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Ever wanted to turn your SolarWinds Orion Platform application, (NPM, NCM, SAM, etc.), into an automation platform? Join our Head Geeks as they provide an introduction to the SolarWinds API, including SWIS, SWQL, SOAP, JSON, OS/platform interoperability, CRUD action overviews and more. We’ll have live programming demos, tips and tricks, and of course, all the info to help make sure you don’t shot yourself in the foot with this powerful addition to the SolarWinds technology stack.
Can't join then? The recorded version will be on lab.solarwinds.com directly after the show.
Ever find yourself wondering how to set up your SolarWinds products so you can do something you saw in a demo or webcast? Want to get more power from the SolarWinds products you already own? Check our our new integration feature and get all the info you need - right in your Orion products.
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Next episode: August 14, 2013 at 1pm CT - Don't miss this great new interactive show!
Management wants a bird’s eye view of the network and systems, but you need to know what’s going on at the component level. The one thing everyone agrees on is that maps rule. In this episode of SolarWinds Lab, our Geeks tackle map creation, roll-ups, and custom views. Get some cool tips and tricks for creating awesome maps that work for everyone in the company. Sign up for a calendar reminder or just join us at lab.solarwinds.com at showtime.
Part 1: Package Creation Fundamentals, August 7, 2013, 11am CT
Lawrence Garvin, SolarWinds Head Geek and WSUS MVP, will provide an overview of the detection logic used by the Windows Update Agent and how that determines the update states reported to WSUS (Installed, Not Installed, Not Applicable), the three rule sets (Prerequisite, Applicability, and Installed) thate comprise the detection logic and how they are used in the detection process, focusing on the six detection logic rules that are used in 99% of package creation activities.
Part 2: Creating Packages with Patch Manager, September 4, 2013, 11am CT
Lawrence Garvin, SolarWinds Head Geek and WSUS MVP, will discuss how to create basic and advanced packages with the Package Wizard feature of Patch Manager. He will also discuss how to use the PackagBoot™ function to create complex before and after deployment scenarios. Bring your questions and we’ll answer them!
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) delivers unparalleled network monitoring. To further the view into your network performance and health, SolarWinds offers a complete suite of applications designed to let you drill down even further on the data you see in NPM. These additional applications integrate right out of the box. Tune into this concise, informative webcast to learn how you can get a deeper view into your network data with snap-in applications from SolarWinds.
SolarWinds is hosting a Customer Event at Cisco Live Orlando! Sign up to join us for one or more sessions. Sessions will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 & 27, over lunch. The Customer Event will be held at the Rosen Centre, directly across the street from the hotel. Each session is limited to 30 people, and a catered lunch will be provided.
Wednesday June 26, 11:30-12:30
Don’t Forget the Superglue
This session covers three critical areas that can be overlooked until you’re in a pinch: config backup and policy scanning, network discovery and diagramming, and maintaining a clutter-free helpdesk queue. We'll be sharing some real-life stories from the front lines, and discussing how other people have solved problems when the going got tough... and stayed out of the weeds on a day to day basis.
Wednesday June 26, 12:30-1:30
NPM – What’s New, What’s Coming, and Popular Extensions
Join us for a product update, one-on-one discussion, and live demo with SolarWinds Product Managers and Head Geeks to learn and ask questions about the brand spanking new PM 10.5 release. The Product Management team will discuss what we’re working n for future releases and we'd appreciate your feedback. We’ll also introduce few popular NPM extension modules that address common network, server, and pplication management use cases. Bring all your NPM and associated module questions: we’ll have plenty of time for Q&A and one-on-one time with our SolarWinds experts and users like yourself.
Thursday June 27, 11:30-12:30
Protect Your Network From Hackers
Join us for a power unch to swap stories from the front lines and learn what SolarWinds is bringing to the table in the security space. A SolarWinds customer will also join the presentation to share how they are using SolarWinds in their environment. We will provide a short overview of SolarWinds Security products and cover topics such as:
• Understanding the importance patch management. It saves time... and your network!
• How and why to deploy security information and event management (SIEM)
• The importance of discovering and managing what devices users are using on your network
• How to manage your firewalls & network device configs more effectively
Thursday June 27, 12:30-1:30
NPM – What’s New, What’s Coming, and Popular Extensions
Join us for a product update, live demo, and one-on-one discussion with SolarWinds Product Managers and Head Geeks to learn and ask questions about the brand spanking new NPM 10.5 release. This session will also feature a long-term SolarWinds NPM customer as a special guest panelist. The Product Management team will discuss what we’re working on for future releases and we'd appreciate your feedback. We’ll introduce a few popular NPM extension modules that address common network, server, and application management use cases. Bring all your NPM and associated module questions: we’ll have plenty of time for Q&A and one-on-one time with our SolarWinds experts and users like yourself.
When you combine data from multiple sources, you get a robust view of what is happening in your network. In this webcast, we'll review what's new with NPM, then we'll cover a few functional integrations and discuss how those truly integrated products can work together as a team. We'll also show you some additional benefits gained through integration ranging from lower costs, faster time to ROI, more complete use of the products, and more. We'll demo a few scenarios and show how all these benefits can be achieved without expensive projects and professional services engagements. This is a working webcast - bring questions about your environment, any setup questons or concerns you have, and we'll get them answered. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Join us for Alertapalooza on SolarWinds Lab! Our Head Geeks walk you through every kind of alert and alert action. Get an in-depth explanation complete with demos, and chat live before, during, and after the show. Ask questions about your specific environment, and try to stump the experts. Ok, perhaps stumping the experts isn't necessary, but do bring all your questions about alerts and we'll answer them.
We hope you can join us for the latest in our very popular Friday webcast series.
Getting the Most from Your Virtual Infrastructure: How to Optimize Usage and Save Money
Whether you have a small or large virtual infrastructure, it's important to keep an eye on application performance and physical hardware health as well as performance, capacity planning, and sprawl control for your virtual infrastructure. Having easy access to key monitoring metrics can directly impact your budget and SLAs. Join us for a concise webinar to learn more about our comprehensive approach to systems monitoring. We’ll also cover how to quickly troubleshoot performance issues and optimize your virtual infrastructure.
It’s that time again! In this action-packed episode, our geeks stage an action-packed virtual appliance install-battle. Then they configure and install SolarWinds great new (free!) alert management product – AlertCentral –all in way less than 20 minutes! We’ll have live chat with SolarWinds Geeks and experts before and after we air the show. Join us Thursday, May 2 at 1pm CST at lab.solarwinds.com.
Securing your network is a multi-step and multi-system endeavor. In this short, collaborative webcast, we’ll look at the role several key systems play in your network’s security. The webcast includes a practices overview of several key technologies plus Q&A with SolarWinds sales engineers and support experts. Attendance is limited so everyone has time to ask questions about their own implementations and environment. Topics we’ll cover include:
Firewall Best Practices
Proactive Log Management
Users and Their Devices
We hope you will join us! Please choose a day that works best for you.
The Alert Central beta is over and now the full releases is here! Download your copy of Alert Central and start managing IT alerts, escalations, and on-call scheduling across your organization. Alert Central is FREE and simple to set up and use (it's a virtual appliance). Learn more in the Product Blog or visit the Alert Central website.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the beta program. We're pretty sure that was the biggest beta ever at SolarWinds and we really appreciate your time and input. We hope you'll keep those emails and thwack posts coming as we continue our dev cycles. Alert Central is built for you, so your feedback is vital as the product evolves.
Are You Missing Key Diagnostic Data? Break Down Barriers to Network Visibility with Snap-In Applications
As you know, SolarWinds NPM delivers unparalleled network monitoring. To further the view into your network performance and health, SolarWinds offers a complete suite of applications designed to let you drill down even further on the data you see in NPM . These additional applications integrate right out of the box and will allow you to:
Get a comprehensive view into components, counters, and causes
Create cross-product performance thresholds for key devices, stats, applications, and more
Transform from fire-fighting to proactive monitoring
Create business service views consisting of components across applications
Find and fix problems fast
Tune into this concise, informative webcast hosted by senior sales engineer Amrit Babu to learn how you can get a deeper view into your network data with snap-in applications from SolarWinds. We are offering a number of timeslots and limiting attendees so everyone can ask questions about their specific environment. Please choose a time that works best for you. Choose more than one if you would like to!