• 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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  • 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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  • Welcome to User Device Tracker 3.4, With CLI-Based Device Polling

    In our latest release of User Device Tracker (UDT), you'll discover new port discovery and polling support for Cisco Nexus switching equipment. You'll also see UDT make a cameo appearance in our Network Insight™...
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  • Rick's Favorite Report #1:  Display the last time data was transmitted or received on any switch's ports

    Our Desktop Support Team (which I'll call "EUPS" from here on--for End User Platform Support) rarely unpatches data cables from switches when PC's or printers or other devices move or are retired.  That results i...
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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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  • Log Analyzer 2.0 is now Generally Available

    I’m pleased to announce the General Availability of Log Analyzer (LA) 2.0 on the Customer Portal.  You may be wondering what Log Analyzer is. The artist formally known as Log Manager for Orion has undergone...
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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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  • Introducing VoIP & Network Quality Manager 4.6 With CUBE Monitoring

    VoIP & Network Quality Manager version 4.6 builds on the SIP trunk monitoring work we introduced in the previous release. In the last release, we introduced SIP trunk health and availability metrics monitored from...
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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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  • 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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  • Better Traffic Visibility with NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Version 4.6

    In our latest release of NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA), we’re focusing on features that deliver expanded visibility, and flexible evaluation and deployment options. For the first time, NTA is providing a signif...
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  • New & Enhanced Application Templates for SAM - Part 1 - Exchange, SQL & HANA Edition

    Content is key as new applications get released to the market, as well as new versions of products that have been out there for some time. Application templates are a critical component of what makes Server & Appl...
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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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  • Configuration Audit: Providing Historical Documentation

    The Ghosts of Config Past, Present, and Future (Well, Sort Of)   The scene is set: the curtains open to a person in bed trying to get a good night’s sleep during a dark and windy night. The hair on the bac...
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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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  • NCM v8.0 is Generally Available

    It gives me great pleasure to introduce the newest version of Network Configuration Manager (NCM), v8.0, as generally available!   I’m pretty excited about this release, as it’s jam-packed full of gr...
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  • Introducing SolarWinds Service Desk (SWSD)

    I’m excited to announce the general availability of SolarWinds Service Desk, the newest member in the SolarWinds product family, following the acquisition of Samanage.   SolarWinds Service Desk (SWSD) is...
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  • Troubleshoot your network with a new free tool – Traceroute NG

    We are happy to announce the release of SolarWinds® Traceroute NG, a standalone free tool that finds network paths and measures their performance. The original traceroute is one of the world’s most popular ...
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  • User Feedback for New Products

    We often get feedback from users on what they would like to see in the products. Sometimes the requests fit into our existing solutions, and sometimes, we decide to focus more extensively on the problem by creating a ...
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  • SMI-S Provider, what's your function?

    Brandon's A little bit of new and old about the history of computing brought back fond memories of my Apple II+ with 2 floppy drives and the 8088 I have that still boots and runs WordPerfect 4.2.  But I started t...
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