• Our website is slow – Not my problem response

    Imagine starting your day in your “war room” with folks from different parts of the IT organization.  Your teams have been assembled to deal with the typical “Our website is slow…” ...
    created by aluciani
  • [SURVEY] Do you remember your very first experience with Network Sonar Discovery? Take our survey and get 500 thwack points!

    We know, everyone’s got an opinion about Discovery and how to make it better.  Which is good, because we want to hear it!   We're doing some early work to understand how to improve the usability and e...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life: Breaking Up is Hard To Do

    In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft’s technical support of a little thing called Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14th. And whenever a well-used piece of software reaches its end-of-life (EOL), it can fee...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • Little Database of Horrors - Please Don't Feed The Monsters!

      FEED ME SEYMOUR! That's what I hear when anyone jumps to a conclusion that the database needs more CPU, memory, or faster disks.  Why? Because I'm a DBA who has seen this too many times. The database seems...
    last modified by brianflynn
  • ROLL CALL!  Cisco Live 2015 Customer Free Lunch & Learn Event

    Troubleshooting Network and Application Performance – Now and in the Future   A little where and when for you: Date: Monday, June 8, 2015 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Hard Rock Hotel in San...
    last modified by Dez
  • Summer is here! Time for Security Spring Cleaning!

    As of this past week it is the official 'beginning' of Summer here in North America.  That's pretty exciting, that means more people will be out of school, work, potentially going on vacation which are all very g...
    last modified by cxi
  • IT Management Realities: Out with the Old, In with the New? Part 2

    Capturing lightning in a bottle seems apropos for achieving disruptive innovation. In fact, disrupting IT is a small price to pay if the business can make it happen. “It” doesn’t happen often, but wh...
    last modified by kong.yang
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Independent Software Vendor Databases

    Unlike most application support professionals, or even system administrators, as database professionals, you have the ability to look under the hood of nearly every application that you support. I know in my fifteen p...
    last modified by jdanton
  • EMS, NMS and OSS- The difference and similarities.

    The terms EMS, NMS and OSS are often misunderstood and used interchangeably. This can, sometimes, lead to a confusion on which system can do what functions. Therefore I am attempting to clarify these terms in a simple...
    last modified by mfaisalk
  • Exchange Webinar Q&A Follow-Up

    Email has become the core of every organization. It is the primary source for communication that everybody turns to, regardless of the type of email server they are running. Who doesn’t have email??? When email ...
    last modified by exchangegoddess
  • Getting more from the data NPM collects

    SolarWinds NPM network monitor collects a ton of data. Literally, a metric ton. We focus on presenting you the data you need to troubleshoot and understand the long term trends (see the previous post - The Magic 8 Ba...
    last modified by mavturner
  • How can I monitor QoS policing and shaping?

    Network traffic limitation is very useful concept, because it gives you the control of what critical application/traffic must be prioritized over others router ingress/egress. However it's a challenge to define traffi...
    created by michal.hrncirik
  • Network Configuration Manager v7.4 Release Candidate is Available!

    We have reached the Release Candidate (RC) status for Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.4. RC is the last step before general availability and is a chance for existing customers to get the newest functionality bef...
    last modified by cvachovecj
  • The Art and Alchemy of Event Log Correlation

    Those of you that are security practitioners know the necessity of incident awareness across various dimensions of the network. Threats are ready to strike any time, and having informative and meaningful data at hand ...
    last modified by vinod.mohan
  • Announcing Storage Resource Monitor 6.1 GA

    If you haven't noticed, Storage Resource Monitor 6.1 is now GA!  What does this mean?  More array support!  This release adds additional device support to the Orion Module, allowing customers to monitor...
    created by brianflynn
  • Comparativo - Dameware Mini Remote Support e Dameware Remote Control

    Você possui licenças do software Dameware Mini Remote Control? Agora você pode fazer o upgrade para o Dameware Remote Support e obter todas as funcionalidades. Veja a diferença entre o Damewa...
    last modified by veronicapleon
  • IT Management Realities: Out with the Old, In with the New? Part 1

    Watching David Letterman sign off was a reminder that old shows are still great, but they are often replaced by new shows that resonate better with current times. It’s a vicious cycle driven by the nature of bus...
    last modified by kong.yang
  • How To Upgrade To NPM 11.5

    With the exciting release of Orion NPM 11.5 last week, you might be looking for all the information you might need to upgrade, and the steps to do it quickly and easily. Check the Release Notes for Orion NPM 11.5 Re...
    last modified by cdoyle
  • Using Patch Manager and WSUS in a mixed OS environment

    Last January I talked in another article about the scenario involving using a new WSUS v6 server (which runs on Windows Server 2012) in combination with Patch Manager.   But I overlooked one scenario in that art...
    Lawrence Garvin
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  • Avoid Delivery Failure with Monitoring Implementation Standards

    Look, almost all of us have been there you’re slogging through Monday morning after staying up late watching The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.   That new hot shot application owner is guaranteeing that...
    created by jeremy118