Network Performance Monitor makes it easy to create a custom poller to monitor any SNMP-enabled device, collect detailed data from MIB tables, and monitor virtually any statistic available on network devices.
- Create custom CPU and memory utilization pollers
- Create, import, or export a custom MIB poller to monitor any SNMP-enabled device
- Collect detailed information stored in device MIB table
- Monitor virtually any statistic available on networked devices
Out of the box, Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ships with MIB support that includes an MIB database that covers the vast majority of common network devices. But for that handful of odd devices that are in your network – or for newer devices that have MIB tables – you can now collect valuable and highly detailed management data.
NPM’s Device Studio allows you to easily create custom CPU and memory utilization pollers for those rare SNMP enabled devices that are not covered out of the box. You can create or import these pre-packaged pollers into NPM, and ensure the CPU and memory utilization properties of the device/interface monitored are available for out-of-the-box dashboards, network alerts, and reports.
For statistics other than CPU and memory utilization, NPM makes it easy to create a custom poller to monitor any device value that has an MIB, including virtually any statistic that a network device records. Examples include monitoring temperature on a switch, fan speed on a router, and battery status on a UPS. In addition to creating custom MIB pollers, SolarWinds has an extensive database of MIB information to determine the English name for each OID and the MIB to which it belongs.
You can also customize how you want the collected data displayed for graphing, alerting, and reporting purposes. And, using the MIB Transformation Wizard, you can convert MIB values into the units of measurement that are most useful to you. Choose from a list of common transformations, such as converting monitored CPU temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit, or create your own multi-MIB formulas to display, for example, the average interface throughput on a router.
You can collect detailed information stored in device MIB tables and easily create formulas such as the min, max, average, or sum of MIB entries in the same column. You can even export MIB pollers or transformations you've created, or import those created by others.