• 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Few Tips and Tricks When Creating NCM Config Change Templates

    As you probably know, Config Change Templates (CCT) are a very powerful feature of the Network Configuration Manager. On top of the Execute Script functionality, they add flow control statements such as conditions and...
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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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  • NCM 7.9 Is Now Generally Available!

    Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v7.9 is available today on the customer portal! For a broad overview of this release, the release notes are a great place to start. This is a particularly pleasing release as we ar...
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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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