Edit Custom Vendor Certifications Using NetOps Portal

For basic vendor certification, apply simple changes to a vendor certification using
NetOps Portal
.
HID_Manage_Vendor_Certifications
Edit existing custom vendor certifications when you want to collect additional data for reporting. You can edit these certifications by editing the XML or using
NetOps Portal
. Editing the certification using 
NetOps Portal
is useful for limited changes that you need immediately. For example, you can edit the expression that maps to the normalized metric family variables. This article explains how to do this using
NetOps Portal
.
For more information about how to edit certifications by editing the XML, see Create or Extend Vendor Certifications.
The edits that you make to vendor certifications applies only to the following:
  • Those certifications that you created or edited using
    NetOps Portal
    .
  • Devices with a single MIB and a single MIB table.
  • Some aspects of the vendor certification.
Follow these steps:
  1. As an Administrator, click
    Vendor Certifications
    from the
    Monitoring Configuration
    menu for a data aggregator data source.
    The
    Vendor Certifications
    page appears.
  2. Select a custom vendor certification from the list, select the metric family that you want to edit, and then click
    Edit
    .
  3. Manually edit the expression.
    Common edits include the following changes:
    • Change a value that is assigned to the expression, such as an average.
    • Add multiple vendor certification variables to the expression.
    • Remove an expression from a metric family variable by clearing the
      Expression
      text box.
      The
      Names
      and
      Indexes
      metric names require an expression. For custom vendor certifications, the data aggregator automatically provides the
      Indexes
      metric expression for the selected MIB table.
  4. Click
    Accept Expression
    .
    The expression is mapped, and the top table is populated with the updated values.
  5. Click
    Save
    .
The vendor certification details grid is updated with the changes to the metric family variables.
To avoid possible data loss, back up the certifications directory each time that you create or update a vendor certification, metric family, or component.