Dashboard Pack - SolarWinds Orion: Nodes and their health status
This dashboard shows data from SolarWinds Orion about nodes and their health status.
How do I import and configure this dashboard?
Ensure you're using Dashboard Server v5.4 or above.
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Create a Web API provider to connect with your SolarWinds environment.
Use the following settings:
Type Basic auth Name
Note: The name is case-sensitive and must be entered exactly like given here for the tiles to recognize the provider automatically. If you name it differently, you will need to select the provider manually for each tile on the dashboard.
Enter the URL to the Solarwinds API in the following format:
If your Solarwinds environment is installed on the same server as Dashboard Server: https://localhost:17778/SolarWinds/InformationService/v3/Json/
If your Solarwinds environment is installed on a different server:
Username and password
Enter the credentials for your SolarWinds environment.How to create a Web API provider
In Dashboard Server navigate to the right-hand menu ☰ > system > Integrations
Under Integrations click on Web API and choose either Simple, Basic Auth or OAuth depending on the API you are using.About the different types of Integrations and Web API providers
No authentication, basic authentication (username and password in a header) or Windows authentication (configured automatically to use the application pool identity account).
Basic authentication. Your specified username and password will be Base64 encoded automatically.
Token-based authentication according to the OAuth 2.0 standard. Many APIs use OAuth 2.0 for authorization, and will require an OAuth provider to include the additional information about how to authorize against the service.
Note: When adding an OAuth provider you may get an message that the provider is not authorized if some of the provider configuration is incorrect (for example the username, password, secret etc), or if you use a proxy it could be that the proxy is not configured. See How to configure Dashboard Server to use a proxy.
Complete the provider fields, using your API provider's online documentation as a guide.
ignore invalid ssl: Turn the on/off switch to on if you are using a self-signed certificate.
default headers headers sent with all requests using this provider, for example the API token in the format the API requires.
url parameters url parameters sent with all requests using this provider. For example, a query parameter that is always used can be added here in the provider to save adding it to every dashboard configuration.
You are now ready to use this provider in a Web API tile (see How to use the Web API tile).
Download and import this dashboard pack.How to import a dashboard pack
Download the dashboard pack zip file for the dashboard pack you wish to import.
There may be additional steps before or after the import to get the dashboard working in your environment.
In Azure Edition go to the top right hand menu ☰ > Import Dashboard Packs and drag the zip file into the Manual Import box.
The dashboard pack is imported and if the pack contains top-level dashboards, these will automatically appear in the navigation bar, usually in a folder called 'Community Dashboards' for dashboard packs from the SquaredUp Community.
Carry out any additional steps required to make the dashboard work in your environment. These steps will be described on the download page for each dashboard. For example, you may need to create the correctly named Web API provider, create a PowerShell profile, or edit tile scopes.
Edit the imported dashboard as required.
Change the row links to point to your SolarWinds environment.
The Unhealthy Nodes and All Nodes tiles contain dynamic row links. To make the links work in your SolarWinds environment, you need to edit the link template in both tiles:
Edit the tiles by clicking the Edit button.
Open the grid options panel.
your-serverpart of the URL with the server name of your SolarWinds console.How do dynamic links work?
Dynamic links make use of dynamic properties which are inserted as part of the URL. This creates a template URL that will be resolved to an actual URL based on the items properties.
For example, if you want to link to tickets in your ticket system and the format of the URL for tickets in your system is
123is the ticket ID, you can use the dynamic property that contains the ticket ID and enter the dynamic URL
Publish the dashboard.How to publish a dashboard
A newly created dashboard will not be visible to others until you publish it. If you made changes to an existing dashboard, the changes will only be visible to others after you published the dashboard again.
You can identify a dashboard that has not been published yet or has unpublished changes by the unpublished button at the top:
When you click on the unpublished button, you'll have two options:
Publish will make the dashboard or changes visible to others.
Note: A newly created dashboard will appear on the menu where you created it. To move the dashboard to a different place on the navigation bar see How to edit the Navigation Bar.
Discard will delete your draft dashboard if it has never been published or, if you made changes to an already published dashboard, discard the changes.
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