I'm wondering how to dictate what "MachineType" Orion sees a node as. I have created some "ping test points" and would like to have the MachineType show up as that. If I change the field in SQL, Orion overwirtes it. Where does it grab that from. The object was created as "ping only", not SNMP in NPM, so I can't see it overwriting it with an SNMP value. Anyone run into this?
I had a similar question; "How Can I Assign I Vendor or Machine Type to the HSRP IP Address that is just being Polled?"
Answer Provided by SolarWinds Trainer; Ed Barbieri
Within this SolarWinds Success Centre Information you will see that this can be done by editing the NodesData via the SolarWinds Database Manger.
So, here we are...nearly 5 years after the first posted issue with manually editing the Unknown machine type...and it's still not available. If the IA guys would just authorize Nagios we wouldn't have to keep throwing money away on expensive Solarwinds licenses to ping devices...
Nice timely response to the user community Solarwinds! Keep up the good mediocre work!
Unfortunately we still don't have an out of the box way to do this. However, by using Custom Properties, you might be able to solve some of the problems posed by this. Simply add a custom property to a node, for example: CustomVendor, then populate that value for your nodes. You can then use this property to group by and show up in most situations (to see in the map tooltip you'll need to add a macro to show the property).
I definitely agree it's not an ideal work around, but perhaps it will meet your needs.
I would also like to see this feature. Right now all my "Ping only" devices have an Unknown machine type. It would be great to be able to manually select what they are, as well as create custom machine types.
So basically, my ping test points 'machinetype' show up as unknown. I believe if I edit that property, it will get overwritten on re-discovery. I am wondering if there - is/can be added - a way to edit these to remove the "unknown" types
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