Unfortunately, we're not able to give that level of information out. If you just let us know what the feature is and how important it is to you, say on a 1-10 scale, we can take that into account.
You should post what you are looking for. It may be an idea that has already been brought up.
For me to rate my Orion desires is pretty simple.
1 - Reporting. The reporting is **** compaired to what other vendors provide.
2 - Modular Pages. Provide more flexibility regarding content display.
3 - NCM Integration. It is getting better but could use alot of help, like one database.
I think those are my top desires, one of which I have had for years.
Can you elabaorate on these items. We need specific items, use cases or things you cannot do today
What can you not do with reporting that you would like do to?
Can you provide some example of what you would like to display?
Regarding NCM integration, what else beyond a single database?
Are there specific features/items that are missing with the NCM 5.5 release?
Graphing is a must
Easier calculation of timeframes/timezones, etc..
Information over time
example.... Device Month1 Month2 Month3
node1 availability availability availability
node2 availability availability availability
I'd like to drag and drop on the page the information, as many other tools offer (as in the studio).
I'd like to create pages of information from many nodes on one page, with ease.
I'd like to select timeframes within the graph itself for a drill down.
I'd like to be able to resize the graphs, at will.
NCM and Orion sharing a single DB would be great.
Both leveraging a single SNMP and Syslog engine.
A simple "checkbox" step in the device setup of Orion which would make it managed and you the ability to specify credentials.
Also, faster performance would be nicer as it takes forever to collect the 1200+ configurations, etc...
Overall I would like to see it run cleaner as this seems to be quite heavy in comparison to other equivalent tools.
I think there have been great strides made in the applications recently, and I am a huge Solarwinds fan, but there is always room for improvement. Please take these as feature requests and not complaints, with the exception of graphing and reporting tables as that has been missing forever and it's getting old.
Stacy, thanks for the response, this is good information. As always the more detail you can provide the better
Oh, and one more biggie on my list is the ability to collect statistics on QoS information. I had forgotten about it since we implemented a crude workaround, but this would be great! Reporting is still #1 for sure though.
What type of QoS data are you interested in or do you gather currently with your workaround?
Queue name, DSCP value, matched traffic, traffic dropped out of profile, etc…Items you normally get from the QoS table:
Currently we use a bastardized version through another vendors product which gives us traffic utilization within a given DSCP marking but we cannot incorporate it into the Orion view so it’s certainly not desirable and we also cannot see drops because it's NetFlow based. This is no surprise as people have asked for this and been forced into very work intensive workarounds for some time now.
Since were on the topic of improvements.......
A Feature request I would like to see added is the ability to see when a user makes changes.
Adds a node/ adds an interface/ deletes node or interface. Some type of event should be added when a user makes a change.