Tag: configuration management


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Change Is Good. Monitoring Change Is Better.

October 30, 2019

You can’t run IT without changes, but changes are the #1 source of problems for IT. The fact is, you can’t – and shouldn’t – avoid change. In this session, Head Geeks™ Thomas LaRock and Leon Adato show you how to observe, confirm, and …


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Networks

Templates vs. Policies

November 9, 2018

Are configuration templates still needed with an automation framework? Or does the automation policy make them a relic of the past? Traditional Configuration Management: Templates We’ve all been there. We always keep a backup copy of a device’s configuration, not just for recovery, but …


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Where Is Your Configuration Source of Truth?

October 25, 2018

Ask a good server engineer where their server configuration is defined and the answer will likely be something similar to In my Puppet manifests. Ask a network administrator the same thing about the network devices and they’ll probably look at you in confusion. Likely responses may …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 62: Security Tools Deep Dive

May 15, 2018

In this episode, Head Geek Destiny Bertucci and Security Product Manager Jamie Hynds show you how to use Security Event Manager (formerly Log & Event Manager), Patch Manager, and Network Configuration Manager to help you meet your 2018 security audit needs. Back to Video …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 46: NetPath’s Super Friends: NCM and NTA

May 15, 2018

In this episode of SolarWinds Lab, meet our newest addition to the roster of rock star SolarWinds Head Geeks, Destiny Bertucci. The Head Geeks dig into all the new features of Network Performance Monitor (NPM), Network Configuration Manager (NCM), and NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) …


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Security

An A-B-C Approach to Improving Security Compliance

January 30, 2018

Security is always an important topic with our government customers. Here’s an applicable article from my colleague, Joe Kim, in which he offers some tips on compliance. Ensuring that an agency complies with all of the various standards can be a job in itself. …