i would like to see a 64 bit version of the solarwinds products, This would allow the product to access and use more addressable memory within
the Servers i install the products on.
Oh no, I meant the Linux part, not the 64-bit part. And that's cause I'm a rabid anti-windows bigot.
So Just theorizing here, but have ran into countless issues that seem to come back to the lack of 64-bit processing in Solarwinds/Orion. The SDK API for example does not allow the transfer of a 4-byte…
How about a Linux based Appliance that allows you to add on features with unlock codes. 64 bit of course.
That sounds like a memory leak issue. A 64bit Module Engine process would simply have let the process leak further. While I don't think anyone is opposed to the idea of a 64bit version of Orion. In fact the Job Engine is already 64bit as anyone with SAM can see by editing any assigned application, expanding the "Advanced" section, and selecting x64 job processing. This tells the job to use the 64bit Job Engine instead of the 32bit Job Engine. This option exists and defaults to x86 (32bit) because not all jobs can be executed properly in a 64bit processes. E.G. Calling 32bit PowerShell cmdlets is a good example, or opening an ODBC connection that relies on a 32bit ODBC driver.
This is unfortunately misguided. 64-bit Native can (and almost always) does provide a significant performance improvement.
I don't envy the Orion/Solwarinds Team. I'm sure they have quite a task ahead of them. Not just in migrating to 64-bit, but the bugs and issues that will result due to the migration. But I honestly can't be happier that this will happen and am thankful for their commitment. What I really want and it doesn't seem to be posted anywhere is a target date/version.
Not to mention we have a server with 40 logical processors which causes problems for 32 bit apps running on 64bit OS. This is a known issue that first came out in 2008 server but still exists in 2012 server, though they did have a hotfix for 2008, not sure about 2012 still looking since that is what we run currently. You get the error listed in microsoft link below. So i agree, a push to 64 bit solarwinds products will be quite a task but i believe is necessary.
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