IT Management Solutions

Raul Gonzalez

Raul Gonzalez

Technical Manager

Latest articles written by Raul Gonzalez

31 May

The 7 Things No One Tells You About Monitoring

Do you know that expression we say a lot in IT? “first get the basics right”. Actually, it is a big truth, we, as IT engineers, love to use cutting-edge technologies, configure complicated stuff, spend lots of hours trying to figure out how to use that advance feature that guy at the IPEXPO told us was possible.

30 Apr

Join The Precrime Department: Backup Your Network Device Configurations Before Someone Breaks Them!

Do you guys remember the movie Minority Report? In this movie, there are three psychics called precogs that are part of “Precrime”, a specialised police department that could apprehend criminals based on foreknowledge provided by the precogs. I have to admit that I like the movie because it makes me think whether this is something that would be accepted in our society in the present day. But also makes me wonder if we could do something similar with our network devices, and catch the bad guy before something nasty happens on your network. In this case, we don’t want to put anyone in jail, we just want to be sure that we have the tools to identify, take action and revert any changes.

13 Apr

Exported Report: When Were Your Servers Last Patched? Find Out With SolarWinds

Last week my good friend Dan asked me if he could get a report in SolarWinds that displays the last time the Windows servers were patched, and, if possible, which the patches were deployed at that time. Now I must point out that Dan does not have the SolarWinds Patch Manager solution, which provides this information natively, oh and the ability to perform all system patching tasks, but Dan does not have Patch Manager. Still, the answer was ‘sure it does, it’s SolarWinds!’

27 Nov

Automatic Device Discovery with SolarWinds

Learn how to automate Network device discovery with SolarWinds User Device Tracker and IP Address Manager

18 Oct

Exported Template - Microsoft Exchange Message Queue Length

The AppInsight for Microsoft Exchange template is amazing, it gives you almost all the information you need from your mailboxes, however, there is just one little thing that doesn’t give, the total delivery queue length. Why is that? Basically, because AppInsight for Exchange is a template that has to be assigned to Exchange servers with the mailbox role, whereas delivery queue is a metric available on the Hub Transport servers.

14 Sep

Exported Template - Windows DNCP Leases Monitor

If you are using the default the Windows DHCP template in Server and Application Monitor, you probably have noticed that it is a great template but it is missing a monitor for the total number of DHCP leases for a particular DHCP scope.

14 Aug

Automatic Node Population & Application Assignment (Part 2)

In this second part of our two part article, you will learn how to leverage automation within SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to completely automate the process of monitoring your server farm

1 Aug

Automatic Node Population & Application Assignment (Part 1)

Learn how to leverage automation within SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to completely automate the process of monitoring your server farm