0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2017 10:03 AM by jhallmark

    Changing Node Properties in Solarwinds with Powershell


      I just thought i would post my code for this situation i ran into. We have around 800+ Citrix VMs in solarwinds set statically(no, i dont know why. before my time). The subnet for the CItrix servers were changed over the weekend. So Monday morning all 800+ VMs are red, not available in solarwinds. Someone had been tasked with clicking the "Dynamic IP" check box on them all. What a nightmare. So, I wrote this script for them. We also found that for some reason the DNS property of a lot of the servers was not set, which is required if you check that Dynamic IP box.A helpful site for finding properties that you can pull or modify are here:SolarWinds Information Service v3.0 Schema Documentation 

      Here is what i did:


      #Allow access to Solarwinds PowerShell cmdlets

      Add-PSSnapin SwisSnapin


      #Put your Solarwinds server name here.

      $SWserver = "<solarwinds server here>"


      #Make a connection to the solarwinds server

      $swis = Connect-Swis -host $SWserver -Trusted


      #grab all the VMs from a text file - this can be done a few ways to get the list of servers. for my purposes this was the fastest

      $nodes = get-content "C:\temp\CtxIPFix.txt"


      #Loop through the list of servers

      foreach($node in $nodes)


           #Check to see if the Dynamic IP checkbox is unchecked

          $broke = Get-SwisData $swis "SELECT DynamicIP FROM Orion.Nodes WHERE DisplayName LIKE '$node'"


           #If it is unchecked - do the things

          if ($broke -like "False")


             #tell me what its doing

              $fqdn = "$node.domain.com"

              Write-Host "Fixing $fqdn"


              #Create a properties Variable with the changes i want to make. Set the DNS to the FQDN of the server and check the box for Dynamic IP

              $CustomProps= @{





              #Grab the NodeID - virtually all commands in solarwinds use the node id for everything

              $nodeid = Get-SwisData $swis "SELECT NodeID FROM Orion.Nodes WHERE DisplayName LIKE '$node'"


              #create a variable with the connection string for the node

              $uri = "swis://netmon.fairwaymc.com/Orion/Orion.Nodes/NodeID=$($nodeId)"


              #apply the changes to the node

              Set-SwisObject $swis -Uri $uri -Properties $customProps


              #reset my $broke variable

              $broke = ""




          # If the checkbox IS checked, skip that node and tell me you did so.

          Write-Host "Skipping $node"

          $broke = ""