The big announcement in Barcelona was Cisco's EnergyWise program.  We are very excited to be the first partner to join them with plans to include it in the Orion family of products.  Great news for you... a tool you already know and love!  Josh SolarWinds Helping Cisco Systems to Automate the "Green" Process... this morning on the blog. 


Josh is in Barcelona this week at Networkers.  If you see him or the rest of the SolarWinds team... be sure to say hi!

Welcome Elisabeth!

Elisabeth is the newest member of the Thwack team and will be filling a lot of the roles that Mark had previously had.  Please join me in welcoming Elisabeth to the thwack community!

Did you miss the Webcast: The Black Art of Log Management?

If you missed one of our best attended webinars ever... you can see it here!

Weekly Update 1/19/09

Posted by Dawn_L Jan 19, 2009


SolarWinds is coming to the Networkers Barcelona next week.  If you are there, be sure to come by and say hi!  If you mention that you are a thwack member, they might have something for you!

Vote for Josh!

Josh was nominated for the Texas Social Media Awards... go vote for him and tell everyone why you follow/read his blog! 

Register for the Geek Speak Webcast:  The Black Art of Log Management

Josh will lead us through a discussion on the black art of log management and consolidation including:

  • The necessity of log management in today's environment
  • Event collection methods in desperate system types
  • Log management architectures
  • Strategies for effective, log based alerting and filtering 

 Register today!

Update 1/9/09

Posted by Dawn_L Jan 9, 2009

NCM 5.1 is Available!
The latest version of Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) enables you to upload, download, and execute scripts directly from Orion NCM’s web interface. Version 5.1 also enhances the integration with Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM), allowing configuration changes from either product – a huge time savings.  Click here for more details. 

Welcome Kiwi Folks!
If you missed the big announcement, Kiwi has joined the SolarWinds family!  Welcome Kiwi Folks 

LinkedIn Group for SolarWinds:
We have created a new LinkedIn® group for Network Engineers with SolarWinds product expertise.  We hope you will join us!

Power to the People: Ratings and Reviews come to
Tell us what you think of your SolarWinds products by visiting and entering a Quick Rating (less than 5 seconds) or a more detailed review (as much as you want to say).  For more information and directions, Ratings and Reviews   

Ratings and Reviews

Posted by Dawn_L Jan 9, 2009

Power to the People: Ratings and Reviews come to


You can tell the world, including your fellow IT pros, your opinion of our products! And, as a community member, we want you to be one of the first to write a review. It’s a quick and easy process:

  1. Go to the SolarWinds website.
  2. Navigate to the product you want to review.
  3. Click on the "Write a Review" link (it’s near the orange stars near the top of the page).
  4. Use your Thwack user ID and password to login.
  5. Write your review!

Welcome Kiwi Folks

Posted by Dawn_L Jan 6, 2009


Welcome Kiwi Folks!
All of us at SolarWinds and thwack_ are excited to welcome Kiwi Syslog Server and Kiwi CatTools products and users to our community! Read more about Kiwi products migrating to SolarWinds >>

 For Kiwi product users, here are some great opportunities to participate:

1.  Ask and answer product questions in our new Kiwi forums: Kiwi Syslog Server and Kiwi CatTools.

2. Save time by leveraging community-created product resources:

3. Help us build better products by suggesting product improvements in our feedback forums: Kiwi Syslog Server Product Feedback and Kiwi CatTools Product Feedback.

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