IT Management Solutions


The New SolarWinds Certified Professional Program Has Arrived! - Prosperon Networks

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.

Under The Radar: Device Not Replying To SNMPWMI/Agent - Prosperon Networks

We’ve all been there - SolarWinds isn’t displaying up-to-date metrics for a node but nothing seems to be wrong – the device is up, you can log in and perform commands and everything else seems functional but try as you might, you can’t gather current statistics.

SolarWinds Orion NPM v12 is released

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.

SolarWinds turn their heads to Security folks!

SolarWinds quest for world domination continues with them now knocking on the door of IT Security folks with the acquisition of the SIM TriGeo a few months back. One thing is clear; they have certainly purchased a fine looking SIEM solution. As with their other flagship solutions for networking, application, virtualization and storage management, they are pitching themselves up against some pretty hefty hitters in this space but as many of you know with their powerful branding and low-cost licence models they are bound to get some head-space here.

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

Automatic Device Discovery with SolarWinds

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

Monitoring All Auto-Start Services In A Single SolarWinds Orion SAM Script

Learn how to monitor services configured for automatic startup in bulk, using a single component monitor with a PowerShell script, in SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor

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

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor v12.x & Custom Coded Resources

Having trouble getting your custom code working again since the recent release of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) v12? This article from Prosperon Networks explains how to get your custom code working again.

SolarWinds PerfStack - What Is It & How To Use It

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.

The Next Level in Network Performance Monitoring

Network monitoring solutions are a fundamental part of today’s IT department’s life. As information technology evolves, different types of applications are introduced into to the way we do business every day.

The Implication of the new SolarWinds NetFlow v4

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!

How to control MAC address flooding with SolarWinds

As monitoring engineers, we, the tech team at Prosperon, always face new challenges when SolarWinds users ask us how to deal with specific issues or security threads that occur on their network. As an example, one of them asked us how we could monitor if there was a MAC address flooding attack on their network.

Gartner Report - A SolarWinds Review 2016

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.

Cisco's Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) Deployment Challenges

Thousands of organizations have been able to slash costs using Cisco’s Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN). This technology was introduced some time ago and is most used for enabling fully meshed communication for mobile workers, telecommuters and extranet users.

Finally the New Reporting Engine from SolarWinds

Orion NPM 10.6 brings with it a completely overhauled Reporting Engine, this long awaited update has been one of the most requested and sought after updates to date. The new Reporting Engine allows end users to quickly and easily compile reports using an intuitive point and click web-interface directly from the Orion Web Console.

SolarWinds Orion - Managing the Alerting Engine

This blog explains how time spent on configuring alerts in SolarWinds Orion can help reduce your stress levels and ensure the correct people receive the alerts they need. It also includes an extract from our MasterClass Alerting Course for SolarWinds.

SolarWinds Orion Custom Query Resource - A Hidden Gem!

In this blog post, see how the Custom Query resource within the Orion web presentation options allow information to be presented in different ways to other resources, and how you can create your own custom search box function.

30 Aug

Prosperon Networks wins SolarWinds Award

Just announced Prosperon Networks receives further recognition as 'Partner of the Month' July 2013 to SolarWinds - . As consultants of the award winning SolarWinds portfolio of products this is a great achievement.

Dastardly & Muttley Worthing Birdman 2013

You have probably heard about Worthing's Annual Birdman Trophy in which several total fools decide to build a plane like "structure" and launch themselves off the pier to raise money for worthwhile causes.

Effective Storage Management Disciplines

Today many companies IT budgets are spent on Storage and managing it effectively, just 10 years ago dedicated storage teams were virtually unheard of let alone having a disciplined approach to its expenditure.

29 Jul

Web Help Desk from SolarWinds

Another week, another addition to the SolarWinds portfolio! The acquisition fills a nice hole within the product range for SolarWinds, bringing a web based Help Desk ticketing system into the fold. The recent and continued growth of SolarWinds and the dominance of the Orion suite for network monitoring and management, it was always a matter of time before SolarWinds delivered a solution for service and help desk ticketing and here it is!

20 Oct

Reporting from IP EXPO in London

It’s been a busy week for the AppNetians! We’ve been bouncing from the N-Able Partner Summit (AZ) to TigerPaw (TX) and now across the pond to IP EXPO in London. Whew! We’re here in support of our partner, Prosperon Networks, a leading UK provider of network and systems monitoring solutions for small/medium and enterprise networks. Reporting from the floor of IPEXPO, there are a lot of people, great solutions and important discussions around network and application performance management.

27 Jul

Accreditation's What You Need!

I recently saw an article about the importance to IT staff of accreditation's on their CV's. Before getting into this in great detail I wanted to assure you all of my standing in this area by proudly announcing my own accreditation, Level 1- WSET (Wine, Spirit & Education Trust) which I hold dear to my heart (and liver). On a more serious note and having read through a large number of CV's of late I am struck by the importance these now play in our industry and in many cases the first things employers look for in the CV's of potential candidates.