• 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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  • VIRTUALIZATION MANAGER 8.2 IS NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE

    Starting with VMAN 8.0, and continuing with 8.1  we've streamlined how you deploy and use VMAN.  Virtualization Manager 8.2 , the latest edition of these efforts, is now available on your Customer Portal. &#...
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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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  • Portocalypse - WMI Demystified

    Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation, better known as WMI, is powerful remote API that's available with all Windows desktop and server operating systems since Windows NT 4.0. It's enabled by default and requ...
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  • NPM 12.1 Sneak Peek - Using Perfstack for Networks

    OK, OK, I admit it. My favorite new feature of NPM 12.1 is PerfStackTM which is actually a feature of the Orion® Platform (or “Core”). So my team didn’t actually build it. Darn.  Fortunatel...
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  • NPM 12.1, NCM 7.6, and VNQM 4.4 Now Available

    I’m pleased to announce three new releases are now available!   NPM 12.1   PerfStack TM Meraki Ⓡ Wireless Monitoring All your IT metrics on a shared timeline.  >> Learn more API bas...
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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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  • How to create custom SLA reports

    Something we hear quite often is "how can I build custom SLA report in Orion". Everybody who is a bit familiar with Orion knows our web-reporting tools which is the right place to start, however sometimes it requires ...
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  • Orion UI Refresh:  How feedback from users shaped the changes

    Last year, we wrote a post about the Orion User Interface (UI) Refresh in which we shared with you some changes to the look and feel of Orion you could expect to see in upcoming releases, such as reducing the visual n...
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  • PCI DSS Requirements and Your SolarWinds Installations

    Several SolarWinds products can help with various areas of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) requirements. The purpose of the PCI DSS is to set a baseline of minimum security for any vendor...
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  • HIDDEN GEMS IN ORION NETWORK ATLAS

    Orion Network Atlas, is a great utility for creating custom network diagrams. The tool is considered “Semi-Automated” Network Mapping Software. It uses the discovered network data in Orion and allows users...
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  • Create Your Own Orion Report Now

    Or everything you always wanted to know about Orion reports but were afraid to ask. This post is meant for everyone who would like to create his/her own Orion report but is not sure how to start. We have collected a f...
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  • UPDATEDx2 - SNEAK PEEK AT NPM 12

    UPDATE: NPM 12 has landed!    It took longer than usual to build this release but I can honestly say this is our biggest release in years.  NPM 12 is almost ready.   NetPath NetPath started as so...
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  • FISMA / NIST 800-53 / Risk Management Framework Compliance with SolarWinds Products

    (updated on November 12, 2015)   As a part of helping untangle compliance initiatives, a popular request on the federal side is FISMA (Federal Information Systems Management Act) Compliance and support for the R...
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  • Introducing the new "Worldwide Map" resource

    Let's Welcome the new "World Map" resource       If you've already had a chance to upgrade to the NPM 10.6 or SAM 6.0 RC's, you may have noticed the new "Worldwide Map" resource.   For those of...
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  • Reducing the Upgrade Blues

    We’ve been talking with many of you over the years and from some of those conversations we know that upgrade days, or rather, nights and weekends, aren’t really your favorite part of your job. Also, weR...
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  • How To Upgrade To NPM 11.5

    With the exciting release of Orion NPM 11.5 last week, you might be looking for all the information you might need to upgrade, and the steps to do it quickly and easily. Check the Release Notes for Orion NPM 11.5 Re...
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  • SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper Integration Options

    NETWORK TOPOLOGY MAPPER INTEGRATION WITH NETWORK ATLAS   I have had number of customer interviews lately and the most common question which arises quite often is, I have Orion Network Atlas why do I need another...
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  • What We're Working on for NPM

    Since the release on NPM 11.5 we've been hard at working building the next round of exciting functionality and improvements in existing functionality.  I'm excited to share the following list of items we're worki...
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  • Deep Packet Inspection and Analysis FAQs

    Over the course of the last few weeks we have held a number of webinars with customers about NPM version 11 and the new deep packet inspection and analysis capabilities.  Throughout those webinars, a number of co...
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