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Our Head Geeks provide an introduction to the SolarWinds API, including SWIS, SWQL, SOAP, JSON, OS/platform interoperability, CRUD action overviews. Explore real-world technology issues and walk through practical solutions. Chat live with Head Geeks, THWACK MVPs, and users from all walks of IT. Acquire new skills. Get product insights. Our Head Geeks talk about several standard monitoring techniques and protocols, how each one works, and what the real-world use-case is for them. Learn about unleashing the full power of Advanced Alerts using custom SQL queries. We’ll demo the SQL editor to make NPM a fully operational battle station. We discuss what makes SAM components tick, so you are able to build the most comprehensive, powerful, and useful templates in your datacenter! We discuss the evolution of a sysadmin, how simplistic alerts are not as helpful as you think, and how PerfStack gives you the insight to fix performance issues. In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard, Thomas LaRock, and Destiny Bertucci dive into the automation of mapping within SolarWinds solutions. Monitor Cisco® Nexus devices, leverage automated mapping. SolarWinds addresses your scalability needs. Learn how to deploy and manage the new Orion Agents, and how to integrate agentless and agent approaches using Orion Agents in parallel with direct polling. The power of monitoring with SAM lies in the ability to create templates - collections of monitoring components which collect data from all manner of sources, from services to logfiles to synthetic tests that impersonate a real user's behavior. Being familiar with all the different options to con... Head Geeks Thomas LaRock and Destiny Bertucci explore the world of database maintenance for Orion installations. We'll look at a very puzzling circumstance where a firewall continued to reboot at ever decreasing intervals. Techniques you can use to show stubborn technologies—automated multi-step network and application maps, containers, vSANs, and server configurations—who is the REAL boss. Learn what you can to do to make alerts more effective, such as de-duplication of identical events, suppressing downstream messages, and more. Learn how to customize out-of-the-box alerts and reports in Virtualization Manager for your unique VMware, vSphere®, and Microsoft® Hyper-V® environments. One of Orion’s most powerful features is the ability to get alerts when and where you need them. Learn about alert integration for service desk and Slack. The Head Geeks cover topics from centralizing your licensing, to synchronizing host lists, to using the Internet Proxy, the Mobile Gateway Server and more. Learn how to customize the Orion® platform for your environment, including creating custom views, managing view limitations, view assignments, and more. Learn how to make NPM and other Orion products sing in a virtualized environment. Covered topics include: VM optimization, networking, and database storage.