The Orion 101: Introduction to SolarWinds 5-day class takes an in depth look at NPM, NCM, NTA, SAM, IPAM, UDT, VNQM, SRM, SCM.
The Loop1 Orion 101: Introduction to SolarWinds training class is geared toward students of all knowledge levels. The objectives covered in the class will both introduce the features and best practices to users who are new to Orion products and will dive into advanced configuration options and scenarios intended for the more advanced user.
The instructor will query students on their specific deployments and aid students in understanding how a specific feature or best practice can be most effectively leveraged in their production environment. Time-permitting, the instructor may have students share their production with the class to be used in a real-world training scenario.
Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Understanding Orion NPM Server Prerequisites
- IIS & SQL Server Verifications
Using the Orion NPM Web Console
- Populating the Orion NPM Node Database
- Network Discovery
- Adding and Removing Nodes
- Editing Nodes
- Understanding Node Grouping
- Creating & Managing Web Console Users
- Defining View Limitations
- Working with Monitoring Protocols
- Working with Database Retention & Database Maintenance in NPM
Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) - Continued
Orion Network Atlas
- Network Atlas vs Orion Maps
Orion NPM built-in tools
- Working with Custom Properties, Groups, & Dependencies
- Creating and Managing Views
- Poller Management
- Universal Device Poller
- Poller Settings
Orion NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Understanding Orion NTA Prerequisites
- Database Performance Considerations
- Flow Technologies
- Configuring NetFlow Sources
NetFlow Design Theories
Using the Orion NTA Web Console
- Viewing NetFlow Sources
- Working & Monitored Applications
- Working & IP Address Groups
- Orion NTA Data Retention
- Configuration of NetFlow on common CISCO devices
- Configuration using both CLI and NCM
Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Understanding Orion NCM Server Prerequisites
- IIIS & SQL Server Verification
Using Orion NCM
Populating Managed Devices
- Network Discovery
- Adding, Editing and Removing Nodes
Creating and Managing Users
Working with Jobs
- Scheduling Bulk Changes & Backups
Enabling Real-time Change Notification
Working with Compliance Reports & Policies
Understanding Device Templates
Working with the Orion NCM Web Console
- Integrating with Orion NPM
Orion Server & Application Monitor (SAM)
Understanding SAM Prerequisites
- Orion Service Packs
- Application Discovery
Populating SAM nodes into Orion
Understanding Orion SAM Components & Templates
- SAM Component Monitors
- Windows Based Components
- Synthetic Transactions – User Experience Monitors
- Linux/Unix Script Monitors
- Assigning Application Monitor Templates
- Understanding Orion SAM Credentials
- SAM Component Monitor
Understanding Alerting with Orion SAM
Working with Orion SAM Applications & Components in Reports and Groups
Working with Orion SAM Objects in Orion Maps
- Including Applications & Component Status in Maps
Understanding Orion Log Analyzer (LA) Prerequisites
- Log Analyzer vs Log View
- Basic Functionality and Rules Processing
Orion IP Address Manager (IPAM)
Understanding Orion IPAM Prerequisites and Installation
Using the Orion IPAM Web Console
- Defining Monitored Subnets
- Monitoring Microsoft Windows & Cisco DHCP Servers
Understanding Orion IPAM Alerting
Working with Orion IPAM in NPM reports
Working with Orion IPAM in configuring IP Request Forms
VoIP and Network Quality Manger (VNQM)
Understanding VNQM Prerequisites
- Orion NPM & Service Packs
- VNQM Capable Sources
Using the VNQM Web Console
- Adding VNQM Devices
- Defining VNQM Operations
- Understanding VNQM Operation Types
- IPSLA Operations
- Call Managers
Leveraging VNQM Statistics in Network Atlas
- Using VNQM Data in Maps
Working with VNQM Alerts
Working with VNQM Reports and Groups
User Device Tracker (UDT)
Understanding and using UDT
Adding nodes using UDT
Understanding Ports vs Interfaces
Working with Lists
- White listing
- Watch listing
Reports and Alerts
Understanding Orion SCM Requirements
Conducting Hardware & Software Inventory using SCM
Working with Profiles
- Creating Custom Profiles
- Assigning Profiles using SCM
Understanding FIM and tracking changes
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