As technology professionals, we live in an interruption-driven world — responding to incidents is part of the job. All our other job duties go out the window when a new issue hits the desk. Having the right information and understanding the part it plays in the organization is key to handling these incidents with speed and accuracy. This is why it’s critical to have the ability to compare apples-to-apples when it comes to the all-important troubleshooting process.
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.
- Variable Declaration
- Installing Windows Features
- Enabling Disk Performance Metrics
- Installing some Utilities
- Copying the IIS Folders to a new Location
- Enable Deduplication (optional)
- Removing unnecessary IIS Websites and Application Pools
- Tweaking the IIS Settings
- Tweaking the ASP.NET Settings
- Creating a location for the TFTP and SFTP Roots (for NCM)
- Configuring Folder Redirection
- Pre-installing ODBC Drivers (for SAM Templates)
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.
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
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.
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.
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