What are Custom Fields in OpManager?

Apart from a wide range of performance monitors, OpManager has a set of custom device fields and interface fields to help the user maintain an inventory note and database for devices and interfaces of the network.These devices and interfaces are not subjected to polling. You can find this feature here: Settings > Configuration > Custom Fields. Learn how to configure Custom Fields here.

There are fifteen predefined Custom Fields for devices. The device fields enabled by default are:

  • Serial Number 
  • Comments
  • Building
  • Department
  • Floor
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Cabinet
The custom field - serial number will be populated during device re-discovery using the WMI protocol.

You can also add any/all of the following Custom device fields by manual selection.

  • Model
  • UPS
  • Zip Code
  • Postal Code
  • City
  • State
  • Country
OpManager also offers the custom field - VMware_tags which is available only for VMware Host and VMs. The tags are user-defined names which are used to categorise Vcenter virtual machines (VMs) and ESX hosts. The tags will be taken from the Vsphere client and it will be updated periodically as per the time interval configured for Inventory update.

There are seven predefined Custom fields for interfaces.The interface field options that are enabled by default are:

  • Circuit ID
  • Service level agreement (SLA)
  • Contact name
  • Telephone number
  • Comments

You can also add any/all of these Custom interface fields by manual selection.

  • Local access and transport area (LATA)
  • Local loop
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