Hello, unfortunately with current implementation the Group by dropdown is related to Nodes, not interfaces, so if you choose e.g. Status-Up, you'll see interfaces of nodes, that are up. I have a small workaround for you. Not optimal, but can easier your life.
1. Create new Custom property for interfaces (let's say InterfacesToDelete) of Yes/No type
2. Edit values for this custom property
3. Group the interfaces by desired option (Status)
4. Select all interfaces
5. Click on Edit multiple values and switch the value to true
6. Go to manage nodes and add the custom property to the grid
7. Order by this custom property
Then you have all Interfaces, of Unknown status on one place.
Sorry for inconvenience, but this is current implementation. Maybe somebody knows easier way how to do it,
One more think - I can see you are a member of "Script guru's", so if you are familiar with it, I can provide (write for you) simple Orion SDK based PowerShell script, which would be able to delete unknown (or based on any property) interfaces. Just say.
ok the edit custom property maybe ok, i might set a scheduled job that auto updates this field each day where interaface status is = 0 as shown below table.
I think this needs to be corrected, as i have all these status's for Interfaces!! be nice to 'Manage' interfaces on bulk - SW please comment? seems long winded to create a 'fake status' and custom scripts when there is already this status data in the table...
1 Up.gif 3503 2 Down.gif 49 0 Unknown.gif 7 9 Unmanaged.gif 24 12 Unreachable.gif 10 10 Unplugged.gif 273 4 Shutdown.gif 431
also - No these are not from a sched. discovery, we have major migrations and upgrade projects - kit being swapped out - same IP, want to keep history in Orion and NodeID for various reasons, just that new and old kit not always sams model etc so after a few weeks i get quite a lot of unknowns that are not easy to manage.
vote up this idea: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ideas/2685
I have the same problem -- if I could find the 'unknown' interfaces I could edit them and correct the interface description / SNMP ID and map them to the new interface
I would be very interested in your powershell script, I will be converting the script to Perl and uploading to my GitHub. We have device upgrades about 20-30 times a week and run into these orphaned interfaces each time.