10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2017 2:58 PM by aLTeReGo

    Hosting Orion in AWS

    Mark Roberts

      Hi,

       

      I was wondering if anyone has installed their Orion platform in AWS as a hosted service. We are seeing customers moving a lot of previously own DC or hosted DC infrastructure into a full cloud solution and I have a customer asking now about implications of them moving their Orion installation (NPM and other modules) onto AWS.

       

      If this is something you have done either as a test or full production roll out, I would be very interested to hear your story and I am sure other SolarWinds users would be too.

       

      thanks

       

      Mark

        • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
          aaswi

          I may have some test info on this soon.  ill be sure to update with any results.

          • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
            Leon Adato

            While I don't know what support would say, you may want to hit up patrick.hubbard - I've seen him do something similar for a lab.

            • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
              armandomaya

              its impossible. The problem is the database, only run in MS SQL Server.

              • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
                orioncrack

                Our issue with monitoring AWS and Azure hosts remotely is the Windows Agent is garbage. It breaks everyday.

                 

                Monitoring the cloud is not an issue, the Windows Agent is the issue. Totally unreliable - which is why it went from being an initially charged for component $ to free. Ya get what ya pay fur.

                  • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
                    aLTeReGo

                    The Agent was never a paid product, nor was it ever conceived as being a potentially paid product at any additional cost. The Agent has always used native product licensing. E.G. if you monitor a node with the Agent, Orion consumes a 'Node' license. If you monitor a volume, Orion consumes a Volume license. If you monitor a SAM component with the Agent, then a SAM component monitor license is consumed. Etc. Etc.

                     

                    I won't get too specific, but we have well over a million agents running in the wild today in customer deployments. A not insignificant portion of those agents are running in the cloud, yet the Agent has an exceptionally low support case volume. If you're experiencing issues with the Agent, my recommendation would be to ensure you're running the latest version of your product modules. If you continue to experience issues, please contact support and we would be more than happy to work directly with you to resolve whatever issue you are encountering.

                      • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
                        orioncrack

                        I hate to disagree with an employee I have mucho respecto for, but the agents had a limit of freebies. I remember specifically that they were an additional cost for a number higher than the freebie limit. But I don't need to argue about it with you. I remember when I first had the Agent option, there was a limit of 10 or 20, can't recall exactly. But I know I'm not "mis-remembering'" this. There was a hard limit of free agents in the initial release.

                          • Re: Hosting Orion in AWS
                            aLTeReGo

                            What you appear to be referring to is QoE (Quality of Experience) which for a short period of time was a licensable feature of NPM. QoE used the same agent framework but what customers were paying for was QoE, not the agent itself. The agent has always been a zero cost option, but features you use with the agent may have some licensing impact as I outlined above.