Curious what the SolarWinds gurus advise to do during times of maintenance ? My current SolarWinds instance is comprised of the following:
- Primary Poller
- 3 additional Pollers on the internal network
- 4 additional Pollers in the DMZ
- 11,000 Devices (3500 ICMP)
- Modules : NPM, IP Address MGR, SAM, NCM, VOIP, UDT
Multiple groups including our NOC rely on SolarWinds for a number of things. What should we do when we go into maintenance mode ? I have unfortunately had situations where SolarWinds didn't "upgrade" quite as expected in which I had intermittent "flapping" of the application over several hours. Other times upgrades go as expected with little to no downtime. I have to assume with the alerting capabilities of SolarWinds other customers have this problem as well.
At a very basic level we have thought about buying a single instance of NPM on a single server and only using ICMP. This will at least provide our NOC with a single pane of glass in which they can determine if something is massively wrong.
Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.