• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to automate the creation of Orion Platform (aka Core) nodes from the API

    As our customers deploy more SolarWinds products, we see an increasing number of demand for a programmatic way to export and/or import nodes (as well as interfaces, volumes…) from/to an Orion instance.   ...
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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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  • 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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  • Intro to SWQL Studio

    Greetings! And welcome to the second in our series of primers on customising the Orion® Platform. Today’s post will focus on first installing and then navigating through SWQL Studio. This free utility is si...
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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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  • Automating Orion Server Installs - Builds from Scratch

    As the Product Manager for Online Demos, I need to install the SolarWinds Orion platform frequently... sometimes as much as 4 times per month.  This can get tiresome, but I've gotten some assistance from PowerShe...
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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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  • Orion AIX Agent for IBM Power Systems

    No, you haven't entered a multidimensional time warp. Nor are you having a 90's flashback. While the industry hype cycle is primarily focused on hot new trends like hybrid IT, SaaS, and containers, there lurks an unsu...
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  • How Does Orion Mark a Node as Down?

    This is a very common question we get.  What’s going on behind the scenes when a node goes into warning status, or when it’s actually down?  Well, it all starts with a simple ping.  Orion pi...
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