• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Optimizing and Automating your Infrastructure Monitoring

    Doing more with less seems to be a staple of working in IT today.  Part of that also includes doing more with the existing tools at your disposal or adding tools to make your job easier, giving you back your well...
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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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  • Orion Architecture

    This blog recaps in relatively simple terms and diagrams, the basics of Orion’s architecture.   It is obviously not exhaustive in terms of the products and the deployment combinations, but it will hopefu...
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  • Orion Platform 2017.3 - PerfStack New Features & Improvements

    Syslog SNMP Traps Zoom Data Explorer Additional Metrics Support Universal Device Pollers Network Insight for F5 & ASA Voice & Network Quality Manager Network Configuration Manager...
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  • Orion Platform: Preparing for the Upgrade to 2018.2

    Normal Upgrade Process Scalability Engines Staging Your Environment for Your Scalability Engines Upgrade   Starting with NPM 12.2, SolarWinds has embarked on a journey to transform your Orion deployme...
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  • NPM 12.3 is Now Generally Available!

    NPM 12.3 is available today, May 31st, 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 Network I...
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  • PerfStack - Real-Time Polling - Because Time is The Only Constant

    Orion and the modules which run atop the platform provide a tremendous wealth of statistical information at your fingertips for spotting trends and hotspots. That data collected is also helpful for determining if what...
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  • NPM 12.2 is Now Generally Available!

    NPM 12.2 was made available in the Customer Portal on September 13th!  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...
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  • NPM 12.1 Sneak Peek – Meraki Wireless Monitoring

    Now that you’ve seen how to use PerfStack for networks, it’s time to check out the improved MerakiⓇ wireless monitoring of NPM 12.1!   This feature was born from a simple customer request: to cover M...
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