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April 2018

The Multitenanted Solarwinds Environment

April 23rd, 2018|Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

I have been asked many times, how to make a Solarwinds deployment multitenanted? Managed service providers often wish to run their own instance of Solarwinds and they want to display all their customers inside it for monitoring purposes. They also want to give their customers visibility of their own infrastructure. So here is [...]

August 2017

How to put a node into maintenance mode in Solarwinds

August 10th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

Maintenance Mode If you need to deactivate nodes for a period of time, you can do so by unmanaging / putting the node into maintenance mode. Changes you make to the managed or unmanaged status of a node takes affect after the next polling cycle. To unmanage a node : Log on to your [...]

May 2017

Solarwinds Operational and Maintenance Procedures

May 19th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

Operational Shutdown Before making any changes to the Solarwinds environment, such as patching, application or OS, a shutdown of the Solarwinds services is required. Orion Service Manager can be located on the Solarwinds application server and is a better alternative to having to stop and start services manually. To shutdown Solarwinds correctly click stop everything. [...]

Component Monitoring Objectivity

May 11th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

Monitoring applications, servers, and components need to be clearly defined so that better understanding of the technical environment can be gained. When technical and non-technical staff are asked to work within an environment, certified diagrammatical information is critical to the effective support, development and future maintenance of the environment. This diagram is a representation of [...]

Network Operations Centre Dashboard

May 3rd, 2017|Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

When creating a network operations centre dashboard, it has to be concise, informational and relevant. A network operating centre dashboard, should contain IP addresses, server hostnames, relevant connection information, server and software status. It could also contain server specifications. For this production environment, I have applied a background image created in visio and I have [...]