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I am using the Solarwinds connector to pull data from Solarwinds into SCOM.  Within the SCOM console, there are performance graphs that show network interface metrics:

I am trying to recreate those graphs within SquaredUp using the Object/Counter/Instance names as shown in my screenshot above.   So for example, the Object would be “SolarWinds.Orion.SCOM.Node”.  The Counter would be CPULoad.  The instance would simply be the IP address of the device.

 

However when I try to recreate that performance dashboard within SquaredUP, SquaredUP does not seem to be able to access that performance data.  When I specify that same network device and then hit the down arrow to get the list of available performance counters I only see this:

So it appears that the only performance metric it can pull is the hardware status.   Using the advanced menu option to specify “SolarWinds.Orion.SCOM.Node” as the object makes no difference as the graph says “no available data”.

 

I am wondering if anybody has been successful doing this?

WilsonWong answered
    • What is your page scope set to? It might be that the metrics are collected against a different object (perhaps higher or lower in the SCOM object hierarchy) then that of your page scope.
    • My page scope is set to a single network device. It shows up as DEVICENAME Node. There are no other objects with that name for me to choose from so I can only assume it is the correct object to select.
    • Have you tried without a page scope? i am following this because i am actually downloading orion MP at this very moment 🙂
    • Yes, I used the page scope simply to hide the name of the device so I wouldn't have to black it out on my screenshot. I have tried specifying the network device using just the 'List' option. Please do let me know what happens when you try to do this in your environment. I am really interested in knowing if you run into the same issue.
    • I have a similar issue. Can’t find any other performance metric than “status” on the node or interface.
    • If you display as bar, and specify name in the scope - Display Name LIKE "%your interface"% do you should have more metrics displayed, but not searchable. At this point i cant say i am impressed with this MP
    • I will have to try to display as bar and see what I can search on. I don't believe this is a problem with the Orion MP because if you go into the SCOM console and search through the SolarWinds section you do see performance graphs for different metrics as I showed in my top post. So the data is there.....it's just a matter of figuring out how to access that data so I can display it within a SquaredUp… Continue reading