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 [Hyper-V 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.  If you have VMware, I’ve also got a script edition for that as well.

  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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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 moreWhere are my Exchange 2016 Performance Counters?

How I Build an Orion Server

UPDATE: There’s an updated version of this post now available for scripters.

I’ve posted several times about how I personally build my SolarWinds Orion Servers.  For this post, I’ll just discuss how I setup a Main Polling Engine on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.

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