N-central Help

Configure your PSA to communicate with SolarWinds N-central

After you parse data from SolarWinds N-central at the PSA, you can push a Ticket ID back to SolarWinds N-central. The Ticket ID will display in the Active Issues view, and lets you click on the ID to open the ticket in your Custom PSA.

You can also view the ticket the Audit Trail.

Example Workflow

The following table includes a description of the ticket creation, modification, close and reopen workflow identifying the actor (SolarWinds N-central or the PSA) as well as the required callbacks (including SOAP callbacks).

Callback notes:

  • All REST endpoint URLs start with http://my-ncentral-ip/dms/rest/
  • The ticket URL must contain a protocol (such as http:// or https://), where my-ncentral-ip is replaced with the IP address of your SolarWinds N-central server.

    The SolarWinds N-central system IP address or hostname will have to be configured within the PSA solution, and paired based on the sender email address from SolarWinds N-central.

  • SOAP calls should be called against http://my-ncentral-ip/dms2/services2/ServerEI2
  • The ticket URL must contain a protocol (such as http:// or https://), where my-ncentral-ip is replaced with the IP address of your SolarWinds N-central server.

Ticket Action

Action by PSA

Required callback from PSA to SolarWinds N-central/
API calls they will use to send back to SolarWinds N-central

CREATE

Create a new ticket with information sent in the body of email. Parse CustomPsaTicketId and store it with the ticket.

REST call

Send HTTP PUT callback containing body in JSON format to SolarWinds N-central
http://my-ncentral-ip/dms/rest/custompsa/tickets/create/{CustomPsaTicketId},
where my-central-ip is the IP address of your MSP N-central server, and {CustomPsaTicketId} contains the:

  • ticket number
  • ticket URL

Example: {"ticketNumber": "another ticket #", "ticketUrl": "http://www.google.com/"}

SOAP call

UPDATE

Parse CustomPsaTicketId.

Find the ticket based on the CustomPsaTicketId. If you can't find it, create it.

Update the ticket with a note in the body of the email.

Rest call

  1. (Conditional) Callback for Create if the ticket doesn't exist. See Create.
  2. This condition is here if the create mail call gets lost, you can still do the creation.

  3. No callback for update ticket.

SOAP call

  1. No callback for update ticket.

CLOSE

Parse CustomPsaTicketId.

Close ticket based on the CustomPsaTicketId. If you can't find it, create it.

Update the ticket with a note contained in the body of the email.

  1. (Conditional) Callback for Create if the ticket doesn't exist. See Create.
  2. This condition is here if the create mail call gets lost, you can still do the creation.

  3. PUT callback to SolarWinds N-central to: /custompsa/tickets/resolve/{CustomPsaTicketId}

SOAP call

REOPEN

Parse CustomPsaTicketId.

Find ticket based on CustomPsaTicketId If you can't find it, create it.

Update ticket with a note contained in the body of the email and if PSA supports status change, reopen the ticket

Rest call

  1. (Conditional) Callback for Create if the ticket doesn't exist. See Create.
  2. This condition is here if the create mail call gets lost, you can still do the creation.

  3. PUT callback to SolarWinds N-central to: /custompsa/tickets/reopen/{CustomPsaTicketId}

SOAP call

Troubleshooting

 

Rest call

If the PSA requires information about a ticket (for example, if a CREATE request email was lost), you can use the GET endpoint:

/custompsa/tickets/{CustomPsaTicketId}

SOAP call

Maintenance A maintenance task deletes resolved tickets older than half a year (these tickets are inactive, are not being actively used, and exist for history tracking only). Contact SolarWinds MSP support if you need to have this configured.