Great news! Two SolarWinds products have been nominated in the DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards this year: SolarWinds Log & Event Manager and Database Performance Analyzer! If you would be so kind to cast for your vote for LEM and DPA, we thank you in advance!
Voting closes on May 20th!
We live in an amazing time where we have knowledge of just about everything at our fingertips – it’s just a search away. This is the norm now, and one of the reasons why your #1 request has been to make it easier to find answers to your technical product questions.
Over the last year we’ve invested in processes and technology, as well as improving our technical content so that you can quickly find the answers to your product questions. Some of you have stumbled across this new capability already by doing a Google search.
With the new SolarWinds Success Center, now you have one stop for all official SolarWinds technical content. In the SolarWinds Success Center you will find:
So far the response to this additional channel for helping you has been extremely positive. The newly launched Success Center is v1.0, and we are updating the content EVERY DAY and we will be making improvements to the functionality over time. We’d love to hear your feedback and ideas for improvement. Please comment in this post or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are super excited today to announce another great addition to the GNS3 Academy Line-Up with our "Python Network Programming - Part 2: Multivendor Environment" course. Because we love Thwack Users so much we are providing a special THWACK discount to get this course for only $19 for a limited time. Check it out > Python Network Programming - Part 2: Multivendor Environment | GNS3 Academy
Don’t miss out on 185+ lectures in 1080p Full HD format with improved audio, 10+ hours of network automation and programming quality content and 15+ Python scripts for you to download and use on your network devices right away, for free. A fully optimized and ready-to-use Ubuntu VM, quizzes and a final network programming project are also included in the course.
Let me tell you what's this course all about:
Still not enough for you? Let me describe a few more features of this course:
Thanks to our good friends at INE they have posted the #GNS3 Course (5+ Hours of Training) online streaming for our users for FREE.
This course is designed for those who have no previous experience with GNS3 and wish to learn how to utilize GNS3 to create Cisco networking topologies for Cisco Certification preparation, or just for fun. In this course you will learn how to download the GNS3 application (version 1.4.4) and view a demonstration of the installation process.
After installing the product on a Windows-based laptop, you will learn about the various toolbars and screen layout of GNS3. GNS3 nodes will be discussed (such as routers, Ethernet Switches, Etherswitch Routers, Frame-Relay Switches, and more) and you’ll see several live examples of how to build network topologies with these devices. The course will culminate with one or more CCNA Example Labs (time permitting) that describe a lab objective and topology, which will subsequently be built from the ground-up so you can view a real, working example of using GNS3 for Cisco Certification preparation, and even replicate this same lab within your own GNS3 environment for practice.
Attached is a link to the stream of the course + a couple example of the modules > Getting Started with GNS3 - INE
Hi, we are looking into updating Customer Portal permissions, and we would like your input! Please fill out this survey by April 22nd and get 250 thwack points.
Nah. I’m just an IT guy.
An IT guy?
Just an IT guy…
When your Network is under siege and you’re facing a security breach, you’re the one they call. Make sure you have the right tools at your disposal to defend your environment. This month’s mission is all about making sure you’re equipped to deal with whatever NetSec challenges you face.
Use the mission’s information resources (hints) to complete the tasks and answer the questions. Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered to win the weekly prize. Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered to win the grand prize: Call of Duty: Black Ops III PlayStation 4 500GB Bundle. As an added bonus this month, you’ll have a chance to win a NetSec Siege Defend your Network T-shirt.
***Points/badges will be added to profiles once the mission has closed***
For a chance to win a NetSec Siege Defend your Network T-shirt, just follow these 3 easy steps:
That’s it! 3 steps to win a t-shirt!
Complete questions 1-5 by April 10 to be entered to win
Apr 4 - Question 1
Week 2: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
Complete questions 6-10 by April 17 to be entered to win
Apr 11 - Question 6
Complete questions 11 - 15 by April 24 to be entered to win
Apr 18 - Question 11
Complete questions 16 - 20 by May 1 to be entered to win
Apr 25 - Question 16
Correctly answer all 20 questions before May 1 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
Mission Accomplished! You bravely took the oath and conquered the mission with reckless abandon. You stood watch over your IT environments even with the ominous threat of downtime, network issues, slowing servers & applications, and constant security threats. You have earned your spot at the House of SolarWinds and we respect your courage.
Mission recap survey & questions:
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Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)
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Log & Event Manager (LEM)
Event Log Consolidator (ELC)
Mission Accomplished! Don’t forget to join us for our next mission starting April 4th!