4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2015 10:09 AM by mdriskell

    Node Caption determination

    mdriskell

      Can someone tell me how Orion chooses to select the caption by either sysname or DNS name?  Is there a preference?  Does it update automatically?

        • Re: Node Caption determination
          nicodiablo

          Node caption is populated in the following priority during the node add:

          • sysName SNMP value returned (if SNMP responds)
          • Reverse DNS lookup
          • IP address

          Node Caption DOES NOT get updated automatically any time after the node loading and must be manually edited.

            • Re: Node Caption determination
              mdriskell


              Node caption is populated in the following priority during the node add:

              • sysName SNMP value returned (if SNMP responds)
              • Reverse DNS lookup
              • IP address

              Node Caption DOES NOT get updated automatically any time after the node loading and must be manually edited.

               



              Ok so that explains why I have some nodes that have a DNS name for their caption and not the sysname....they were changed to SNMP after they were originally added.  I have about 200 that have the DNS and not the sysname.

              I will write a SQL query to replace caption with sysname if it is a SNMP device and they don't already match.  Thanks.