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SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process.

SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset 11.0 Adds Response Time Monitor

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Other features include a central processing unit (CPU) monitor, which provides warning and alarm thresholds for each device. IT management software specialist SolarWinds announced the latest version of its Toolset platform, a collection of 61 essential network diagnostic and troubleshooting tools, which helps network engineers to access its five most popular tools from any Web […]

SolarWinds NCM 7.3 Architecture and Deployment

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This post is an update of the NCM 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 Architecture and Deployment blog post and focuses on the differences introduced in Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.3. NCM 7.3 architecture is different from the previous versions as we have taken two important steps towards complete integration with other Orion modules: NCM and Core/NPM databases have been merged. […]

SolarWinds Storage Manager 5.7 Now Available In The Customer Portal

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I’m pleased to announce that the Storage Manager (STM) 5.7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available in your SolarWinds Customer Portal. I look forward to your feedback on the Release Candidate in the STM RC Forum! For information on STM 5.7, reference this Product Blog post and this Product Blog post! Storage Manager 5.7 is cumulative with STM 5.6.2 and […]

Server & Application Monitor 6.1.1 Release Candidate Now Available

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Server & Application Monitor 6.1.1 Release Candidate is now available for all SAM customers under active maintenance through your Customer Portal. Release Candidates are fully supported and upgradable to the final release when available. If you are experiencing any of the issues outlined below, we recommend downloaded the SAM 6.1.1 Service Release and upgrade now. FIXED ISSUES AND […]

SolarWinds NCM 7.3 Release Candidate Is Coming!

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We are going to reach the Release Candidate (RC) status for Network Configuration Manager 7.3 soon. RC is the last step before general availability and is a chance for existing customers to get the newest functionality before it is available to everyone else. Here is the content of this RC version: NCM and NPM databases become merged […]

Announcing Beta For Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)

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We are very excited to talk to you about this feature packed Beta of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). Since there is so much in this Beta, we will be covering the features in multiple blog posts.  In this post I get the privilege of introducing. Performance I/O – Drill Down Into I/O Bottlenecks at the […]

Virtualization Manager 6.1 Beta 3

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As bmrad pointed out in the Beta 1 Post, we’ve been working really hard to extend the integration with NPM and SAM introduced  in Virtualization Manager 6.0.  The team has been hyper-focused on simplifying configuration of the integration in order to bring you App-aware infrastructure monitoring, while preserving your flexibility to start with the tool […]

New Tool for Automating Exchange Management Tasks

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Tired of hearing "Email is down"? Preventing Exchange outages requires admins to spend 50% of their time monitoring key performance statistics, a task that should be fairly automated. Join us for a webcast on 4/9 featuring Tony Redmond, Exchange MVP, and Lawrence Garvin, WSUS MVP & SolarWinds Head Geek. To learn more: http://go.solarwinds.com/SAM_Launch_A… Connect with SolarWinds: […]

Virtualization Manager 6.1 Release Candidate 1 Is Now Available

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SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager 6.1 Release Candidate (RC) is now available and we are seeking input on this version from interested customers. Some of the great features you will be able to try in the RC: Significant extension of the integration with Orion including: Addition of Hyper-V clusters Ability to use Orion Web-based Reporting Engine to […]

How to Easily Diagnose & Troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server Issues

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It’s not easy being a Microsoft Exchange Server administrator, especially when end-users complain about Exchange clients being slow, email not being delivered, or worse the server is down (no email for anyone!). Various issues can crop up from various parts of the Exchange architecture and for various reasons. If only you had visibility into those […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Regular Expressions in NCM But Were Afraid to Ask

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Regular expressions are used in many places in the Network Configuration Manager (NCM). Because of technical and historical reasons, NCM uses a few different flavors of regular expressions for different functionality. In this post, I would like to explain the differences and provide references to more detailed documentation.   What Are Regular Expressions Informally, a […]

SQL Server Two Ways – Sam AppInsight For SQL And Database Performance Analyzer

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Since SolarWinds acquisition of Confio back in October 2013, customers have asked about the differences between Server & Application Monitor AppInsight for SQL and Database Performance Analyzer (formerly Confio Ignite).  Although both products monitor SQL Servers, their purposes are unique and different, two sides of the same coin. Many of you are already enjoying AppInsight for SQL in SAM 6.0 with its awesome […]

Hidden Gems In SolarWinds Orion Network Atlas

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Orion Network Atlas, is a great utility for creating custom network diagrams. The tool is considered “Semi-Automated” Network Mapping Software. It uses the discovered network data in Orion and allows users to design physical and logical topology diagrams by dragging and dropping of nodes in to the design canvas. It automatically builds connections between nodes, […]

Two Products For SQL Server – Database Performance Analyzer And AppInsight For SQL

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Since SolarWinds acquisition of Confio back in October, there have been some questions around a potential overlap between Database Performance Analyzer (formerly Confio Ignite), and SAM AppInsight for SQL. Although both products monitor SQL Server, Database Performance Analyzer and AppInsight for SQL are two very different products with entirely different purposes. PERFORMANCE ANALYZER (FORMALLY CONFIO […]

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