Add a probe to SolarWinds N-central
When you install SolarWinds N-central, you can set up customers and clients, and add probes. Probes enable you to monitor devices on a client's network. You need to download, install the probe software. However, you can configure the probes before installing the probe software.
Windows probes can monitor and manage WMI, ICMP, SNMP, syslog-based, and TCP/IP services, and asset-discovery tasks.
For information on installing probes, see Installing a Windows probe.
This procedure can only be done at the Customer or Site-level.
- Click Administration > Probes and click Add.
- Enter a Name and Description.
- Click the System Communication tab and complete the field.
- Click the Caching tab and edit as required. For more information on caching, see Data Persistence with Windows probes.
- Click Save.
Here you can download the probe software to install on a server. Note the activation key. You will need this during the installation.
A new probe element is added to SolarWinds N-central. You can now install the probe software on a customer server and configure it using the activation key and information for SolarWinds N-central.
You can edit the probe settings later by clicking Administration > Probes and clicking the probe name from the list.