I am looking a the SolarWinds MP written by Ruben Zimmermann with great interest and can’t wait to try it out. -The only concern I have is that what is the impact of bringing in all of that data into a SCOM environment? My Solarwinds environment has several thousand network devices. Is there a way to select which device data to bring in?
By now the sad answer is yes. – You would need to change the queries in the scripts:
DiscoverNPMNodes.ps1 and MonitorNPMNodes.ps1. You will find them in a folder on the ‘monitoringServer’ which have you selected to query the devices.
Let me know if you need further support to get it running first …
… in the meanwhile I will start investigating how I can improve and let you know here 🙂
there is a need to customize the discovery scripts so that they fit your environment 🙂
I defined 6 different classes: Switch, CoreSwitch, ArubaController,Router,Firewall, OtherDevice. Depending on the naming the devices will be created as objects in SCOM. – It is up to you which ones you use.
E.g. I use *SW* for a Switch, *GW* for router (gateway), etc.
Use SWQL studio from Solarwinds to find the name. I picked NodeCaption: https://github.com/solarwinds/OrionSDK
Presently the modification needs to be made in the PowerShell script for discovery and monitoring. If I have time will make them easier accessible.
Please let me know if you need further instructions. I am happy to help. 🙂