• [SURVEY] Have You Used demo.solarwinds.com? Tell Us Your Experience & Earn THWACK Points

    We want to hear about your experience!   We recently updated our SolarWinds Online Demo and, with your help, we can make it even better. Take 5 – 10 minutes to share your experience with the SolarWinds Onl...
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  • A Laugh For You On SysAdmin Day

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  • THWACK Tuesday Tips :: How to Add PerfStack Widgets to Your Orion Dashboard

    FEATURED EPISODE: How to Add PerfStack Widgets to Your Orion Dashboard November 5, 2019 The PerfStack™ dashboard is an excellent resource for point-in-time troubleshooting and analyzing trends visually. One of...
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  • Nutanix is Now Validated for SolarWinds

    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...
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  • SWUG Chicago: The Second City is First in Our Hearts

    It's no exaggeration to say it's been a whirlwind year for the SolarWinds User Group (SWUG™) program. Like I said when announcing the 2019 SWUG list, we completely rethought the program and made drastic changes ...
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  • THWACK Tuesday Tips :: How to Monitor Changes to IIS Server and Application Configurations

    FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes to IIS Server and Application Configurations November 12, 2019 IIS is a cornerstone of many business-critical applications, from online stores and websites, to ERPs and EHRs....
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  • THWACK Tuesday Tips :: How to Monitor Changes in Active Directory Group Policies

    FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes in Active Directory Group Policies November 19, 2019 Active Directory is the nerve center of any organization. Besides users and groups, group policies are essential to makin...
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  • You Don't Know THWACK - The Onboarding Mission

    First off, I'd like to personally welcome you to THWACK.  I'll start off with a brief introduction of who we are then we'll jump right in. Maybe you've heard rumblings of THWACK, or perhaps this is your first ti...
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  • [Survey] IT Monitoring Purchasing Preferences

    SolarWinds is looking for your opinion on IT monitoring purchasing preferences (perpetual vs. subscription).   In return for your participation in this survey, we will drop 500 Thwack points into your account. ...
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  • Customer Spotlight: Your Story

    Thanks to everyone for their contribution, but the submissions are now closed. It’s no surprise SolarWinds loves hearing from all of you in the community, but there’s never enough time to speak with everyo...
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  • THWACK Monthly Mission - October 2019

      October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and all the contestants line up to play a game of Security Sleuth. It seems fun, and in a way it is, until you realize the stakes. You look around you as the game is a...
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  • [SURVEY] End User Experience Monitoring

    Do you monitor the experience your users receive in the applications they access over the network?  If you don't today, would you be interested in doing that in the future?  Do your users frequently complain...
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  • THWACK Monthly Mission - September 2019

      Each application performance monitoring (APM) product is its own powerhouse—a force to be reckoned with. With all the products combined—Pingdom®, AppOptics™, Loggly®, and Papertrail...
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  • THWACK Tuesday Tips :: How to Make a Group, Add Members, and Map Relationships in the Orion Platform

    FEATURED EPISODE: How to Make a Group, Add Members, and Map Relationships in the Orion Platform October 22, 2019 Orion® Groups is a great way to organize content in your monitoring infrastructure. Creating a gr...
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  • THWACK Tuesday Tips :: How to Create Groups Using Dynamic Queries

    FEATURED EPISODE: How to Create Groups Using Dynamic Queries October 29, 2019 Grouping your monitored elements is an easy way to begin organizing the sprawl of your monitored entities. Orion® Groups is a great ...
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  • A New Answer About SolarWinds Support

    Over the years, I’ve had a chance to help staff the SolarWinds booth and represent the gamut of IT needs in nearly 100 trade shows. From networks to applications, from storage to security, and most recently hybr...
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  • THWACK [Mini] Mission: Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)

      In a bid to get in front of an ever-evolving world and ever-changing environments, some of the smartest engineers built the first man-and-machine hybrid. When you first opened your eyes, it was to the astounde...
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  • Things That Go “Bump” in the Data Center

    Telling tales of data center horrors this Halloween   October 31 is coming up soon, so it’s time for costume parties, haunted houses, and your favorite scary movies. Halloween stories are frighteningly fun...
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  • Come See SolarWinds® at Microsoft Ignite® 2019!

    While you’re at Microsoft Ignite, come visit us at booth 935 and learn how SolarWinds is making it easier to manage your systems and applications.  See how SolarWinds continues to improve our best-in-class...
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  • Organizing for Success – What’s your advice?

    Last year’s IT Trends Report found in enterprise organizations, the #1 barrier to achieving optimal performance in IT is an inadequate organizational structure. For companies of all sizes, this is the #2 barrier...
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