• Keeping Your Secrets Secret

    MONDAY, 11:32PM RADIUS is down and now you can’t log into the core routers. That’s a shame because you’re pretty sure that you know what the problem is, and if you could log in, you could fix it....
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  • thwack Monthly Mission - August 2015

    Coming off of SolarWinds' annual virtual learning event, thwackCamp 2015 provided thousands of attendees with several deep-dive, best practice and how-to sessions on a number of topics regarding SolarWinds products an...
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  • Are you new(ish) to Orion? We want to speak with you!

    We are currently looking for 4-5 users who fall in the criteria listed below and would be willing to participate in a User Experience session - which awards 2,000 thwack points and you get to work with some really awe...
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  • Orchestration Considerations on Disaster Recovery As A Service

    In previous posts, I’ve explored differing aspects of concerns regarding orchestrations from a management level on Application Deployment, particularly in hybrid environments, and what to both seek and avoid in ...
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  • A Deep Dive into Storage Technologies

    Most organizations rely heavily on their data, and managing all that information can be challenging. Data storage comes with a range of complex considerations, including:   Rapid business growth creates an incr...
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  • thwack Monthly Mission - May 2015

    Spring has sprung, and there's no better time to get your IT together! Join us this month for a season of polishing your help desk with an insight-packed mission. Complete our weekly IT spring cleaning checklist and b...
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  • Mr. Robot: When Cyber Security Fiction Meets Reality

    First off, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Damon, and I am the Managing Editor of Geek Speak. I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to post a blog. But that said, I’d like to thank you al...
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    Well, if you have been following along with my DBaaS series you know that we are slowly getting through the different services I mentioned in the first article. Up this week is Amazon Web Services' (AWS) RDS offering....
    created by recklessop
  • A Deep Dive into Storage Technologies - Part 2

    The latest innovations in storage technology allow organizations to maximize their investment by getting the most out of their storage systems. The desired outcome of optimally managed data storage is that it helps bu...
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  • When Good OIDs Go Bad: Customizing Device Pollers

    In my last post, I spoke about different ways to Alert in NPM, pairing multiple features together to create powerful ways to create granular alerts and to really reduce on alerting noise.   Well, that’s al...
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  • Server & Application Monitor - What we're working on beyond SAM 6.2

    Server & Application Monitor 6.2 included a boatload of great new features that are going to be difficult to top, but that isn't going to stop us from trying. Here is a sneak peek at just a few of the items the te...
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  • Congratulations to our Q3 MVPs!

    Congratulations are in order to the following folks for reaching the ranks of the elite thwack MVPs! Please meet our new MVPs below! To see the rest of our MVP roster or to learn more about how you can join, see h...
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  • NCM Compliance Reports Simplified

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Compliance Simplified                   Security is at an all-time high for many network...
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  • What should you consider in building a good patch management strategy?

    The recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars over a remote hack vulnerability is just another patch management headache waiting to happen—only on a larger scale and more frequently. But that’s the f...
    Narendran Vaideeswaran
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  • Windows 10: An Honest Review.

    Okay, I'm sure you've read my thrashing concerning Windows 8 and the slight pep I had towards Windows 8.1. Now we have Windows 10. I'll keep this brief. (Probably not.) The good: Total download and installation t...
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  • Wait...how come I'm not being moderated anymore?

    We finally did it! We built our own spam filter plug-in since we were having so many challenges with the existing spam filters, and we released it just last week! Being the geek that I am, this new plug-in has made me...
    created by mrs.alterego
  • Net Admin Likes Candlelight Dinners, Good Conversation, and Long (SNMP) Walks

    OK, no, not really. No, we haven't changed the format here on thwack: though you can get some good conversation in our forums, no one is going to suggest the use of candles in your network closet. And this graphic jus...
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  • Database Cloud Concerns – Security and Latency

      I’ve recently done a couple of articles about cloud databases and there have been a several common responses. First, it’s clear (and I can understand why) that moving your databases to the cloud is...
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  • 5 Deadly SysAdmin Sins

    If a bunch of SysAdmins all went out for a beer (or two) after work, there is a 99% chance they would swap user stories from their “hall-of-shame” collections. It’s hard to believe this day in age th...
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  • Picture This: A World Without IT Pros

    “You’ve been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.”   OK, it may seem strange to quote a Christmas flick right about now, but even in the middle o...
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