• WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON FOR NTA AFTER V4.0

    To receive updates on the NTA roadmap, JOIN thwack and BOOKMARK this page. After releasing NTA 4.0, we have been working on the next release.  Here is our "hot list" of things we are currently working on.&nbs...
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  • What we are working on with Engineer's Toolset v11.0

    With the release of ETS version 11.0 getting closer, here is a small summary of what our team has done in a past couple of months. Thanks to your votes in the surveys and a number of interviews, we’ve identifie...
    peter.ksenzsigh
    created by peter.ksenzsigh
  • How Does Mean Opinion Score Measure VoIP Performance?

    Users describe call experience as ‘good’ ‘ok’ ‘poor’ ‘bad’ ‘terrible’. And call experience is defined by the elements of voice quality and the network factor...
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  • Deep Packet Inspection: Unearthing Gold in Network Packets

    Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a technology used to capture network packets as they pass through routers and other network devices, and perform packet filtering to examine the data and find deeper information about t...
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  • Hello Interop, Farewell “IT Beast” Graphics

    Now that I’ve had a chance to settle in after five weeks on the road, I wanted to take a moment to write about our visit to Interop in Las Vegas this year.  While SolarWinds always exhibits at Cisco Live in...
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  • Patch Manager Managed Computers Node Explained

    One of the questions encountered often by new users of Patch Manager is the purpose and uses of the Managed Computers node in the console. The Managed Computers node is the collection of all Patch Manager servers, ...
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  • Virtualization Manager 6.1 Beta 3

    As bmrad pointed out in the Beta 1 Post, we've been working really hard to extend the integration with NPM and SAM introduced  in Virtualization Manager 6.0.  The team has been hyper-focused on simplifying c...
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  • What We're Working On - Web Performance Monitor

    To receive updates on the WPM roadmap, JOIN thwack and BOOKMARK this page.   With the official release of WPM 2.0.1 the WPM team is working hard to build several new and exciting features including:   Impr...
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  • Considerations to Keep in Mind When Monitoring Services Containing SaaS Apps

    According to Forrester, the SaaS application and software market is expected to reach $75 billion in 2014. Forrester goes on to quote that the, “browser-based access model for SaaS products works better for coll...
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  • Orion Architecture

    This blog recaps in relatively simple terms and diagrams, the basics of Orion’s architecture.   It is obviously not exhaustive in terms of the products and the deployment combinations, but it will hopefu...
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  • Network Configuration Errors Putting Your Company and Your Job at Risk?

    A recent survey commissioned by Avaya reveals that network vulnerabilities are causing more business impacts than most realize, resulting in revenue and job loss. 80% percent of companies lose revenue when the net...
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  • Tips to Manage Your Network with Ease (Part 2) - Basics of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

    In the previous blog, we discussed how VLANs can help to effectively manage workstations, security, and bandwidth allocation. Managing VLANs becomes much easier for network admins when network traffic, user access, an...
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  • Database Response Time Analysis: Understanding Why The Database is Slow

    This is a very common predicament that most SQL developers and DBAs face in their day-to-day database encounters – regardless of the relational database platform being used. “Why is my database slow?&rdquo...
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  • Supporting the Vendor

    Over the last three weeks my posts have focused around end users and remote support tools. This time I want to focus on vendors. In theory you should love your vendors that you work with, there are an extension of you...
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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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  • Webcast Replay - Exchange Management with Tony Redmond, Exchange MVP & Lawrence Garvin, SWI Head Geek

    If you attended the webcast last week with Tony Redmond and Lawrence Garvin, many of you had questions.  Many were answered during the webcast, but here are the answers below with handy links.  For those who...
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  • Why Rebooting Servers is Not a Bad Idea

    As a SysAdmin, you probably ask yourself if your servers need to be routinely rebooted, and if so, how frequently? Once a week? Once a month? Should they be allowed to run as long as possible to achieve maximum uptime...
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  • Ad Hoc File Sharing - As Simple As It Gets

    File sharing is common; file sharing is critical; and file sharing is sometimes complex. We perform file sharing all the time in the organization either by peer-to-peer sharing via email, instant message, internal sha...
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  • NetFlow on Cisco Switches: NetFlow v9 configuration for Cisco Catalyst 3850

    The Cisco Catalyst 3850 is a fixed, stackable GE (Gigabit Ethernet) access layer switch that converges wired and wireless within a single platform. This switch is based on Cisco’s programmable ASIC named Unified...
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  • "Auto" Sensing Switch Ports

    I just finished troubleshooting an issue where the link between a small workgroup switch and the switch upstream in the LDF kept going down. The workgroup switch was setup amongst a small group (10) of users and they'...
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    created by Josh Stephens