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Support Win-RM for node details polling in NPM

Support Win-RM for node details polling in NPM

Please add an option to use Win-RM for node polling on relevent devices. Using this in lieu of WMI+DCOM is the new standard and requires far fewer ports to be opened on firewalls. (Thanks for adding this to SAM for application monitoring!) 

https://thwack.solarwinds.com/t5/Server-Application-Monitor-SAM/WS-Manangement-WinRM-Support-for-App...

For further clarity for interested parties, Win-RM still utilizes WMI for querying CIM data on the endpoint. The legacy approach with WMI uses DCOM to communicate, and requires a combination of ports: 135 (RPC endpoint mapper), 445 (SMB), and 1024 - 65536 (dynamic, aka ephemeral RPC ports). WMI queries that use Win-RM simply rely on WS-MAN, which is an HTTP-based protocol over port 5985 or 5986. With regard to the queries, Microsoft has moved away from WMI commands (Get-WmiObject) in favor of CIM commands (Get-CimObject), which are now more feature-rich than the older set.

For some environments, this may eventually make it easier to poll both Windows and Linux nodes with a single type of credential and protocol.

4 Comments
Level 13

Our Windows team has asked for this as well.  Win-RM is preferred over straight WMI.

Level 9

This would be nice to have due to our Agency requesting this over WMI.

Gimme Gimme

This would be epic!

Level 20

WMI was never a great protocol to begin with.  It sounds like it still needs WMI anyhow though?