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.