• The Curious Case of the "Dead" Nodes

    The Problem… The Birth of an Idea What's the Frequency? The Power of SQL/SWQL in an Alert Trigger Defining the Alert Actions The Proof Is in the Results Manually Testing the PowerShell Scr...
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  • ORION PLATFORM 2019.2 - ORION MAPS 2.0

    The Orion® Platform is designed to consolidate monitoring into a single source of truth, taking massive amounts of data and making it easier to identify issues in complex environments. A key component to this is ...
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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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  • 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 2019.2 - Enhanced Node Status

    Status is arguably one of the most important aspects of any monitoring solution. It's a key component for visually notifying you that something is amiss in your environment, as well as being an important aid in the tr...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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