• Revisiting AppStack™

    After a long tenure working on the Orion® Platform, I’ve recently shifted my responsibilities to fully focus on Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Features designed on the platform and in SAM have eye-...
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  • 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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  • Manage and Monitor PowerShell Scripts

    Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fan of PowerShell. “Fan” is a diminutive version of the word “fanatic,” and in this instance both are true. That’s why I was so excited to see t...
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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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  • Introducing Network Insight for Palo Alto Networks

    We’re excited to introduce our Network Insight™ for Palo Alto firewalls! This is the fourth Network Insight feature, and we’re building these in direct response to your feedback about the most popula...
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  • ORION PLATFORM 2019.2 - ORION MAPS 2.0

    The Orion® Platform is designed to consolidate monitoring into a single source of truth, taking massive amounts of data and making it easier to identify issues in complex environments. A key component to this is ...
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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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  • Server Configuration Manager 1.1 is Now Available!  Who Made the Change?

    I'm very excited to announce that SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) 1.1 is now available for download! This release expands on SCM 1.0 capabilities, both giving more detail for each change detected, and ad...
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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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  • Drag & Drop Answers to Your Toughest IT Questions

    We've all been there at some point or another. For some of us it's a daily ritual, for others, it's what haunts our dreams at night.   I'm speaking, of course, about troubleshooting complex multi-faceted IT issu...
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  • Security Event Manager 6.7 is Now Available

    Security Event Manager (SEM) 6.7 is now available on your Customer Portal. You're probably wondering what exactly Security Event Manager is? It's the product formally known as Log and Event Manager (LEM). LEM has alwa...
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  • Orion Platform 2019.2 - Enhanced Node Status

    Status is arguably one of the most important aspects of any monitoring solution. It's a key component for visually notifying you that something is amiss in your environment, as well as being an important aid in the tr...
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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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  • What We're Working on for NTM

    There is a lot more NTM could do and that I want it to do.  If we go and build those things we have to raise the price though.  I don't want to raise the price.  There are already options for people tha...
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  • Cutting Down On Alerting Noise: Guest Post From Support

    I’ve been with SolarWinds going on 8 years now, working with the Support Team, so it came as no surprise to me when I saw how many of you answered our poll last month that Alerts, specifically, filtering out the...
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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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  • Automating Incident Creation With Orion

    When we launched SolarWinds® Service Desk (SWSD), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I was very excited to see a new solution to handle incident management, asset management, an internal knowledge base,...
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  • 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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  • SWQL Walkthrough

    Hi, all!  And welcome back to our discussion on the SDK and all things SWQL. So, at this point, we’ve briefly introduced SWQL, but today we’re going to get down to building queries with SWQL and talk ...
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  • Orion multi-tenant deployments

    This blog complements the information available here, related to what SolarWinds has to offer to the Managed Service Providers (read also the FAQs) and focuses on the multi-tenancy capabilities of SolarWinds NPM netwo...
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