[thwackCamp 2013 Chat Log] Port 17777: Introduction to the SolarWinds API

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    10/11/2013 11:0072.37.171.100TerranceKennedy1337
    10/11/2013 11:0067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLOL
    10/11/2013 11:0066.112.206.6Chiplol
    10/11/2013 11:0066.112.206.6Chiphaven't seen that one in a while
    10/11/2013 11:0067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardK3w1
    10/11/2013 11:0066.112.206.6Chiplol, my NCM database maintenance job e-mailed at lift off
    10/11/2013 11:0181.179.20.113RhidianSHectic day
    10/11/2013 11:01206.246.28.252billygood beforenoon
    10/11/2013 11:0181.179.20.113RhidianSBut 17:00 here, work day ends and I'm stopping till after this prezzo
    10/11/2013 11:01118.209.171.97Shuth03:00 here... work day definitely over
    10/11/2013 11:0271.64.110.224LeonAdatoand I'll explain how to say SWQL" out loud without your coworkers laughing at you"
    10/11/2013 11:0281.179.20.113RhidianShaha
    10/11/2013 11:02206.246.28.252billy1100 here
    10/11/2013 11:0271.64.110.224LeonAdatoNICE graphic.
    10/11/2013 11:0271.64.110.224LeonAdatoI will be stealing that one.
    10/11/2013 11:0267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardThx!
    10/11/2013 11:0267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardYou want me to put it on Thwack?
    10/11/2013 11:0271.64.110.224LeonAdatoYES!
    10/11/2013 11:02173.251.53.34Annecan the API be installed on a linux system?
    10/11/2013 11:0371.64.110.224LeonAdatoI see a whole new board: Useful graphics.
    10/11/2013 11:0371.64.110.224LeonAdatothat one, the gif of the guy punching the "how do you feel" board, etc.
    10/11/2013 11:0367.79.13.15PatrickHubbardYou have to unpack it on Windows, but then you can copy off all the goodies to Linux.
    10/11/2013 11:0371.64.110.224LeonAdatoAnneYes
    10/11/2013 11:04173.251.53.34AnneLeonAdatois there a link to how we can install the API on linux?
    10/11/2013 11:0471.64.110.224LeonAdatoCurious who at SW had a thing for astronomy.
    10/11/2013 11:0471.64.110.224LeonAdatoOrion, Cirrus, ...
    10/11/2013 11:0467.79.13.15PatrickHubbardAnneIt's in the docs
    10/11/2013 11:04173.251.53.34AnneLeonAdatook
    10/11/2013 11:0471.64.110.224LeonAdatoyou didn't keep the star-names for long, but it was definitely "a thing"
    10/11/2013 11:0467.79.13.15PatrickHubbardAnneand pre-built Python code
    10/11/2013 11:0567.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatoAhhh Cirrus..
    10/11/2013 11:06118.209.171.97ShuthWhy so Cirrus?
    10/11/2013 11:06206.246.28.252billySWIS rocks
    10/11/2013 11:0667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardAnneSWQL, there I said it
    10/11/2013 11:0671.64.110.224LeonAdatoor as I call it "We're calling it Ciru.. oh wait we'll just buy Kiwi CatTools"
    10/11/2013 11:0671.64.110.224LeonAdato2005 was a funny year for SolarWinds.
    10/11/2013 11:0767.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdato
    10/11/2013 11:0771.64.110.224LeonAdatoBet me.
    10/11/2013 11:0771.64.110.224LeonAdato(abused database in ways you can't even imagine)
    10/11/2013 11:0867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatoDid you build a NetFlow data generator? Huh, HUH?!
    10/11/2013 11:0866.112.206.6ChipI really need to get the ball rolling on a dev npm setup.
    10/11/2013 11:09206.246.28.252billwsdl, made lots of em
    10/11/2013 11:0967.79.13.15PatrickHubbardChipBeing able to test alerts and reports and then export them is super handy.
    10/11/2013 11:0971.64.110.224LeonAdatoPulled SIP call stats using NDP, summarized it to a separate table using a database trigger, injected it BACK into the UnDP poller tables using a fake UndP ID number and re-assigning it to the original node
    10/11/2013 11:09206.246.28.252billsimple object access protocol
    10/11/2013 11:0971.64.110.224LeonAdatoSo that I could get the "number of SIP calls in progress" statistic off voice gateways.
    10/11/2013 11:0967.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdato<bows>
    10/11/2013 11:0966.112.206.6ChipPatrickHubbardYep, going to call our account manager after this presentation
    10/11/2013 11:1067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatohttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/thread/39001
    10/11/2013 11:1071.64.110.224LeonAdatoChiptalk to sales about pricing. They often are willing to give discounts when you tell them it's for a lab.
    10/11/2013 11:1071.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardIt was for a previous client.
    10/11/2013 11:1071.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardWhat happens in Chicago stays in Chicago.
    10/11/2013 11:10206.246.28.252billyou can access wdsl from any platform
    10/11/2013 11:1166.112.206.6ChipJoshplan on it. thinking the smallest product with sql express, nothing to intensive.
    10/11/2013 11:11206.246.28.252billnormally xml return
    10/11/2013 11:1171.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardUm... I'd have to challenge that statement (docs are really good)
    10/11/2013 11:1167.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbillCorrect, just use port 17778
    10/11/2013 11:1167.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbilland you can get JSON now too
    10/11/2013 11:1271.64.110.224LeonAdatoverbs aren't completely listed, all parameters not laid out, no real information on how to parse out XML
    10/11/2013 11:1271.64.110.224LeonAdato... wait... JSON???
    10/11/2013 11:12206.246.28.252billFREAKING AWESOME!!
    10/11/2013 11:1267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbillI'm going to demo it in a sec
    10/11/2013 11:12206.246.28.252billyou can import to a dataset from xml
    10/11/2013 11:13206.246.28.252billit is good to not support *
    10/11/2013 11:13206.246.28.252billor drop
    10/11/2013 11:13118.209.171.97ShuthI think I'm going with "squeakle"
    10/11/2013 11:1367.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbillbut you can build jQuery web widigits with JSON ;-)
    10/11/2013 11:1371.64.110.224LeonAdatoLeonIsMyHeroHey Bill. You're pretty funny.
    10/11/2013 11:13206.246.28.252billi know.
    10/11/2013 11:1365.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeroHow can I use the SolarWinds API to add volumes to monitoring?  I didn't see anything in the API/object/verb docs.  I see how to manually add them, but not how to add them with auto-discovered values ...?
    10/11/2013 11:1465.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeroInterfaces = easy.  Volumes = ???
    10/11/2013 11:1467.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonIsMyHeroCRUD
    10/11/2013 11:14172.10.42.197TimDannerWe don't have a verb for volume discovery yet
    10/11/2013 11:1471.64.110.224LeonAdatoTimDanner:-(
    10/11/2013 11:1465.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeroOk.  Thanks for that info, Tim.
    10/11/2013 11:1471.64.110.224LeonAdatoWhy do volumes get no love?
    10/11/2013 11:1467.79.13.15PatrickHubbardTimDannerHey there's the man
    10/11/2013 11:1571.64.110.224LeonAdatoIt's not in the drop down on "Manage Nodes"
    10/11/2013 11:15206.246.28.252billLeon Leon, you are too
    10/11/2013 11:15118.209.171.97ShuthLeonAdatoAgreed - wheres the volume dropdown in Manage Nodes!
    10/11/2013 11:1565.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeroTim: Can it be hacked, somehow? Manual discovery outside SolarWinds and then addition via manual SWIS->Create(), perhaps?
    10/11/2013 11:15206.246.28.252billit has entities,
    10/11/2013 11:1571.64.110.224LeonAdatoIt seems like it's become the red-headed stepchild (no offense meant to stepchildren)
    10/11/2013 11:15172.10.42.197TimDannerIf you ran Network Sonar Discovery in the website, the volume info should be in the Orion.DiscoveredVolumes. You could use that to inform a manual volume add (CRUD) script.
    10/11/2013 11:16118.209.171.97ShuthLeonAdatohey... what about redheads?
    10/11/2013 11:16206.246.28.252billno offense. im not a setpchild nor do i have one. it seems like it though.
    10/11/2013 11:1665.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeroTim: OK.  I noted that here in notepad.exe and will research.  Thanks!
    10/11/2013 11:1671.64.110.224LeonAdato....[Emotion=emdgust.gif]
    10/11/2013 11:1765.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeroSeparate question: is there a way, via the SDK/API, to tick the box under "List Resources" that says "CPU & Memory"?
    10/11/2013 11:1765.24.223.98LeonIsMyHero(for a "node" / server)
    10/11/2013 11:17172.10.42.197TimDannerLeonAdatoThat's equivalent to adding the right entry for that node to Orion.Pollers.
    10/11/2013 11:1771.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrick/Tim: what we (me and Bill) are doing is building a script that compares our internal inventory db to what's in SolarWinds, and adds whatever is missing.
    10/11/2013 11:17172.10.42.197TimDannerLeonAdatoBut with the current API you need to know which poller to use. It varies by vendor.
    10/11/2013 11:18172.10.42.197TimDannerLeonIsMyHeroOops, that answer was for LeonIsMyHero
    10/11/2013 11:1871.64.110.224LeonAdatoBut we want it to also scan for interfaces and add ONLY the ones that we want (not all the PPP, QOS, etc garbage) and do the same for volumes (not /^.memory.*$/, not cd's, etc)
    10/11/2013 11:1867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatoIs that an asset manager tool?
    10/11/2013 11:1865.192.236.140JFrazierLeonAdatoFunny...  have been a redheaded step child and currently have one.
    10/11/2013 11:1867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardJFrazier
    10/11/2013 11:1971.64.110.224LeonAdatoJFrazier[Emotion=embeer.gif]
    10/11/2013 11:19206.246.28.252billthe url, is that really a good way to pass SWQL?
    10/11/2013 11:1981.179.20.113RhidianSLeonAdatoThat woulfacesd be great to preselect inter
    10/11/2013 11:19172.10.42.197TimDannerPatrickHubbardWhat's up with the INNER JOIN to NodesCustomProperties? You could just use a navigation property.
    10/11/2013 11:19206.246.28.252billdont we have a limit on the characters?
    10/11/2013 11:19172.10.42.197TimDannerbillyou can also send the query as POST data
    10/11/2013 11:1967.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbillIt's super handy because you don't need any other code
    10/11/2013 11:19206.246.28.252billah
    10/11/2013 11:20172.10.42.197TimDannerbillBut patrick is doing it in the URL so he can demo it in the browser
    10/11/2013 11:20206.246.28.252billbetter.
    10/11/2013 11:20172.10.42.197TimDannerbillTo use POST data you would need to use curl or something.
    10/11/2013 11:2081.179.20.113RhidianSLeonAdatoThat would be great to preselect interface types
    10/11/2013 11:20172.10.42.197TimDannerbillWhich is how I test it.
    10/11/2013 11:20206.246.28.252billsounds good
    10/11/2013 11:2071.64.110.224LeonAdatowe use a lot of custom properties - both at the node AND interface/volume level.
    10/11/2013 11:2067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbillIn my code I'm using that url, but wrapped in an app not a browser.
    10/11/2013 11:2171.64.110.224LeonAdatoThe data for those properties is either in our inventory database OR it can be programatically determined.
    10/11/2013 11:2171.64.110.224LeonAdatoThe "owner" of the disks that have "sapbasis" in their volume caption would the SAP team, right?
    10/11/2013 11:21206.246.28.252billdoes it capture any server or viewstate?
    10/11/2013 11:2171.64.110.224LeonAdatoso we want to scan all disks, add the ones we want, and then update the custom properties based on those rules.
    10/11/2013 11:2267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatocool
    10/11/2013 11:2265.192.236.140JFrazierLeonAdatoIn my best Conan voice-- "CRUD"
    10/11/2013 11:22172.10.42.197TimDannerbillThe JSON API is separate from the interactive website, so it doesn't share any session or viewstate info with the regular website.
    10/11/2013 11:22206.246.28.252billPatrickHubbardi see, that much safer and betta
    10/11/2013 11:2271.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardWell, yeah it's cool but we can't right now.
    10/11/2013 11:2271.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardcause Volume info isn't supported.
    10/11/2013 11:2271.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardright?
    10/11/2013 11:2312.163.55.2TAI'CRUD' - What you say when your program deletes all your node information.
    10/11/2013 11:2367.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatoTim said he put it on his notepad!
    10/11/2013 11:2367.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdato;-)
    10/11/2013 11:23172.10.42.197TimDannerTAINice!
    10/11/2013 11:2367.79.13.15PatrickHubbardTAIHence my 2nd slide
    10/11/2013 11:2467.79.13.15PatrickHubbardTAInot that I've done it.  (I did)
    10/11/2013 11:2667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardTa Da!
    10/11/2013 11:26206.246.28.252billPatrickHubbardupdate, delete...
    10/11/2013 11:2767.79.13.15PatrickHubbardTehre are examples in the docs.
    10/11/2013 11:2765.24.223.98LeonIsMyHeronice picture of a Raspberry Pi ;-)
    10/11/2013 11:2767.79.13.15PatrickHubbardbillDELETE https://localhost:17778/SolarWinds/InformationService/v3/Json/swis://tdanner-dev.swdev.local/Orion/Orion.Pollers/PollerID=16 HTTP/1.1 Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46 User-Agent: curl/7.20.0 (i386-pc-win32) libcurl/7.20.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3 Host: localhost:17778 Accept: */*
    10/11/2013 11:2867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonIsMyHerohe he
    10/11/2013 11:2867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonIsMyHeroMy daughter thinks it's hers.  She 5, and it's not.
    10/11/2013 11:2912.37.153.190STORNhey -
    10/11/2013 11:2971.64.110.224LeonAdatoPatrickHubbardNice presentation
    10/11/2013 11:29206.246.28.252billgood stuff
    10/11/2013 11:2981.179.20.113RhidianSahhh (can she program it yet?)
    10/11/2013 11:2965.24.223.98LeonIsMyHerohow come there is no Volume discovery verbs in the SolarWinds API/SDK, but the web interface can do it?  can we use DLL library files on the server itself to do some of that, perhaps?
    10/11/2013 11:2912.37.153.190STORNcan you start over I got called away by my boss
    10/11/2013 11:2965.192.236.140JFrazierCoolness
    10/11/2013 11:2967.79.13.15PatrickHubbardThanks.
    10/11/2013 11:2912.163.55.2TAINice presentation Patrick
    10/11/2013 11:29151.166.15.122ScottSGreat job and geat tool
    10/11/2013 11:2967.79.13.15ReneThe video will be available below ---- scroll down.
    10/11/2013 11:29118.209.171.97ShuthPatrickHubbardNice presentation Patrick - will have to have a play around!  (ON PRODUCTION! mwahah >.> )
    10/11/2013 11:2980.169.91.226stuartwhytePatrickHubbardExcellent presentation, Thanks
    10/11/2013 11:29208.78.228.100AniketPatrickHubbardNice presentation !
    10/11/2013 11:2971.64.110.224LeonAdatoYeah, now Bill (LeonIsMy...) and I gang up on you.
    10/11/2013 11:3081.179.20.113RhidianSWas good and worth stopping back for, I shall watch again later.
    10/11/2013 11:3081.179.20.113RhidianScheers!
    10/11/2013 11:3067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardRhidianSShe does her "homework" which is basically typing words in the textpad and plays a few games
    10/11/2013 11:3061.245.160.229udayatrying t find edit custom properties on web interface but not available
    10/11/2013 11:3067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardShuthPLEASE do that, not
    10/11/2013 11:3071.161.104.214SimonPlexxiPatrickHubbardHi Patrick, check out the Python library I built. https://github.com/github-plexxi/SolarWindsOrionREST
    10/11/2013 11:3071.64.110.224LeonAdatoWhen I was developing my script, I had to add the Perl modules for XML parsing.
    10/11/2013 11:3067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardShuthactually, you can just stick with SQWL at first
    10/11/2013 11:3071.64.110.224LeonAdatomy perception is that working with JSON is easier.
    10/11/2013 11:3171.64.110.224LeonAdatoAnything I'm missing before I start on that?
    10/11/2013 11:31151.166.15.122ScottSDownload URL again?
    10/11/2013 11:3167.79.13.15PatrickHubbardSimonPlexxiI'll do that, thx!
    10/11/2013 11:31118.209.171.97ShuthPatrickHubbardIt's ok - I have VMs I can run evals up on very easily. Snapshot back if required
    10/11/2013 11:3168.185.227.236GregMssed part of the chat I am curious is there anyway to tie some of he SAM templates to a device via the sdk?
    10/11/2013 11:31172.10.42.197TimDannerScottShttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/thread/39001
    10/11/2013 11:3167.79.13.15PatrickHubbardhttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/thread/39001
    10/11/2013 11:3271.64.110.224LeonAdatogotcha.
    10/11/2013 11:3267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardShuthIt's interesting, I'd say 75% of Orions are running on VMs now.
    10/11/2013 11:3271.64.110.224LeonAdatowhen will you add access to the SAM pieces.
    10/11/2013 11:3267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardShuthAnd 40% of SQL
    10/11/2013 11:32172.10.42.197TimDannerGregThere's a verb for that: Orion.APM.Application.CreateApplication
    10/11/2013 11:32172.10.42.197TimDannerGregYou specify the ApplicationTemplateID and CredentialID
    10/11/2013 11:3367.79.13.15PatrickHubbardTimDannerOh yea!
    10/11/2013 11:3368.185.227.236GregSweet!
    10/11/2013 11:3371.64.110.224LeonAdatohuh. So I can add my application templates but not my volumes?
    10/11/2013 11:33151.166.15.122ScottSThanks!
    10/11/2013 11:3371.64.110.224LeonAdato(just can't get off that refrain!) ;-)
    10/11/2013 11:33172.10.42.197TimDannerLeonAdatoPretty much
    10/11/2013 11:34118.209.171.97ShuthPatrickHubbardOur prod SW is a VM. SQL is a physical but it could be virtual given how minor the SW database is on it.\nI'll do some reading and have a play in a lab   Thanks again for the presentation
    10/11/2013 11:3567.79.13.15PatrickHubbardShuthNo problem.  Glad you guys liked it.  After years with my fingers in the DB, this is so much cleaner, and I can hit it from Linux.
    10/11/2013 11:3612.163.55.2TAII am going to have to redo all my spreadsheet connections now, but this should make that easier.
    10/11/2013 11:3667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardAlso so now when you read in Mobile Admin, Alert Central, Lem, VMan etc that you need 17777 or 17778 open, now you know what's up. ;-)
    10/11/2013 11:38118.209.171.97Shuthadditional pollers, etc
    10/11/2013 11:384.49.114.135zibaI RSVP but never received the link on time to watch this.
    10/11/2013 11:39118.209.171.97ShuthzibaIt's recorded. It should able below shortly if you refresh
    10/11/2013 11:39118.209.171.97Shuthzibaappear*
    10/11/2013 11:3967.79.13.15ReneThe Port 17777 is available in the playlist below under Day 4.
    10/11/2013 11:3967.79.13.15ReneVideo that is...
    10/11/2013 11:3967.79.13.15Renealso available now on YouTube
    10/11/2013 11:4067.79.13.15PatrickHubbardReneThx Rene!
    10/11/2013 11:4067.79.13.15Renehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BCxmcfVnNw
    10/11/2013 11:41205.245.72.4familyofcrowesGREAT ThwackCamp  happy you did this!!!!
    10/11/2013 11:4267.79.13.15PatrickHubbardfamilyofcrowesThere you are!
    10/11/2013 11:4467.79.13.15PatrickHubbardfamilyofcrowesI'm gettin hungry.  ;-) Anyone have more questions before I take off?
    10/11/2013 11:4567.79.13.41CaraHey Everyone, the day 4 mission is about to open in 15 minutes! Don't forget to take the quiz for a chance to win a JamBox!!
    10/11/2013 11:4566.129.74.228MikeSappWhat level of query/ powershell experience would you suggest before using the API?
    10/11/2013 11:45118.209.171.97ShuthPatrickHubbard*hands over a TimTam* enjoy!
    10/11/2013 11:4767.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSappI'm not a PS guru.. I just don't want to embrace it.  My personal issue I know, but it only took a little while to get started.  The great thing is there are 6 other examples in the kit including .net and Python, so if you want to use Perl, go for it.
    10/11/2013 11:4866.129.74.228MikeSappThanks!
    10/11/2013 11:4867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSappI'd pick your preferred tool first then learn the API with that tool rather than learn powershell just to use it.
    10/11/2013 11:4867.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSappThe only exception might be if you want to go bananas with alerts that call PS scripts that use the API to do magic..
    10/11/2013 11:5567.79.13.15PatrickHubbardAny more questions?
    10/11/2013 11:5571.64.110.224LeonAdatoNah, go grab some lunch
    10/11/2013 11:5667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSappAlso feel free to hit me up on thwack or catch me and Lawrence on the SolarWinds Lab shows.
    10/11/2013 11:5671.64.110.224LeonAdatowhere would these "SOlarWinds Lab Shows" be happening?
    10/11/2013 11:5667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSapplab.solarwinds.com
    10/11/2013 11:5667.79.13.15Renehttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/labs_tht/solarwinds-lab
    10/11/2013 11:5667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSapphttp://lab.solarwinds.com
    10/11/2013 11:5671.64.110.224LeonAdatoI've been begging sales to tell me where you guys are making appearances so I can schedule my convention dollars
    10/11/2013 11:5667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardMikeSapplol
    10/11/2013 11:5667.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatolol
    10/11/2013 11:57118.209.171.97ShuthLeonAdatoAustralia!
    10/11/2013 11:5767.79.13.15PatrickHubbardLeonAdatowe do Head Geek live shows from events.. so if you're there, you'll be holding a mic
    10/11/2013 11:5771.64.110.224LeonAdatoAh. Roit. Cheers mate.
    10/11/2013 11:5871.64.110.224LeonAdatoI take that as an invitation, not a threat.
    10/11/2013 11:59118.209.171.97ShuthLeonAdatoNeed to experience a Tim Tam Slam
    10/11/2013 12:5067.79.13.41danielle.higginswe have a winner of the GoPro Hero3!!
    10/11/2013 12:50206.246.28.252billLeonAdatodo you have the chat log for the API?
    10/11/2013 12:51206.246.28.252billLeonAdatoi logged off. and would like to have it.
    10/11/2013 12:5166.195.91.187JimShankdanielle.higginsIs it me?
    10/11/2013 12:5267.79.13.41danielle.higginsJimShankI wish we could give one away to everyone! (including myself... I've been looking at the GoPro for awhile now)
    10/11/2013 12:5267.79.13.41danielle.higginsJimShankCONGRATULATIONS jhay317!! I will contact you via email to gather your shipping information.
    10/11/2013 12:5366.195.91.187JimShankdanielle.higginsAh well, time to try for that Jawbone JamBox!
    10/11/2013 12:5367.79.13.41danielle.higginswhoops, sorry Jim. That message was meant for everyone.
    10/11/2013 12:5467.79.13.41danielle.higginsYep, everyone has until Noon CT tomorrow to complete the Day 4 mission. We will draw for a winner on Monday, October 14th.
    10/11/2013 12:5467.79.13.41danielle.higginshttp://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1378227/b4e43bcf4f98
    10/11/2013 12:5467.79.13.41danielle.higginsTHEN, we'll also have the GRAND PRIZE drawing on Monday, October 14th.
    10/11/2013 12:5567.79.13.41danielle.higginsWho is in it to win the Xbox One Day One Edition?!
    10/11/2013 12:5799.52.76.22Tomwho wouldn't want a free Xbox One?
    10/11/2013 12:5766.112.206.6Chipjust finished the day 4 quiz, all 100's
    10/11/2013 12:5766.112.206.6Chip100%
    10/11/2013 12:57173.13.67.184fitzy141woot me since my pre-order got a little messed up ...would love it
    10/11/2013 12:5867.79.13.41danielle.higgins*please note the Xbox One doesn't release until November 22nd, but we have a confirmed pre-order and will ship to the winner when we receive it*
    10/11/2013 13:0099.52.76.22TomI, for one, have no problem waiting a month or so for a free xbox!
    10/11/2013 13:00118.209.171.97ShuthLeonAdatoI vote for a non-US resident competition
    10/11/2013 13:00118.209.171.97Shuthoops- meant to all
    10/11/2013 13:0167.79.13.41danielle.higginsShuthwe hear you. We had a meeting with our APAC and EMEA teams this morning to discuss how we can open competitions and the thwack Store internationally.
    10/11/2013 13:0167.79.13.41danielle.higginsShuthJust know we are working on it.
    10/11/2013 13:04118.209.171.97Shuthdanielle.higginsOh I know - just stirring! Typically it's a legal thing 
    10/11/2013 13:0867.79.13.41danielle.higginsShuthYou should connect with Louise, she is here in the Austin office this week but she is based in Australia.
    10/11/2013 13:0867.79.13.41danielle.higginsShuthhttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/people/louflynn
    10/11/2013 13:10118.209.171.97Shuthdanielle.higginsI met up with her during Cisco Live earlier this year along with others from the APAC team. Scored one of the awesome grey SW polos
    10/11/2013 13:1067.79.13.41danielle.higginsShuthExcellent!
    10/11/2013 13:10118.209.171.97Shuthdanielle.higginsAnd it seems we're already thwack friends
    10/11/2013 13:1067.79.13.41danielle.higginsShutheven better! just wanted to make sure that connection was made.
    10/11/2013 13:12118.209.171.97Shuthdanielle.higginsMy primary contact with SW is the fantastic Clare Kavanagh
    10/11/2013 13:14117.207.175.93muneebhi all ..
    10/11/2013 13:15117.207.175.93muneebso finaly , achievd SCP .. aftr 1 chance
    10/11/2013 13:15118.209.171.97ShuthmuneebCongrats!
    10/11/2013 13:15204.115.222.1MattMatheusWelcome!
    10/11/2013 13:15117.207.175.93muneebthk u shuth
    10/11/2013 13:15117.207.175.93muneebwer u all guys frm .. am frm india
    10/11/2013 13:1665.192.236.140Denisemuneebgratz
    10/11/2013 13:16117.207.175.93muneebthk denis
    10/11/2013 13:16117.207.175.93muneebbtw .. great community here
    10/11/2013 13:1665.192.236.140Denisemuneebin texas
    10/11/2013 13:17117.207.175.93muneebwat doing denis ?
    10/11/2013 13:1765.192.236.140Deniseenterprise monitoring for a financial company!
    10/11/2013 13:1865.192.236.140Deniseused to do HP Openview solutions - really loving Orion
    10/11/2013 13:18118.209.171.97ShuthmuneebAustralia here
    10/11/2013 13:18117.207.175.93muneeboo good .. am curently a student in master of Cmptr App
    10/11/2013 13:18117.207.175.93muneebnice.  am really new to solarwinds and orion ..need to try more ..
    10/11/2013 13:19117.207.175.93muneebhi shuth .. .. ur job ?
    10/11/2013 13:1965.192.236.140Deniseits really come a long way - i used to use it when it was just the toolkit
    10/11/2013 13:19117.207.175.93muneebhehe .. so lots of experienc with orion .. is it
    10/11/2013 13:20117.207.175.93muneeberinand how can i get my SCP id ? will i get hard copy ?
    10/11/2013 13:2165.192.236.140Deniseorion is good and they keep making it better
    10/11/2013 13:21118.209.171.97ShuthmuneebNetwork Engineer mostly
    10/11/2013 13:21117.207.175.93muneebDeniseso , how can i get my SCP id .. & will i get any hard copy of the certificatE?
    10/11/2013 13:22117.207.175.93muneebDenise
    10/11/2013 13:22117.207.175.93muneebDenisewat tim der nw shuth /.?
    10/11/2013 13:23117.207.175.93muneeb:think:
    10/11/2013 13:23216.229.163.70colbyhttp://www.solarwinds.com/certification/FAQs.aspx - "After successfully passing the SCP exam, you will receive a welcome kit which includes a congratulations letter, a SolarWinds SCP certificate, and a SCP branded travel mug. You will also receive a Certified badge attached to your thwack profile."
    10/11/2013 13:23117.207.175.93muneeb:D. .  O .. gr8 .. thnks nicole .
    10/11/2013 13:23117.207.175.93muneeb
    10/11/2013 13:23216.229.163.70colbyno problem. had to look it up myself to be sure.
    10/11/2013 13:24117.207.175.93muneebhehe. so may be in 1 or 2 weeks .. i think so
    10/11/2013 13:25118.209.171.97ShuthmuneebIt's currently 5:25 AM
    10/11/2013 13:25117.207.175.93muneebno sleep shuth. . ? 
    10/11/2013 13:26118.209.171.97ShuthmuneebSlightly shifted working hours this week
    10/11/2013 13:26216.229.163.70colbyit's pretty late in india as well, eh? around 12am?
    10/11/2013 13:26117.207.175.93muneebyes .. corect... 12.00 am
    10/11/2013 13:27117.207.175.93muneebjust enjoying aftr passing scp .. hehe
    10/11/2013 13:27117.207.175.93muneebso happy  at the moment .
    10/11/2013 13:27216.229.163.70colbyI'd say that's cause for celebration
    10/11/2013 13:27117.207.175.93muneebu frm nicole ?
    10/11/2013 13:28117.207.175.93muneebhehe .. yes.. . nicole
    10/11/2013 13:28216.229.163.70colbyI'm from the US - I work in our Austin (TX) office primarily
    10/11/2013 13:28216.229.163.70colbyat SW
    10/11/2013 13:28117.207.175.93muneebat SW ?
    10/11/2013 13:28216.229.163.70colbywe have a pretty well distributed team, with people in India, Europe, and the US
    10/11/2013 13:29216.229.163.70colbyyeah, here at solarwinds
    10/11/2013 13:29117.207.175.93muneebooo .. yes
    10/11/2013 13:29216.229.163.70colbyI am a product manager for Alert Central (next up on thwackCamp), LEM, and DNSstuff.
    10/11/2013 13:29117.207.175.93muneebalways love US
    10/11/2013 13:30216.229.163.70colbydo you primarily use NPM or also other SolarWinds tools?
    10/11/2013 13:30117.207.175.93muneebOO .. am actualy new to this.
    10/11/2013 13:30117.207.175.93muneebtrying hard to learn more n more
    10/11/2013 13:30152.130.15.128Kurt (shadowsbear)Is there plans to provide MAPI capabilities in Alert Central? There has been a number of request sent in to have this done.
    10/11/2013 13:31216.229.163.70colbyhey Kurt, since there seems to be demand for it, yes, we'll likely add in support for MAPI. we wanted to implement EWS first and see how well that did, but MAPI still comes up a lot even after that release.
    10/11/2013 13:32216.229.163.70colbyi left the feature request open, still getting votes for sure. i know there are some setup issues with EWS that people have ran into, but we have a potential solution for MAPI that we just needed customer feedback to get in the pipeline.
    10/11/2013 13:32152.130.15.128Kurt (shadowsbear)Thanks, I will be glad when that happens, then I can use Alert Central to its full capabilties.
    10/11/2013 13:32117.207.175.93muneebFirst wen I failed scp exam , I thght I cant do this .. But learnt  hard .. and got SCP
    10/11/2013 13:32117.207.175.93muneebso any options to learn more about solarwind products .
    10/11/2013 13:33216.229.163.70colbythere's a lot of products to learn about
    10/11/2013 13:33117.207.175.93muneebyes..
    10/11/2013 13:35117.207.175.93muneebwatchd videos from the site
    10/11/2013 13:36117.207.175.93muneebok .. need to go now .. ll c u tomorow .. bye all
    10/11/2013 13:36216.229.163.70colbycongrats! have a great weekend.
    10/11/2013 13:36117.207.175.93muneebthk u
    10/11/2013 13:4066.129.74.228MikeSappLooking at going for SCP myself. any suggestions on other Certs that would go well before it?
    10/11/2013 13:44118.209.171.97ShuthMikeSappI would say at least 1/2 - 2/3 of the exam are networking questions so if you have/or know CCNA equivalent the exam is a cinch
    10/11/2013 13:4966.129.74.228MikeSappcool. thanks. I don't have CCNA but we have 2 people here that do so i will pick their brains when i start studying for it.
    10/11/2013 13:50216.229.163.70colbysince the SCP starts with network management fundamentals, you probably want some good network fundamentals - like at least Network+ level stuff
    10/11/2013 13:5471.64.110.224LeonAdatoSCP was not hard - I would tackle it first if you feel like you are ready.
    10/11/2013 13:5471.64.110.224LeonAdatoOne of the things I keep emphasizing about it is: it's JUST a test. Failing will not cause razor sharp knives to eject from your monitor and embed in your flesh.
    10/11/2013 13:5471.64.110.224LeonAdatoYou have 3 tries, and I'm not even sure if they are CHARGING for it yet.
    10/11/2013 13:5571.64.110.224LeonAdato3 tries and it's free.
    10/11/2013 13:55216.229.163.70colbyafter 3 tries... well... that's when the razor sharp knives eject from your monitor.
    10/11/2013 13:55216.229.163.70colby
    10/11/2013 13:5571.64.110.224LeonAdatoso take the first one COMPLETELY COLD. What have you got to lose *except* to see exactly what kinds of questions are being asked, and then you can prepare for the "real" attempt. And if you miss that one, then you have one more.
    10/11/2013 13:55118.209.171.97ShuthOne of our engineers sat it last week - it was still free then
    10/11/2013 13:5571.64.110.224LeonAdatoWell, yeah.
    10/11/2013 13:5571.64.110.224LeonAdatoBut NOBODY fails it 3 times in a row.
    10/11/2013 13:5671.64.110.224LeonAdatoHere's my take on the test:
    10/11/2013 13:5771.64.110.224LeonAdatohttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/thread/53656
    10/11/2013 13:5765.192.236.140JFrazierCan't be as bad as my GROL with radar endorsement.  That was 3 tests in one sitting.
    10/11/2013 13:5766.129.74.228MikeSappYou guys are awesome. thanks for the advice.
    10/11/2013 13:5867.79.13.41danielle.higginsnot sure if anyone shared this yet... http://thwack.solarwinds.com/docs/DOC-168931
    10/11/2013 13:5867.79.13.41danielle.higginsSCP prep guide
    10/11/2013 13:5971.64.110.224LeonAdatoSCP was more focused than MCSE (mile wide but an inch deep) or CCNA (mile deep and required repelling gear)
    10/11/2013 13:5971.64.110.224LeonAdatoIt also didn't bruise as much as getting my Society of American Fight Directors certificate