2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2016 2:40 PM by John Handberg

    Auto Network Imports (NPM 12 Feature)


      Has anyone used this feature yet ?  Seems very promising, something I spend a lot of time on is the ignoring/importing various things found in the Network discoveries.   I was curious how this new engine works. Is it similar to a firewall in which it starts at the top of a list and works its way down until it finds a match or is it doing multiple "ands"  ?



      As an example, if I choose the setting as seen in the snippet.  Will I auto import the following ?


      - All interfaces up ?

      - All interfaces up and starting with gi0/0

      - All interfaces up starting with gi0/0 or gi0/1

        • Re: Auto Network Imports (NPM 12 Feature)

          We are trying to do this with Fixed Disks.


          The problem is not being able to see results in an easy way. As you have to go through each node one by one - lots of work for big companies.


          Oh how I pray that one day SolarWinds manages disk discovery automatically. Please God, please, I beg you heavenly Father Mother Supreme IT God in the Sky.



          • Re: Auto Network Imports (NPM 12 Feature)
            John Handberg

            Depending on what you want to import, you may want to look at what the "Define monitoring settings" has to offer.  In there you can tell it to import only trunks, or add filters of various sorts, the same as you would for a manual import.  It isn't completely perfect, but it does work.  The advanced filtering options allow you to drill in further, like my example here where an interface description or alias has the word open in it and I don't want to import that since I know for us it is generally an access port with a phone hanging off of it but no server or PC.