• Network management :How do you spell relief?

    I work at a global automotive manufacturer and they have offices all over the globe, and one of the ways we use our network management for is capacity planning. For example, if I have a plant in Bejing China, I can se...
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  • thwack Monthly Mission - April 2014

    First off, I'd like to thank April Fools for happening when it did.  As you'll notice in the comments, we had a bit of a hang up getting this mission ready to go on the 1st of the month like normal.  That be...
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  • Too Many Tools

    I'll make an assumption: if you're a Thwack user and you're reading this post, you've got an interest in systems and applications monitoring. Or maybe you just really want those points. Or that Jambox. Whatever's cool...
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  • Rise of the Hybrid Engineer

    Last week, we had a great conversation on finger-pointing, and some of you shared real-world advice on how to avoid it. Most of the comments described a work environment that was still tied to the stove-piped organiza...
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  • The network is fine.. or is it?

    It's amazing, I used to think, my network was running pretty well, a few hiccups now and then, but by and large, I got by and thought everything was business as usual, the boss would ask me: "Craig how is the netw...
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  • Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

    Hi there! I’m michael stump, a technology consultant with a keen focus on virtualization and a strong background in systems and application monitoring. I hope to spark some discussion this month on these topics ...
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  • Network Management stops finger pointing..

    Network management is good, but there are some benefits that are not so apparent at first. It gives you the proof you need when that person calls the help desk and says “the network is slow..” at this poin...
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  • Ringing in our 2014 Ambassadors... with jams

    Hi everyone,   The new year is right around the corner here and we thought, well, a solid year of iPods Nanos was enough... at least for now. So, we're changing it up a bit for 2014.   The rules are the sa...
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  • Come and get your desktop wallpapers!

    We've taken some of the SAM 6.0 launch creative, sized them to fit various monitor sizes, and they are now available for download below.  Enjoy!
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  • How to Clean Up Your Firewall Rule Base

    Before we discuss the “how” aspect of cleaning up the firewall rule base, let’s understand the “why” which scoped out the need to perform clean-up. Firewall Performance Impact: The firew...
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  • FREE customer lunch & learn event during Cisco Live 2014

    With converged infrastructure and increasingly sophisticated network fabrics, your environment relies on high performance connectivity to get work done. So when complex, end-to-end problems hit, you need proven and in...
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  • You Don't Know thwack - The Onboarding Mission

    First off, I'd like to personally welcome you to thwack.  I'll start off with a brief introduction of who we are then we'll jump right in.   Maybe you've heard rumblings of thwack or perhaps this is your fi...
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  • Server & Application Monitor 6.1.1 Release Candidate Now Available

    Server & Application Monitor 6.1.1 Release Candidate is now available for all SAM customers under active maintenance through your Customer Portal. Release Candidates are fully supported and upgradable to the final...
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  • Server & Application Monitor - What We're Working on Beyond v6.1

    We've just wrapped up the Server & Application Monitor 6.1.1 Service Release, meant to address any major outstanding issues identified in SAM 6.1 since its official release. Now it's time once again to turn our at...
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  • Table of third party patches - updated 4/23/2014

    Simplify and automate these patches and more with SolarWinds Patch Manager.   Check out the attached spreadsheet for recent patches. The Patch Manager catalog contains the following products:   Adobe Ac...
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  • Calling All IT Heroes!

    We need photos of IT Pros like you for our website - solarwinds.com. We're looking to feature our thwack community members in their real-life work setting—working in the server room, fixing a problem, helping a ...
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  • Kiwi CatTools 3.10 is Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce the general availability of Kiwi CatTools v3.10.   This version includes the following enhancements: Variations added to the following device types: Cisco Router.General, Cisco.Switch...
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  • A Day in the Life of a DBA

    A database admin has responsibilities to fulfill around the clock. From ensuring the backing up of databases, attending to breakdowns of applications affecting database performance, verifying accuracy of information w...
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  • Storage Manager 5.7 Now Available in the Customer Portal

    I'm pleased to announce that the Storage Manager (STM) 5.7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available in your SolarWinds Customer Portal. I look forward to your feedback on the Release Candidate in the STM RC Forum! For ...
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  • SolarWinds Customer Conference 2015 - When can you travel?

    We are nearing a decision regarding our first "SolarWinds User University" for 2015 and we need some additional advice. In thinking about your day, we are worried about taking time away from the normal work day given ...
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