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
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
A friend of mine at work this week mentioned that he had to give a talk about taking time away from work. In previous companies, we used to refer to this “maintaining a healthy work/life balance.” This is the way I see it: Downtime makes work and down time saves life.
Everyone in the #vDM30in30 challenge seems to be spouting off about their home labs. Before I moved to Austin, I had a home lab. It was a half-rack on the floor with 3 servers and two mass storage arrays coupled with a wiring cabinet on the wall with a cable modem, firewall, router, and switch. … Read more
I’ve been thinking recently about complete stack monitoring and how a good solution should be like a teenager – it can primarily take care of itself, but occasionally needs to have someone step in and give it direction.