Welcome back again, and thanks for joining us for the round three highlights of the SolarWinds Free Tool Brack-IT-Ology!

The competition was fierce as our final four battled it out to make it to the championship round!

To see why your picks won or lost watch the video and read the more in-depth explanations below.




Winner: NABMB

VM Monitor is great as a simple virtual monitoring tool but since it only monitors one single VM Host and its VM’s – NABMB easily had it beat!


Monitor More VMware and Hyper-V Hosts, with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager which delivers integrated capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, and chargeback automation. Download a free 30-day trial of VM today!



SW Admin Bundle for Active Directory V DPAF

Winner: SW Admin Bundle for Active Directory

Although DPA Free looked promising being the ONLY Free real time database response time monitoring tool – it could only monitor 2 instances and SW Admin Bundle for Active Directory took advantage of this weakness and went home with a win.


Get unlimited instance registration to monitor your ENTIRE environment, with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). Solve your toughest database problems with deep visibility and historical analysis. Download a free 30-day trial of DPA today!




Don't forget to submit your picks for the final round>> thwack Monthly Mission - February 2016

Who do you think will win the Championship Round?!


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