• What's in a version number?

    SolarWinds has a long history of being easy to try and easy to buy. Those of you who own two or more Orion Platform product modules may have realized, usually when planning your next upgrade, it's not necessarily easy...
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  • How to Migrate Orion to a New Server With Zero Downtime

    If you've been using the SolarWinds® Orion® unified IT monitoring platform for more than a few years, it's likely that you've at least once migrated it to a new server. You may have migrated from a physical ...
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  • Orion Platform 2018.4 Centralized Upgrades Walkthrough

    Network Performance Monitor (NPM) 12.4 and the Orion Platform 2018.4 are now generally available in your customer portal. For those of you subscribing to the updates in What We're Working on for NPM (Updated June 1st,...
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  • Orion Platform 2019.2 - Additional Improvements

    In addition to Node status improvements, the Orion® Platform 2019.2 includes a slew of other great new features and enhancements. There’s a tremendous amount of diversity in these improvements, ranging from...
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  • Windows 2012, SQL 2012, SQL 2014 and SolarWinds products compatibility matrix

    We used to have an OS/SQL compatibility matrix for all product consolidated in this blog, but many of you have requested that we track this more formally, so here it is in a Success Center article: Windows Server 2012...
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  • Orion Architecture

    Legacy Page This blog was posted in 2011 and is no longer accurate.  For the latest information, check out the following resources:     SolarWinds Orion Platform Scalability Guide Orion Platform Arch...
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  • Preparing Your Upgrade to Orion Platform 2018.4 and Beyond - Deprecation & Other Important Items

    If you have installed or upgraded any Orion® Platform product module over the course of the last six months and were running Orion product modules on either Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or SQL Ser...
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  • Preparing For Your Next Orion Upgrade - Deprecation & Other Things You Need To Know

    Hopefully you are already reaping the benefit from the many improvements that were made in Network Performance Monitor 12.1, Server & Application Monitor 6.4, Storage Resource Monitor 6.4, Virtualization Manager 7...
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  • Why You Should Be Upgrading Orion and SQL Server

    SQL Server upgrades are a pain, I know.   And boring, too. It’s not very exciting to watch a progress bar.   Many people put off upgrading SQL Server. They wait for a business reason or an important ...
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  • IPAM 4.8 IS NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE!

    IPAM 4.8 has arrived and is now generally available! You can find this latest release in your Customer Portal. In recent releases, we’ve brought you integration with VMware vRealize Automation and Orchestrator a...
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  • Discover your Network with SolarWinds Port Scanner

    We’re happy to announce the release of SolarWinds® Port Scanner, a standalone free tool that delivers a list of open, closed, and filtered ports for each scanned IP address. Designed for network administra...
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  • Portocalypse - WMI Demystified

    Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation, better known as WMI, is powerful remote API that's available with all Windows desktop and server operating systems since Windows NT 4.0. It's enabled by default and requ...
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  • How to use the IPAM API and get "Free IP Address"

    When I talked to you - IPAM users, I've heard many times that one of the typical tasks of IP address management is obtaining available IP address(es) for selected subnet. This is tricky if you use spreadsheets and sha...
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  • Announcing General Availability of SolarWinds IP Address Manager 4.3 and User Device Tracker 3.2

    IPAM and UDT have combined like Voltron to form the new IP Control Bundle and as an IT "pro-", you may finally say goodbye to the painful and long IP Address Conflicts troubleshooting. Say goodbye to the long down-tim...
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  • IP Address Manager 4.0 coming - IP Address conflicts, BIND DNS and more...

    We know that IP Address Management is more and more important because networks became much more flexible, dynamic and people are used to bringing their own devices into corporate networks. If you've seen your What we ...
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  • How to see (not only) UDT port information in IPAM

    If you are an active user of IP Address Manager and User Device Tracker, you know that having port, IP address & connected user information is important during troubleshooting. Understanding of who is using given ...
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  • IPAM 4.1 RC1 available for download

    I'm happy to announce that IP Address Manager 4.1 RC1 is available for download and installation on your production servers. Except bug fixes, there are two new big features we added into this release of IPAM:  ...
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  • Monthly Product Manager Update - Tomorrow - 11am CT

    Please join us for a monthly product update from the SolarWinds Product Management team.   This month, we’ll delve into “What We Are Working On” for a number of our tools. We’ll discuss ...
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  • Join us For Lunch at Cisco Live?

    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...
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  • Announcing General Availability of IP Address Manager 4.0

    New IP Address Manager 4.0 just has arrived. The upgrade is available for free for all IPAM customers under active maintenance and can be downloaded from the SolarWinds customer portal.   The 4.0 comes with foll...
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