N-central Help

All Devices View

The All Devices view enables you to work with multiple devices simultaneously. Devices displayed in the All Devices view are categorized by tab:

  • Network Devices: Routers, laptop and desktop computers.
  • Mobile Devices: smart phones and tablets.
  • SaaS Devices: SaaS resources, such as Office 365.

Network Devices have the following characteristics:

  • They have one or more network interfaces with IP addresses.
  • Each interface can be routed to the central server using the IP address.
  • Each interface can be found on your system through asset discovery, and once found can be managed and monitored by a Probe or an Agent.

There are several ways to add network devices; we recommend using a Windows Probe to automatically discover and import devices.

Functions and tools icons

Icon

Feature

Description

Start Remote Control

Start Remote Control

Click to initiate a remote control session with the managed device.

Disconnect Remote Control

Disconnect Remote Control

Click to add a second connection to the device or disconnect an existing remote control session.

Remote Control Unavailable

Remote Control Unavailable

Indicates a device is currently not available.

Tools menu

Provides immediate access to sections of the Tools tab. To use the Tools menu, you need to enable remote control on the device.

User Currently Logged In

A user is signed in and connected to the device (this status is updated every 120 seconds).

Terminal Services User Logged In

A terminal services is signed in and connected to the device.

User Currently Disconnected

A user is not signed in or connected to the device.

User State Unknown

It is not known if a user is currently signed in or connected to the device.

Feature icons

Icon Feature Description
Professional Mode Indicates that the device is using a Professional Mode license.
Security Manager Indicates that Security Manager has been deployed on the device.
Security Manager (Exchange) Indicates that Security Manager with the Exchange E-mail Protection module has been deployed on the server.
Security Manager Update Server Indicates that the device has been configured as an update server for Security Manager.
Patch Management Indicates that Patch Management has been enabled on the device.
Third Party Patch Management Indicates that the management of third-party software patches has been enabled on the device.
Backup Manager Indicates that Backup Manager has been deployed on the device.
Maintenance Window Indicates that a Maintenance Window has been configured for this device.

Device classes

SolarWinds N-central includes the following classes:

  • Laptop - Windows
  • Other
  • Printer
  • Scanner/Camera
  • Server - ESXi
  • Server - Generic
  • Server - Management Interface
  • Server - Windows
  • Storage
  • Switch/Router
  • Workstation - Generic
  • Workstation - OS X
  • Workstation - Windows

Mobile Device and SaaS Device are listed as a default option in the Device classes screen of the NAC but existing devices of another class cannot have their class modified to either Mobile Device or SaaS Device.

You can remotely control devices that are classified as Server - Windows, Workstation - Windows or Laptop - Windows.To standardize monitoring of devices, you can apply service templates with pre-configured services to devices. You can apply service templates when you add or edit a device.

Monitoring options by class

Device Class

Monitoring Options

Laptop - Windows

Local Agent, SNMP, EDF Enabled

Other

SNMP Enabled, EDF Enabled

Printer

SNMP Enabled, EDF Enabled

Scanner/Camera

SNMP Enabled, EDF Enabled

Server - ESXi SNMP

Server - Generic

Local Agent, SNMP, Backup Exec, EDF Enabled

Server - Windows

Local Agent, SNMP, Backup Exec, EDF Enabled

Storage SNMP

Switch Router

SNMP Enabled, EDF Enabled

Workstation - Generic

Local Agent, SNMP, EDF Enabled

Workstation - OS X Local Agent, SNMP
Workstation - Linux Local Agent, SNMP

Workstation - Windows

Local Agent, SNMP, EDF Enabled