Building my Orion Server [Scripting Edition] – Step 3

This is it.  The endgame.  Here I’ll give you the final steps in configuring my server.  We started with creating the virtual machine then moved to configuring the disks.  We’re at the end – where’s it’s time to do the final configurations.

In summary, we’re going to do several steps here.  They pretty much follows my other guide step-by-step, so I’ll be brief in covering them here.

  1. Variable Declaration
  2. Installing Windows Features
  3. Enabling Disk Performance Metrics
  4. Installing some Utilities
  5. Copying the IIS Folders to a new Location
  6. Enable Deduplication (optional)
  7. Removing unnecessary IIS Websites and Application Pools
  8. Tweaking the IIS Settings
  9. Tweaking the ASP.NET Settings
  10. Creating a location for the TFTP and SFTP Roots (for NCM)
  11. Configuring Folder Redirection
  12. Pre-installing ODBC Drivers (for SAM Templates)

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Building my Orion Server [Scripting Edition] – Step 2

In Step 1 of this series, I showed off the PowerShell scripts that I use to create a new Orion Server VM on Hyper-V.  Now we are on to configuring the disks.

As before, we have a boot drive and 4 additional drives which will contain various data files.  We first need to bring the disks online and initialize them.

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Building my Orion Server [Scripting Edition] – Step 1

This is part 1 of a multi-part post on updates that I’ve made to How I Build an Orion Server.  Primarily, it will be three parts.

  1. Building my Orion Servers in Hyper-V
  2. Configuring the disks on the VM after OS install
  3. Configuring the VM with the new disks

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Day 1 – Learn

Never stop learning. — twinspar I’ve tried to live by this simple core belief since I was very young. Continuing to challenge your brain is crucial to keeping happy in life (and in your career). In fact, one of my favorite hashtags to review every so often if #TIL (today I learned…). In IT, it … Read more

Getting information about MSI files

Today I ran into an interesting continuous integration-type scenario.  One of the skunkworks projects that I’m looking at internally yields frequent builds of MSI files for the same product.  These MSI files are automatically generated (sometimes daily) by our source control system.

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Spider my Orion Pages with PowerShell & SWQL

A few days ago, I spoke before a small group of people about what I’d been doing with the Orion SDK.  I mentioned that I had created a Spider-Orion script that I use to navigate to every page in my install.  When I mentioned this script several people asked where it was published.  The short answer – here.

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Where are my Exchange 2016 Performance Counters?

So in my lab, I’ve got a handful of Exchange Servers and I’m monitoring them with my SolarWinds Orion Server. I did all the basics that I normally do when troubleshooting an Application Template that doesn’t seem to be pulling data properly and then I finally got on the server itself and checked for the … Read more

Are local servers the new “Brick & Mortar?”

Does anyone remember the outcry 10 years ago when Amazon revolutionized the retail book market?  I certainly do.  I used to love going to the mall and hitting up both (yes there were two) book stores looking for something new to read.  In fact, it was there that I first found the Wheel of Time … Read more

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