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.
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.
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.
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 AS that greater than 2,147,483,647. And results in either a negative number, or if you perform math against a string representation, the conversion to an integer results in an elusive error: The conversion of the nvarchar value '4227927296' overflowed an int column.
Others have argued and requested 64-bit under the suspicion that running in 32-bit translated mode (using WOW64) is causing performance issues. Reasons stated include
In multiple forum posts, engineering defends their reason for not porting to 64-bit as not required and complicated. Under the following reasons:
This is not a knock on the Solarwinds/Orion Team. The company I work for has been loyal customers since 2005. I personally have used the product since 2000ish.. maybe as early as the late 90s. They product they have created and maintain for the cost of ownership is extremely powerful. However, I like many others would like to see resources dedicated to the future instead of arguing to stay in the past. I completely understand that are large portions of the system that complicate the ability to transition to 64-bit. But in the end, I like many others think the product will scale and perform much better.
But I do think honesty from the Solarwinds engineers (or education where misunderstanding the myth of 64-bit performance) will go a long way towards the continued support of the product by its userbase. There needs to be the announcement of an initiative to get to 64-bit and there needs to be adequate emphasis and communication to the userbase on how and why it will take whatever time it takes to get there.
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