• You Don't Know thwack - The Onboarding Mission

    Limited time promotion available between April 6th and May 1st.  Those who join thwack and complete the tasks listed below will be entered to win 1 of 3 MacBook Pros and earn 1,500 thwack points!  Terms &...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • What We're Working On - DameWare

    To receive updates on the DameWare roadmap, JOIN thwack and BOOKMARK this page. We launched a new version of DameWare in December which provided a tight integration with Web Help Desk and we are in a new year and t...
    last modified by nitesailor
  • Ambassador Monthly Engagement Contest -- Get Nano'd

    Hey everyone, Let me start off with a bit of reassurance to our more reactionary friends out there. No, there is no lack of engagement and we are not trying to make up for any kind of lull in engagement on the site. ...
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  • Who want's to talk to Product Manager about bandwidh network issues? 2000 Thwack points reward!

    It's easy, spend 15 minutes on a phone, friendly chat with Product Management about how you deal with network bandwidth issues or unknown application detection. As a bonus you will receive 2000 thwack points. If you ...
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  • thwack Monthly Mission - April 2015

    Whew... It's already April folks. It had me thinking about just how long we've been running monthly missions on thwack.  Quick history lesson, the first thwack monthly mission kicked off in January 2013 and we've...
    last modified by DanielleH

    Coming fresh off the Virtualization Manager  (VMAN) 6.2 release in which we added management action functionality (power management and snapshot management) and AppStack support (to name just a few features) the ...
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  • Evolve or Face Extinction: The Nature of Change Management

    Two recent thwack conversations touched on the theme of change and initiated tremendous engagement from community members. The first article, Moving Network Configuration Management Forward by lindsayhill, discussed n...
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  • What is the difference between High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery?

    Over the coming weeks I will be posting a series of blog posts on common misconception, questions, issues etc. that I have run into over the years that we have been offering the Failover Engine.  The most common ...
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  • The Quickest “Getting Started with Cisco QoS”

    It’s the best of times. It’s the worst of times. Well...not quite! However, it certainly is the age of technology offering immediate ROI, sky high cost savings, and even magic that can help add to an organ...
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  • 2015 IT Skills That Will Pay Them Bills

    I’ve talked at length about how technology and skills will fuel the IT career path, including why Hybrid Cloud matters to IT pros. I’ve also talked about how IT generalists, admins with a broad range of IT...
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  • The Challenges of Calculating Help Desk ROI

    At some point IT will be asked to make a business case for some expense related to the Help Desk. It could be to justify hiring new staff, laptop upgrades, training, or to avoid the axe in a time of tightening budgets...
    created by davemhenry
  • thwack Monthly Mission - March 2015

    You are about to embark on a journey into the deepest enigma of scientific discovery—the cosmos. Join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Kip Thorne, Arthur Dent, and Buzz Lightyear on your own epic odysse...
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  • Medical Records – Big game hunting for data thieves

    If you are a security practitioner and haven’t heard about the 80 million personal records lifted from Anthem’s database yesterday you missed some exciting news, both good and bad. Clearly the loss of so m...
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  • A Lap around AppStack

    What is AppStack?  AppStack is a new technology that brings multiple SolarWinds products together in a new innovative way. AppStack provides visibility to the different infrastructure elements that are supportin...
    created by joeld
  • Let`s Prepare SCP Exam (Easily)

    For novice it will be a bit difficult. but if you put yourself to think like a troubleshooter & having Basic knowledge in R&S Or SNMP Like Protocols behavior, Port nos.& Log/Events. This certificate exam w...
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  • A Few Tips and Tricks When Creating NCM Config Change Templates

    As you probably know, Config Change Templates (CCT) are a very powerful feature of the Network Configuration Manager. On top of the Execute Script functionality, they add flow control statements such as conditions and...
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  • Thin Provisioning—Have You Moved From Fat to Thin?

    As an admin, how do you ensure that you don’t run out of disk space? In my opinion, thin provisioning is the best option. It reduces the amount of storage that needs to be purchased for any application to start ...
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  • Metrics: Why the Support Center Manager Looks Confused, and Why That Should Stop

    Metrics and measurements are incredibly important to businesses these days. Every second matters, and every dollar matters.  Metrics have always been a topic of discussion, debate, frustration and conversation in...
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  • State of IT – Technology Adoption Trends

    Being IT pros, we pride ourselves in being tech savvy and keeping abreast of technology developments in the industry. Recently, Spiceworks released a technology adoption report highlighting a survey conducted with ove...
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  • Over Committing of Storage Space

    In my previous blogs, I provided an overview of thin provisioning and discussed moving from fat to thin with thin provisioning. Now, I’d like to talk about over allocation or over committing of storage space. Wh...
    created by praveenmanohar