We have in our network Enterprise Orion Network Monitoring tool, we have more than hundred devices put on monitoring. Now a days we are requesting Solarwinds service restart once or twice in a day due to not being seen alerts for longer time. Some times even-though Solarwinds is in proper working condition, if its not throwing the alerts for longer duration, we are not sure and we have to ask for restart of service.
To avoid this, can we chose one dummy port in a switch and added that one for monitoring. So that if we are not getting the alerts for longer duration, we can disable/enable this port for making sure that the Solarwinds is polling the alerts or not. Whether that port should be connected on network ?
I think you need to open a support ticket with SolarWinds your Orion diagnostics required.