Troubleshooting Network and Application Performance – Now and in the Future


A little where and when for you:

Monday, June 8, 2015

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, Legends Ballroom (across the street from Cisco Live)
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SolarWinds will be hosting a FREE Lunch & Learn session during Cisco Live San Diego.  That’s right! Sign up now to learn how to leverage SolarWinds products to their fullest potential.  Come have lunch and learn even more value in the products you have and how to integrate them for success! You need proven and integrated products to quickly diagnose and resolve your network and application issues.  Learn how SolarWinds gives you a leg up on the competition.


Join Francois Caron, Director of Product Management and Leon Adato, the Head Geek for Networking both owned and operated by SolarWinds. These two will demonstrate how to use critical network paths for troubleshooting, diagnose network to application performance issues, and how to quickly identify the root cause of application issues.  In this event you will learn how to utilize:  

  • The Network Troubleshooting Bundle – Network Performance Monitor, Network Configuration Manager, NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, and Engineer’s Toolset
    • Learn how consolidated views for critical paths are setup
    • 4 click resolutions from one view
    • Advanced use cases for troubleshooting scenarios
  • Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) – Network Performance Monitor
    • Learn how to identify application behaviors for troubleshooting use cases
    • Understand how DPI can report on the Quality of Experience (QoE) that our users perceive when connecting to their mission-critical applications
  • AppStack
    • New “AppStack” dashboards will be discussed
    • Learn how to quickly assess application, hardware, storage, and virtualization for its impact analysis capabilities


In addition, you will see “What’s New” in SolarWinds products and what we are currently working on. I know what you’re thinking “FINALLY I can get the details on the cool stuff”!  Hear it at the lunch & learn first.  OK, OK, I agree with you so Sign Up NOW!

This free event includes lunch and will provide you an excellent opportunity to meet the other SolarWinds customers and product experts.




If you’re not already signed up by this point, then don’t you dare keeping reading…

The first 150 people who attend will receive a $25 AMEX® gift card.  Plus, everyone who attends will be registered in a drawing for a $1200 AMEX® gift card.  See complete terms and conditions.  *** clears throat*** Here’s where you can sign up!


Also, come and introduce yourself at the SolarWinds booth 1119.  If I'm not there, tell them Dez sent ya!  I’d be happy to show you how to get the most from your SolarWinds suite and answer any questions.  Follow me on Twitter @Dez_Sayz.




~ Dez

In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft’s technical support of a little thing called Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14th. And whenever a well-used piece of software reaches its end-of-life (EOL), it can feel a little bit like a breakup. As with any breakup, we know letting go can be difficult, time-consuming and sometimes just too painful to go through with. After all, as Neil Sedaka taught us all, “breaking up is hard to do.”


So, in honor of Windows Server 2003’s EOL and considering how hard it can be to end a relationship, even with software, we’d like hear some of the craziest stories you’ve got about encounters with software and other technologies being used well past their effective EOL. Ran into a machine still running Windows 98? Tell us about it! Met a dev who’s still coding on Fortran 77? Shout it out! Found a box running Windows Server 2000 (believe it or not, it’s been five years since it EOL’d)? Let us know!


Use the comments section below to tell us your story by Friday, May 29, and we’ll be sure to give you 250 thwack points to say thanks.

Spring has sprung, and there's no better time to get your IT together! Join us this month for a season of polishing your help desk with an insight-packed mission. Complete our weekly IT spring cleaning checklist and be entered to win weekly prizes. Finish the entire month and you'll be entered to win a Samsung 55" 4k Curved HD TV!


May Mission

This month we're on a mission to Get Your **IT Together! Each week a series of questions will open along with a bonus task. Correctly answer the weekly questions to earn your spot in that week's drawing. Complete the bonus activity to earn an additional entry to the weekly drawing. Those who successfully make it through the entire month will be entered to win the grand prize, a Samsung 55" 4k Curved HD TV! Follow the rules and schedule below to play along.


  1. Three (3) new questions will open every Monday on the dates indicated below.
    • Week 1 questions open May 4th
    • Week 2 questions open May 11th
    • Week 3 questions open May 18th
    • Week 4 questions open May 25th
  2. Once a week has opened, the questions will remain open until May 31st @ 11:59pm CDT.
  3. You must correctly answer weekly each question to be entered to win the weekly prizes.
    • For example, correctly answer all 3 questions during week 1 (May 4th - May 10th) and your name will be in the week 1 drawing which will be announced on May 11th.
  4. Complete the weekly bonus activity to earn an additional entry to the weekly drawing.
    • For example, if you've correctly answered all 3 questions during week 1 (May 4th - May 10th) and complete the bonus activity, you have earned 2 entries to the week 1 drawing.
    • Bonus activities only earn extra entries for the weekly prizes. They do not count towards the grand prize.
  5. 200 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question and each bonus activity competed.  There are 12 questions and 4 bonus activities which means you can earn a maximum of 3,200 points for this mission.
    • Points/badges will be added to profiles once the mission has closed.
  6. Weekly prize drawings will be held on the dates indicated below. We will draw 5 winners each week!
  7. Grand prize drawing for the Samsung 55" 4k Curved HD TV will be held on June 1st!
  8. Terms & Conditions attached below.





All questions will close on May 31st.

Grand prize drawing for the Samsung 55" 4k Curved HD TV will happen on June 1st!


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Bonus Activity


Winners Announced

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  • Opens May 4th
  • Complete by May 10th for the weekly prize
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May 11th

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LinkedIn is a great place to find tips, tricks, and tools for your help desk! Visit the SolarWinds Help Desk Tools LinkedIn page, and search for the answer to this riddle amidst the IT chatter....

"In terms of the IT forecast, things are looking ________."

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Join us on May 28th at 10:00AM CDT to learn how parent-child ticket relationships can increase efficiency and minimize ticket resolution time.


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June 1st

Nutanix’ infrastructure solution for virtual datacenters is now validated for SolarWinds Orion family allowing SolarWinds users to monitor Nutanix objects and components.

The Pollers are uploaded here

For more info, visit: http://www.nutanix.com/2015/04/23/nutanix-is-now-validated-for-solarwinds/

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