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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 Network Configuration Manager 7.5 is Now Available

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We are pleased to announce the general availability of Network Configuration Manager 7.5. This version includes the following enhancements: F5 LTM/GTM User Configuration Set (UCS) backup & restore F5 LTM/GTM inventory reports F5 LTM/GTM DISA STIG reports Binary configuration support NetPath integration Network Configuration Manager 7.5 is available for download in your customer portal for […]

SolarWinds’ NEW Firewall Security Manager (FSM)

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FSM is a new product, now part of the SolarWinds portfolio, which can perform analysis and reporting around security rules that are in your firewall and router configurations. Even though the product is called “Firewall Security Manager”, it is also very much applicable to the security rules of your routers. So think of “Firewall” as […]

Sneak Peek at SolarWinds (NPM) 12 – Big Release

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  It took longer than usual to build this release but I can honestly say this is our biggest release in years. NPM 12 is almost ready. NetPath NetPath started as something we were fiddling with in the lab. We came up with some really cool tech tidbits like: Discovering the entire, complex path that […]

Storage Resource Monitor v6.3 Release Candidate is Available!

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We have reached the Release Candidate (RC) status for Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.3. 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. This RC contains the following enhancements: Support for EMC XtremIO arrays Support for Pure […]

Did you know SolarWinds Engineers Toolset integrates with Network Topology Mapper ?

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If you have used Network Topology Mapper, you know it’s of great use for visually seeing and tracking changes of your network, onto a map. In past blogs we have highlighted how NTM integrates with NPM. If you missed it you can check out my blog post here. For this blog, we will see how […]

Download Database Performance Analyzer v10.1

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I am excited to announce that Database Performance analyzer 10.1 with support for Oracle 12c multitenant is now available in the customer portal and for free evaluation from the SolarWinds Website. What’s so special about DPA 10.1?  Let’s take a look! Support for Oracle 12c Multitenant Monitor Oracle Pluggable Databses (PDBs) Automatic Grouping of PDBs […]

Virtualization Manager Sizing Guideline

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Not all virtual environments are alike, the default out-of-the-box configuration of the virtual appliance is not necessarily best suited to environments of all sizes, and those particularly large environments may want to consider adjusting some of those default settings for optimal performance.  To take advantage of the features that have been added to VMAN over […]

Portocalypse – WMI Demystified

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Microsoft’s Windows Management Instrumentation, better known as WMI, is powerful remote API that’s available with all Windows desktop and server operating systems since Windows NT 4.0. It’s enabled by default and requires no configuration to utilize. It’s this simplicity, coupled with the vast array of valuable system information that makes it invaluable for agentlessly monitoring […]

How To Upgrade To NPM 11.5

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With the exciting release of Orion NPM 11.5 last week, you might be looking for all the information you might need to upgrade, and the steps to do it quickly and easily. Check the Release Notes for Orion NPM 11.5 Review the system requirements and ensure your server is up to spec. Back Up your […]

Four Years Straight — NCM Wins Best Risk/Policy Management Solution

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  On March 1, SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) was recognized for being the Best Policy/Risk Management Solution by SC Magazine for the fourth straight year. Other finalists for this years’ award included Bay Dynamics, TraceSecurity, Trustwave, and Venafi.   SC Magazine wrote, “Managing, monitoring, and auditing configuration policies on network devices are the top […]

Kiwi Syslog 9.5 is now Available!

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I’m excited to announce general availability of  Kiwi Syslog Server 9.5! The new Kiwi Syslog version is packed with great new features and improvements.   This release contains various improvements such as   SNMP v3 Trap support SNMP Trap Forwarding (with ability to retain source address for IPv4) Trap fields to VarBinds Elements in Output […]

NCM 7.5 Beta Is Coming!

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We have been working hard to bring another bulk of enhancements to the Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and NCM 7.5 Beta is coming. We have been working on: Additional F5 LTM & GTM Support (Including Binary Config Support) Compliance Reports (security best practices) for various vendors Usability Improvements   To get access to the Beta, […]

Storage Performance Monitoring, It Is All in the Details…

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Having a high-level view of storage performance is good for a quick overview or understanding of how things are operating.  In order to take your monitoring to the next level, having access to details is critical. In my previous post,  I reviewed storage dashboards and performance data points that SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor provides.  Below […]

Hidden Gems of Web Help Desk – Text Formatting with BBCode

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Web Help Desk (WHD) is an easy to use, but also flexible tool for your IT team and even-though we are working on many great new features or improving existing like recently added Orion Integration, there are still less-known areas, which I call the hidden gems. As a technician you want to use formatted text […]

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