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Custom services

If you need a service that is not readily available in SolarWinds N-central, you can create a custom service. A custom services leverage:

  • Automation Manager Policies,
  • SolarWinds N-central's proprietary external data feed ( EDF) engine,
  • TCP port queries,
  • Log file monitoring,
  • SNMP queries,
  • Syslog messages, and
  • WMI queries

Custom services function similarly to the services included with SolarWinds N-central.

Stock service items

A stock service item is a predefined metric for an EDF, SNMP, or WMI custom service. This includes: CPU, Memory, Process, and UPS services. Use stock service items when the data you are collecting with the custom service needs to be included in SolarWinds N-central's Executive Summary report or in any Report Manager report. For example, CPU usage.

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