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August 2018

Are you a technical social media risk?

August 23rd, 2018|Infrastructure Desk|

Think about the information you post on Linkedin, technical forums and social media outlets. How could that information be used to hack your environment? We give out our information to corporations with the expectation that it is being used responsibly and safely. Information has value and we give it away freely. When a phisher / [...]

May 2018

SQL Server licensing for Solarwinds Orion

May 17th, 2018|Infrastructure Desk|

SQL Server licensing can be confusing. Here is my guide to help you understand licensing for Solarwinds Orion SQL server, based upon a server with 20 CPU cores. Types of SQL Server licenses There are 4 types of licenses that make up 3 possible licensing combinations for sale via SQL licensing vendors. SQL CPU Core [...]

December 2017

Rebuilding a Solarwinds Monitoring Environment.

December 13th, 2017|Infrastructure Desk|

Time to rebuild a Solarwinds monitoring  environment for a new customer. This customer currently has a single Solarwinds poller on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server with 12CPU Cores, 32GB RAM. They run the Solarwinds Orion SQL database on a shared SQL server with 16CPU Cores and 64GB RAM. There are many custom alerts, reports and [...]

May 2017

Charts, Charts, Charts

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

Creating an informative, useful chart is a great way to display data about an environment. When it is a requirement that an environment is monitored, custom views can be generated to display many key aspects of a server. In the charts displayed, I have created views that dynamically update, adding new servers into the chart [...]