• Who Watches the Watchmen? The Orion Health Page!

    As awesome as SolarWinds applications can be at helping avoid a network crisis, sometimes disaster strikes closer to home: in the Orion® Platform itself. You come in to work one morning and click on the web page,...
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  • Applying SWQL Part 2

    Hi, all! Welcome back to the continuation of our Primer posts on SWQL and the Orion® SDK. In the last post, we showed how to create dashboards using SWQL queries. Now we’re going to take it one step further...
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  • Applying SWQL - Reports

    Hi, all! Welcome back to the continuation of our Primer posts on SWQL and the Orion® SDK. In the last post, we established how to create a query, and how to link tables together to get useful information. In this...
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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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  • 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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  • Alert! NTA 4.5 Introduces Application Flow Based Alerting

    We’re delighted to announce the release of version 4.5 of NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)!   The latest release of SolarWinds® NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is designed to help create alerts based on applica...
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  • NPM 12.4 Is Now Generally Available!

    NPM 12.4 is available today, December 4, on the Customer Portal! The release notes are a great place to get a broad overview of everything in the release. Here, I'd like to go into greater depth on the brand-new Cisco...
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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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  • WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR TOOLSET (updated on 11/23/2016)

    To receive updates on the Engineers Toolset roadmap, JOIN thwack and BOOKMARK this page.   We are constantly looking for new tools to add to our Engineer's Toolset so don't forget to vote or submit your ideas. ...
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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 KB - Knowledge Base - article We are going...
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  • Upgrading SolarWinds Orion Platform Products is Amazing

    Upgrading SolarWinds Orion Platform Products is Amazing By Destiny Bertucci               I know what you’re thinking right now, “She's out of her da...
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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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  • Deploying Custom Packages with Patch Manager

    With the release of Orion NPM 11.0 and the SAM 6.2 Beta, we are introduced to a new extension to the Orion Family: the SolarWinds Orion Agent.  We cover the below procedure step-by-step in the Orion NPM Administr...
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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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  • DPA 10.2 Now Available - Root Blockers, Idle Blockers and Deadlocks

    Time flies when you were having fun, so I must be having a blast because Database Performance Analyzer 10.2  has arrived in a blink of an eye (just 6 months since 10.1).  If you are ready, you can download i...
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  • MONITORING AZURE PAAS WITH SOLARWINDS SERVER & APPLICATION MONITOR

    As some organizations start to either move workloads to the cloud, or as they build new apps and services natively within the cloud, the number of hybrid deployments and environments are increasing exponentially. In t...
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  • Intro to API, SDK & SWQL

    Greetings All!   On the SolarWinds Sales Engineering team, my colleagues and I often get requests from customers regarding how to do something custom, whether it is simply viewing certain data about a node on it...
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  • Monitoring Microsoft Office 365 with SAM

    Companies are moving their email to cloud in droves. Let's face it, administering Microsoft Exchange is one of those jobs that when everything goes right, no one knows you exist.  And when things go wrong, every...
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  • DPA 12.0 Part 1:  Query Performance Analysis and PerfStack

    To kick off the Q3 systems releases, I am happy to announce Generally Availability of Database Performance Analyzer version 12.0.   This release focuses on analysis with two major features: Query Performance...
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  • Rick's Favorite Report #2:  Creating Simple Custom Views Showing Multiple Interfaces' Bandwidth Utilization

    Is "A Picture Worth A Thousand Words?"  Maybe even more than that!   I frequently receive requests to show departments / teams how their system(s) may be performing on the network.  It's not enough t...
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