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Enable, disable, or adjust hardware health sensors

To view all currently monitored sensors, click Settings > All Settings, and in the Node & Group Management grouping, select Manage Hardware Sensors. By default, all sensors available in the selected MIB are monitored on devices with enabled hardware health monitoring.

On the Manage Hardware Health Sensors page, you can enable or disable polling on individual sensors, or change hardware health thresholds.

Use the Group By options to filter available hardware sensors. These options include the Vendor, Parent (or node), Product Line, Sensor Category, Last Status, Enabled, and Custom Threshold Defined. You have the following options:

  • Update hardware health statistics
  • Enable and disable hardware sensors

Update hardware health statistics

All changes are applied in the Orion Web Console with the next poll. Look up the current polling interval, and if necessary, poll for the statistics manually.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings, and click Polling Settings in the Thresholds & Polling grouping.
  2. Scroll down to Hardware Health Polling section, and note the Default Statistics Poll Interval.
    • We recommend that you do NOT enter a shorter polling interval here because it might affect the polling performance. To immediately update hardware health statistics for a node, see step 3.
    • Consider how often you need to update the health statistics and how long you need to keep historical records.
      To improve the performance, enter a longer polling interval, or shorten the retention periods. See Improve polling performance for more details.
  3. Go to the node details view, and click Poll Now in the Management resource.

Hardware health statistics will be immediately updated. This will not affect the performance as if you shortened the polling interval.

Enable hardware sensors

Hardware health information is collected only for nodes where the hardware sensors are enabled.

  1. Go to Manage Hardware Sensors view (Settings > All Settings > Node & Group Management > Manage Hardware Sensors).
  2. Find the sensor(s) you want to enable. You can either use the Group by pane, or use the Search box.

    To find all sensors available on a node, select Node in the Group by list, and then select the node.

  1. Select the sensor that you want to enable on the node, and click Enable.

Hardware health information for the selected nodes will be collected now.

Disable hardware sensors

If you do not want to collect specific hardware health information or any hardware health information, disable sensors.

  1. Go to Manage Hardware Sensors view (Settings > All Settings > Node & Group Management > Manage Hardware Sensors).
  2. Find the sensor(s) you want to enable. You can either use the Group by pane, or use the Search box.

    To find all sensors available on a node, select Node in the Group by list, and then select the node.

  1. Select the sensor(s) which you want to disable on the node, and click Disable.

Hardware health statistics for the selected sensors on the selected nodes will not be collected now.