I agree we could increase the value of the data that some of the Orion modules produce, by improving the integration with other data from other modules. Given the number of modules that Orion has, there can be many candidates for better integration.
One that we have in mind, relates to your second paragraph: remote site performing badly (e.g. latency) because of unwanted PC traffic (e.g. netflow and user tracking).
The type of use cases we have in mind are as follows, and could be delivered by a future tighter integration between IP SLAM and NTA and Finding where devices are connected in your network.
- Latency and traffic correlation for troubleshooting long network latency (Is high traffic teh cause of latency issues? If yes what traffic? Between whom?)
- Latency and traffic correlation for assessment of the impact of heavy traffic on user experience (I have high traffic, does this create bottlenecks and impact latency, or is my network correctly engineered to support this traffic?
- I've detected high network traffic, who are the users that will be impacted?
- I've detected high network latency, who are the users that will be impacted?
Would love to hear your thoughts and those from the community, here.
Comments on other integrations are of course welcome, too.
That sort of thing is exactly what I was talking about and would indeed love to see.
There is now so much data at the disposal that I think you guys can in reality come up with an additional module just for problem resolution being for both proactive and reactive problem solving.
I say an additional module because I think the current modules need to continue like they are being very black and white on things but a fuzzy logic module for especially preventive maintenance would be truly awesome.
-I see high utilization on these host switch ports at the same time as a trunk port on the same switch
-has this been happening routinely?
- has the cpu been spiking during this time?
===alert that switch is an OK health state but is routinely being overwhelmed.
I could think of many such things like the above with things like errors, logs etc etc etc...
Donald, get out of my head :)
We are looking at exactly these types of use cases from both a networking stand point, but also across product disciplines (Network, System/App, Storage & Virtualization)
If you had to list out 5 or 10 common use cases or scenarios you would like to see, what would those be?
Here is a few off the top of my head:
-Poor performing remote site
-Overwhelmed hardware like a server or router at a system level
-Switches with resource issues, IE line card out of resources and all ports dropping
-Network Bottlenecks (assuming all switches are being monitored, more for datacenter thana closet)
-Poor application performance
-WAN circuits with possible issues (IE line is performing decently but taking errors or maybe one of the links in a multi-link are down)
-Disk Drives soon to be at capacity
I 100% agree... This would bring Solarwinds to the next level.
We would definetly be in line for this....
Tks for your feedback, keep it coming on this theme.