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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 [...]

June 2017

WMI or SNMP?

June 14th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

What is WMI? Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of Microsoft specifications for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows computing systems. WMI was first introduced and can be utilised on computers running Windows 95, Windows 98 and NT and later editions of Windows. WMI [...]

May 2017

#Wannacry #Wannacrypt Ransomware

May 15th, 2017|Security|

The Wannacry / Wannacrypt virus is surging freely across the internet. The payload took effect on the 12th of May 2017. It has affected over 74 countries so far. Many NHS trusts (16), hospitals, GP surgeries have been affected by the recent so called "Cyber-Attack." What is it? A worm, that spreads by exploiting SMB [...]