programming group at my company is that "nothing is simple".

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I am quite sure that the response, understandably, is going to be that they have a laundry list of feature requests and this is just low priority compared to core functionality like UnDP operability/usability, more web integration, and performance enhancements.  To us, what may seem simple to implement, is often quite the opposite.  One thing I've learned being in charge of a small programming group at my company is that "nothing is simple".

bleearg13 said it.  Very few things are really simple, not if you look in the code.  For instance, in Orion, you have Node Details and Interface Details pages.  Those are built specifically to look at individual objects.  To show multiple interfaces on a page, you'd have to use a summary page.  You'd have to design and build an interface for selecting those graphs, and that will end up with lots of scenarios that have to be accounted for.  It gets complicated really fast.  Now, it's not actually hard; we like to say such things are straightforward, but time-consuming.  So then as blearg13 said, it's just a matter of when we choose to spend that time.  So far, we have prioritized other things that have made a bigger impact.  I can tell you that I genuinely feel bad that we haven't delivered this feature yet.  But on the other hand, I can't think of what I would take back in order to have delivered it sooner, because that's the choice.

So, it's coming, but not as soon as you (or I) would like.

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Can we Do it now , in Ver 10?. I really need this feature.

It is amazing that in a monitoring software of networks, you have low priority for Interface Traffics Charts. Prioritize things again.

AK

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I agree.  This "feature" has been a standard in open-source network monitoring applications for over 10 years.   Unfortunately the DoD frowns on open-source and I have been tasked to replace it with Orion.  The lack of this "feature" among others in a high end product like Orion was unimaginable.  I expected that the charts to be much more configurable.  I find it disappointing. 

Just in case you missed it ...... the code for this "feature" and several others that we may find useful is OPEN-SOURCE.

That being said ... Orion incorporates many other features that are not available from said open-source products.  Overall I find Orion NPM 10 to be an outstanding product that, for the most part is well thought out, intuitive and easy to setup.  Thanks

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Point taken, new posters. I'll route this to the PM for review.

M

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Any news on this capability ?  (Lists of interfacegraphs)

Also a very varm me to on the feature request of BryanBecker, for a sum of multiple interface graph solution..

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Any new info regarding this thread?  The custom pages aren't great because you have to go find the device to actually drill down into the graphs 😞

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We added the ability to stack interfaces and UnDP's into 10.1, see here for more info

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Did this feature make it into 9.0?


I tried the old way of copying the html into a custom html but it doesn't seem to work in 9.0.


 


Thanks,


-Ryan

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The ablility to copy the HTML into a Custom HTML resource was broken in 9.0, but fixed in 9.1. 

There's one minor issue, which we are addressing in the first SP for 9.1 though.

When you copy the html out, you have something like:

<img src="charts.aspx?Whole bunch of parameters">

You need to change that to:

<img src=/Orion/Netperfmon/Charts.aspx?Whole bunch of parameters">.  

Without adding the "/Orion/Netpermon/" part, it won't work.  The SP will be adding this so it's easier for users to copy out...

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I understand the basic concept of being able to copy the URL for a particular chart, but is there a way for NPM (v9.1 SP4) to have a link to a custom page that shows the Min/Max/Avg bps for particular interfaces of interest?  I want to be able to create a page that shows all these individual charts in one page, perhaps with the ability to put a custom name on it so non-tech management could understand what they're looking at.

Thanks,

Swack

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Can you clarify what kind of assistance you're looking for? Are you having trouble establishing a link to your custom page? Or is it the development of the custom page you're having trouble with?

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I've created a custom page showing the Min/Max/Avg bps (receive/transmit) of each interface of one of our VMWARE ESX servers.  However, we're using 4 interfaces on each server connected to a Cisco switch without port channeling.  Rather than a chart for each interface, I'd rather have a chart showing the overall bandwidth Min/Max/Avg (receive/transmit) for each ESX server.  I have found "VM Network Traffic" chart fairly informative, but it lacks granularity (shows data once per hour, and no max/min bars).

Any ideas?  I've thought about possibly a UnDP custom poller that polls each interface, then combines them somehow.  If I can't specifically get this info from the ESX servers, I suppose I could try getting it from the connected Cisco switches.  Either way, I'd like to plot a "port-channel-like" graph without having to reconfigure the server-to-switch connection to be a port-channel.

Thanks in advance for your ideas!

Swack

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