• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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