Early in June SolarWinds announced the pre-release launch of their new syslog and SNMP Trap solution for their flagship Orion monitoring suite; SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion. This is to be a licensed module, which will provide a solution to allow the reception of event log data for operational use.
SolarWinds created way back (in IT terms it is way back) in June of 2009 a certification program, the SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP), for users of their Orion platform to attain a vendor accreditation. This for us as dedicated SolarWinds resellers was a seminal moment in the lifespan of working with SolarWinds, as it marked the company out as being of the size and deployment coverage that people would take note and see the benefit of having such an accreditation.
The new versions have landed, yes that’s right versions. Due to the new web GUI updates within Orion, each of the modules has been updated, however the exciting stuff is focused towards the new Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Orion applications.
The latest release of SolarWinds core platform updates brought hot new versions of the SolarWinds application stack, most notably, Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Server and Application Monitor (SAM). The stand out new feature was undoubtedly PerfStack.
Some new releases come along and you sit there and think whether it is worthwhile to upgrade or not. This whole number version release of NTA is an architectural update rather than any significant feature additions and as such needs very careful review!
The latest Gartner Report on Network Performance Management and Diagnosis have been published with the Austin based vendor's tools included, I have been working with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor since 2002 so for me this report threw up some interesting points.
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