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Dear experts,

I have a network with Servers and end points that need to communicate via IP and TCP ports. I would like to add these IPs to our SolarWinds management, can I also monitor TCP specific ports connection.

On the network or server how can I find how many TCP ports are established between the server and clients.

Any Feedback will be appreciated.
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New to solar winds patch manager. I have deployed updates to test group. updates arrive to all machines but don't get installed. I have to manually go to updates and install them. not able to figure out why?

I have  been assigned a  job to install SolarWinds  Switch backup solution. and I need to setup or create a RADIU user with read only permission.
My RADIUS server is running on Server 2016 Standard. I have bit confused  to setup the RADIUS  read only account.

how I can crate RADIUS read only account   to use this for Solar wind  switch backup solution .

please advice.

We are looking for a network monitoring and configuration management tool. More than 90% of our network is HPE (Prourve)/Aruba, and we use Infoblox IPAM.

The options we are looking at currently are HPE IMC, Infoblox NetMRI and SolarWinds.

At the moment cost has priority over nice to have features, so cut down versions of the above would also be one way to go. We have bout 600 switches and growing.

What we absolutely need in terms of features:

device inventory
device state  - basically being able to see if a switch is down
switch configuration backup as a scheduled task

Provided the above is covered, it would be nice to have:

network map with L3/L2 overlays
loop detection
device configuration compliance (to a set of policies and/or predefined baseline configuration)
device configuration comparison (side by side)
device configuration deployment
firmware inventory
firmware installation

Anything else that would be useful that you can recommend?

Thank you!
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Hi, I have recently purchased a copy of solarwinds and have set it up to monitor my SQL server.

Straight away it has brought loads of critical errors mainly on the following

Workfiles Created/Sec          - Average 35 out of hours, 250+ in hours, sometimes its as high as 600
Worktables Created/Sec      - Average 25 out of hours, 90 in hours
Page Splits/Batch Request   - 0.35 out of hours, 1.45 in hours
Page Splits/sec                       - 20 out of hours, 143 in hours

Nobody has reported any issues regarding performance.

Is this something that is safe to just adjust where the critical alerts were?

Originally the server had 96Gb of ram, and it was using 100% of the ram, I upped the ram to 256Gb, but weirdly its only using around 60Gb now.

I have tracked down a lot of cross database / server queries and I have changed the way they run to reduce the CPU time on them. However it has made little difference to the results.

If anyone has any advice on the counters, what are safe limits etc I would really appreciate it.
Hello team,

I got a question on Solarwinds N-central alerts.

We have an exchange server being monitored by our N-Central. I got a failed status saying: "Exchange Database 2013 - Information Store". When I look into the details, I got a "Database cache Percent Hit (%) value: 0"


      Normal      90 - 100
      Warning      70 - 89
      Failed      0 - 69

When I look into the events viewer. I see Dcom error and MSExchangeDiagnostic event 1006 saying

The performance counter '\\servername\LogicalDisk(C:)\Free Megabytes' sustained a value of '24,123.00', for the '15' minute(s) interval starting at '27/09/2018 11:32:00 PM'. Additional information: None. Trigger Name:DatabaseDriveSpaceTrigger. Instance:c:

thanks for your help.

I apologise if there is an existing thread. you can post a link to it.
We use N-Able to manage our clients with MSP SolarWinds for remote control of the client.  Somehow now when using MSP Remote Access, when it is ready to launch a session it forces Vmware Fusion on my Mac to start up which of course it is not.  I'm not certain if it is a java based viewer or what but I'm unable to find out what it is supposed to load and until I do I'm stuck using another remote control tool.  Anyone out there who uses MSP Solarwinds?

Fellow EE's, I am looking for some software solution suggestions for auditing asset warranties. Below is a list of desired functions that I would like to have and if anyone has something that can do some of these please feel free to share, thanks in advance!

1. Start/Ship Date, End Date: This is critical. I need to know when a tracked asset is nearing its warranty end to approach extension or replacement.

2. Vendor Neutral: If possible I need a system that can check different vendors if possible. Dell is typically an easy solution which I typically deal with but some clients have non dell systems and servers which causes extra effort to track and adjust.

3. Event Triggers: If possible it would be able to also send notifications to a desired email account or notification outlining a pre-configured time period prior to expiration. This early warning system would be important to give the client time to budget and respond accordingly instead of last minute.

4. System Type Flexibility: Most devices like workstations, laptops, and servers have the ability to check the vendor. I also need the ability to manually add details and fields for systems that may not have a system that can be tracked manually. This would be important for UPS/Battery Backups, Switches, AP's, etc. If it cannot be que'd by an automation system with agents I need to add to the list.

5. Technician Assignments: Would love the opportunity to set the systems into clusters like for specific …
Logon Login failed for user . Reason: Attempting to use an NT account name with SQL Server Authentication.

I have a Windows domain account like gooled\solarexpert that is set as sysadmin on mssql database, connect to Solarwind application.  The application connection is not successful. I check the database log, it is "....Reason: Attempting to use an NT account name with SQL Server Authentication."

I use this account gooled\solarexpert  on other database with same setting, it's no issue to connect. Most are nnncet5ed successfully, only few of them is with this error message.

Any advice?

I have tried almost all suggestions posted from web about this error, it still doesn't work.

My server is mssql 2012
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I am running an issue with our Solarwinds Orion server not producing any reports and values showing 0 for CPU and Memory usage for even weekly report. This issue started ever since we migrated from 2012 server to 2016 server. The database was simply moved to the new server. We are on VMware 5.5 environment.

Upon checking more, some nodes were showing not managed so I went ahead and enabled the hosts as managed nodes. Now the host is enabled for VMware VCS polling auth but the windows servers within the hosts need VCS polling authentication.  For these windows machines I tried checking the box where it says VCS auth and input VMware root credentials for the host but it kept failing with message invalid auth. I am sure that I am entering right credentials.

- The reports are showing 0%, we checked a sample node and I found out that there is no data in the database (VMStatistics table)
- I went to the web console and checked the vmware polling, found out that the guest is not managed in Orion

- To get the data collection working, I need to enable VMware polling for the nodes

Does the windows nodes within VMware host also require VCS polling authentications ?

Sorry I am new to solar winds and can use some help.

Thanks in advance.
I want to know how to integrate Chocolatey into SolarWinds N-Central?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Please advise. I have a Dell PowerEdge T420 where the hardware is fine but SNMP for Solarwinds MSP Remote Monitoring is reporting a battery issue  for:
DELL PERC H310 SCSI - "Dell - RAID - Storage Management" and "Dell - Battery State - State of battery" is reporting "Unsupported SNMP variable. Everything matches the other working servers. However I want to compare the OIDs from the Dell Server vs. the Reporting Software. For the monitoring software it is reporting (battery) OID:
Please advise
FYI: Could not find matching hardware when I ran the SNMP Walk on the problem server unless I am looking for the wrong thing? Searched for "battery" and "RAID"


SolarWinds’ mission has been to provide purpose-built products that are designed to make jobs easier for IT professionals, MSPs, and DevOps pros. We offer value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management challenges—whether those challenges are related to networks, servers, applications, storage, virtualization, cloud, or development operations.

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