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How to do various customizations with your Solarwinds

I have compiled this page of folks that I have recently discussed customizations with and have led me to others.  wluther started a list on a couple of his posts and I thought I would expand upon it just a bit.  Then I asked rschroeder‌ about a few things and he lead me to more.  Again a list was developing.  I have not had time to ask cnorborg‌ about more regex stuff but I am sure he has some excellent ideas and some teaching points to share.  As I find more helpful posts for my use, I will reference them here.  Please follow&bookmark&KUDOS this page, if this would be a helpful resource for you.


I would like to thank all of you here for your contributions.





If you like what these what Thwack Stars have created please like their post/content.  Additions and modification are always welcome because things do change.  Except for the Monitoring 101 reference there is no order of importance.

If you are here you must have just visited:  Welcome to Solarwinds...........

Feel free to try some of these custom scripts/reports.  If you do try, in order to help the community if you could be RATE the customization based on difficulty of implementation and documentation.  wluther​ is putting some touches on a community based rating system and will have it posted here.


Here is a post from a recent newcomer I wanted to share with you. 

SolarWinds/Orion/Thwack Thoughts, Questions, and Hurdles


Maintenance and Health Checks

Orion MVP Maintenance Procedures

Basic Solarwinds Orion Troubleshooting guide - GoldTipu

My Orion Website & Server is very slow / CPU & Memory Spike /Polling gaps what should i chec...  - GoldTipu


Server and Application (SAM) Must have link.

Server Application Monitor Master Application Directory


For interested in getting Solarwinds Certified, there is a link from cal.smith

SolarWinds Certified Professional Launch


For those that are interested in High Availability, I am working on this page here for your single source of information.

High Availability - What's Up?

High Availability Group 

For Advanced Users: The Adventurous


Needing some NetFlow

SolarWinds Flow Tools Bundle Quick Reference Guide

The Flow Tool Bundle is Here!


From wluther and his content is HERE

Adding Custom Tabs To The Top Level Nav Bar

Custom User Links, Modified User Links Resource

SWQL Custom Views Manager

Custom Query Resources, Increased Default Workspace

Custom SQL Dynamic Graphing Resource

Custom SWQL VM Manager



From osborne_graham​ and his content is HERE

Dark Theme In a Day

Grays Sock (Solarwinds Orion Colourising Kit)


From Gob‌ and his content is HERE


Utility for ping host by URL

Event summary. Filtered. NPM10.6

How long each Node or Interface was down. NPM_v.10.6

Causes of Cisco Reboot

A lot of reports for BGP/LDP/CryptoTun neighbors state/flaps


From hcy01uk and his content is HERE

Integrate Google Charts with Solarwinds reports/view, A Pie chart example

Alert Prioritising Dashboard (SWQL) for Problematic Nodes (Servers)

List Resources Custom resource for NPM summary page

Alert Prioritising Dashboard (SWQL) with Alert Time and Acknowledge Status

Current Report - List All Non- UP Status Applications with alert time and acknowledge status


From alexslv and his content is HERE

How To Use SAM to Monitor VMWare For Old/Rogue Snapshots

Know Your Routing Neighbours

Automatically Update World Map Points Based On Custom Property Value

The Magic Of SQL Scripts: Do What Counts, Don't Count What You Do


From rschroeder‌ and his content is HERE

How to create a simple custom view of multiple interfaces' bandwidth utilization

How to trim, remove, or truncate domain names discovered and displayed in NPM 11.5.2 and NCM 7.4


From jp‌ and his content is HERE

Cisco speed/duplex counters (For SQL report)


From cnorborg‌ and his content is HERE

Search Job Output

All IP Addresses on a node - potential replacement resource


Steel Belted Radius Server for Windows APM Monitor Template


REGEX - Regex Tester and Debugger Online - Javascript, PCRE, PHP


From CourtesyIT

Everything DISA STIGs for your Network

How to create an UnDP for your devices using Solarwinds Orion.pdf

How to Use the Compliance Feature in Solarwinds.pdf



Custom Poller - Palo Alto Firewalls HA Status

How to integrate Solarwinds Offline Help Files


From sean.martinez‌ and his content HERE

Setup SSL and Enable Smart Card (CAC/PKI) User Authentication for Orion Web Console


From goodzhere and his content is HERE

Cisco Password and SNMPv3 Credentials Update Template for NCM

Cisco 3800/3900 IOS Upgrade NCM Template

Cisco UCS Disk Drive Status

ASA IOS Transfer using SCP

NetApp Filer NFS Volume Create NCM Template


From adatole‌ and his content is HERE

Packing Light: Thin Provisioning with GNS3 and NPM

GNS3 sample network

GNS3 to SolarWinds NPM Integration Guide


From pparsaie‌ via the following thread:

how to pull unmanaged  nodes report in solar winds


From m-milligan​ and his content is HERE.

Group status bullseye style charts


From piharrison and his content is HERE:

SolarWinds High Availability - HA - In a WAN Environment!!!


From nickzourdos​ and his content is HERE:

How to trigger compliance reports with alerts

Long Time" for your Events Summary page


From mesverrum​ and his content is HERE:

Someone please set me straight


Node Downtime with Duration and Minimum Length Fi...

Node Summary Report with Interfaces, Volumes, App...


From tomiannelli and his content is HERE:

PerfStack Custom Colors


NetPath Services Quick References:

NetPath™ - Video

NetPath requirements

NetPath: PercentPortClosed 100% is over the critical threshold 25%


Regular Expression Short-Cuts

Regular Expression Pattern Matching

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Regular Expressions in NCM But Were Afraid to Ask


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Just noticed that "HERE" links are broken in the new forum platform.

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Level 11

Very Nice. Thanks a lot CourtesyIT​!!!

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Level 8

Very helpful indeed. Great Job!!!

Just finding this, so I'll gladly provide a monthly bump for such a great resource.

CourtesyIT​ - The amount of time and effort that went into compiling this is nothing short of amazing!  Thank you for pointing it out and sharing on my blog as well! 

Added the Dark Theme solution here towards the top.   Thanks

Thank you everyone.  I am glad this page is useful. 

Level 10

Definitely bookmarking this. I am looking to overhaul the user experience this winter for Solarwinds. Try to do our best to customize everything in our dashboard for our environment. This will come in real handy.

I'm still lovin' your work aggregating these resources under one page.  Thank you for keeping an eye on what's useful and new and different and stimulating, and for making it available here!

I just happened across this again.  And again, I'm blown away by the amazing things Thwack & Solarwinds staff have put together for others to access, use, and improve their businesses.

For free.

I'm speechless from here out. (And those who occasionally endure my written verbosity will attest that I must TRULY be amazed!)

Level 16

Thanks Eric, this is great!

Level 12

How in the world am I just now finding this?

Added "Interesting Threads Section"

If you have a thread that is producing good discussion please let me know and I will include it above. 

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Holy cow!!! This is so awesome. Definitely bookmarked and followed.

Added SCP requested information.

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Added Hardware information above.

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Level 17

Incredible list. And... I'm humbled. Just humbled.

Wishing everyone a Happy, Merry, Joyous, Festive time, whether it's a holiday or not, warm or cold, light or dark, the ending, beginning, or just the middle of a year. Continue to be the awesome people you all are, and share the message of #MonitoringGlory with the world.

Leon Adato | Head Geek
"Measure what is measurable,
and make measurable what is not so." - Gallileo

Edits above.  Happy Holidays to all my fellow/fella Thwackers. 

Level 10

This post should be in the Solarwinds Hall of Fame!  It's like a Solarwinds Bible.

Thank you to all of the content providers of this information.



Part II - Again there are so many great contributions and help everyday it is hard to name everyone.  It takes a village to be a rock star at the job........


From goodzhere‌ and his content is HERE

Cisco Password and SNMPv3 Credentials Update Template for NCM

Cisco 3800/3900 IOS Upgrade NCM Template

Cisco UCS Disk Drive Status

ASA IOS Transfer using SCP

NetApp Filer NFS Volume Create NCM Template