Start:Mar 23, 2015 9:00 PM CST
End:Mar 23, 2015 11:00 PM CST
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SolarWinds Mega-Lab will be hosted by the Head Geeks on March 24th at 1:00 PM AEDT for our viewers in the Asia/Pacific region. Three SolarWinds Lab episodes will be featured back-to-back-to-back. We will hit on the new Network Performance Monitor 11.5, Server & Application Monitor 6.2, and the brand new Storage Resource Monitor. We will also introduce the new "AppStack" Converged System Monitoring Dashboard. You're welcome to join us for one episode or all three! The event schedule and episode descriptions can be found below.
Those who attend and participate in the live chat will have the opportunity to receive a free SolarWinds t-shirt*!
1:00 - 1:40 PM AEDT
NPM 11.5 - Web-based Alerting How-to Plus Wireless Heat Maps, Duplex Mismatch Detection and More!
Get your first official look at powerful NPM additions including wireless heat maps, integrated capacity planning, and duplex mismatch detection. Learn how to categorize your "unknown" devices by mapping the SNMP system OID to a fixed or variable value. You'll also see how NPM's existing rich topology information feeds the new automatic dependency mapping feature. But the core of this episode is a deep-dive into web-based alert management, which considerably extends the Orion Platform's time-proven and dependable alerting core. We'll show you how to use the new multi-element triggers, query scope, improved scheduling options, new actions, and more.
1:40 - 2:15 PM AEDT
How-To Configure the New Orion Agents and Converged Systems Monitoring (AppStack)
In this episode we'll show you how to deploy and manage the new Orion® Agents. Orion Agents? But the Geeks always said that agents are bad and agentless is the way to go. We still agree agentless is generally better, but what about systems in your DMZ or cloud? The Geeks will show you how to integrate both approaches using the new Orion Agents in parallel with direct polling. Also, Server & Application Monitor 6.2 added a converged systems monitor dashboard and new resources to visualize all elements of a service from web, to VM, to storage and the Head Geeks will demo tips and tricks to get it tuned for your datacenter. The episode concludes with a couple of other new SAM 6.2 tools like capacity forecasting.
2:15 - 3:00 PM AEDT
New Module How-To: AppInsight for IIS & Orion Storage - Storage Resource Monitor
Head Geek Patrick Hubbard invites special guests, SolarWinds Systems Group V.P. Nikki Jennings and Product Manager Kevin Sparenberg, to discuss AppInsight for IIS and to introduce the all new Orion-based product - Storage Resource Monitor. If you're already using other AppInsight modules for Exchange, SQL and others, you'll find Nikki's deep-dive helpful. She will show you how AppInsight for IIS is different and how to combine it with the new Orion Agents for easy monitoring of DMZ and cloud applications. Finally, Kevin will show you how to get started with Storage Resource Monitor, how it's different from Storage Manager, and how it integrates with Orion.
*Participants must reside in the qualifying geographic regions in order to receive a t-shirt.