6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2012 10:33 AM by jnelson

    Reports show interface name instead of monitor name

    jnelson

      Title says it all.

       

      I want to have reports reflect the monitor name, but they seem to be reflecting the SNMP interface name. How can I change this? Is there a mass edit property, or is it somewhere in configuration?

        • Re: Reports show interface name instead of monitor name
          superfly99

          I'm assuming that by Monitor Name you mean the Node Name of the device? If not, ignore what's written below

           

          This is what I've done in Report Writer

          In 'Filter Results' I'm using

          Records where Node Name is equal to xxxxxxxx

          Records where Interface Name is equal to GigabitEthernet x/x/x

           

          Then in the 'Select Fields' section I use

          Field: Node Name sort * function *

          as well as other parameters.

           

          Then on the report it shows the Node Name and not the interface name.

           

          Hope that makes sense.

            • Re: Reports show interface name instead of monitor name
              jnelson

              Thank you, but what I was meaning, was once the report is generated, where I would expect to see a monitor name next to its graph, I'm seeing the SNMP interface name. So, instead of a friendly name I'd have given it, like Port 1 I'm getting something like '1 (if:1)'. 

               

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                • Re: Reports show interface name instead of monitor name
                  superfly99

                  How are you creating this report? Can you please post an example?

                    • Re: Reports show interface name instead of monitor name
                      jnelson

                      From the dashboard:

                       

                      Click Reports-->Interface Traffic-->Select the node I want-->Results.

                      thwack report.PNG

                       

                      However, these names are what I would like to see.

                       

                      thwack monitor.PNG

                      In the individual monitor, I see this, and I can edit it. However, for obvious reasons, doing it for 650+ monitors is not appealing...

                       

                      thwack SNMP.PNG

                       

                      Hope this helps clear up what I'm doing, and what I'd like to accomplish.

                        • Re: Reports show interface name instead of monitor name
                          Fodome

                          JNelson,

                           

                          It appears the preconfigured reports will use the Interface Description as the Graph Title.   This cannot be modified.  However, we can work around this by creating a custom report and requesting it via the Dashboard, instead of the preconfigured report.  By default, custom reports will use the Monitor name within the Graph Title.  The only drawback to this solution is that the report will/must have a static list of Bandwidth Monitors assigned to it.

                           

                          If you need assistance with creating the Interface Report, please open a new case and we can assist you.

                           

                          Sincerely,

                           

                          Chris Foley • SolarWinds • Technical Support

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