New Product Release Roundup: SAM, NPM, & VNQM

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Learn how you can easily add more power, deeper insight, more accurate alerting, and faster time to root cause with snap-in applications from SolarWinds. In this short webcast, we take you through a few of our newest releases and discuss how these products could power up your existing infrastructure. Want to be more proactive? Solve problems faster? Free yourself from routine tasks and focus on more strategic ones? Bring any questions you have about your own infrastructure or product integrations and we’ll help you solve them.

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New Product Release Roundup: SAM, NPM, & VNQM

  1. 1. New Release Roundup Powering Up NPM & Other Core Apps © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. 2. Welcome to Today’s Webinar! » Your Host  Chris Jeffreys, Sales Engineer » Don’t Wait to Ask Questions  This is an interactive presentation  Feel free to interrupt and please ask away! » What We’ll Cover  Server & Application Monitor 6.0  Network Configuration Manager 7.2  VoIP and Network Call Manager 4.1 2© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  3. 3. Server & Application Monitor © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  4. 4. Server & Application Monitor » Eliminate finger pointing & get to the problem faster with a single pane of glass  Group network, application and server elements together  Use dependencies to understand the relationships between network and application resources » Find resource bottlenecks in real time  With the Real Time Process Explorer you can determine which processes are CPU & memory hogs & kill them » Native application support for over 150 applications  Multi –vendor hardware monitoring – Dell®, HP®, IBM® System x®, blade chassis  Create custom application monitors in minutes – wizard drives it so no scripting! (WMI, SNMP, JMX, VMware®) 4© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  5. 5. What’s New? » New Features  Real-Time Event Log Viewer  Server Asset Inventory  AppInsight for SQL Server®  Threshold Baseline Calculator  Web Based Report Writer 5 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  6. 6. 6 SAM 6.0 - Real-Time Event Log Viewer » The Real-Time Event Log Viewer looks and functions similar to Windows® native Event Viewer 6 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  7. 7. 7 SAM 6.0 - Server Asset Inventory » Server Asset & Inventory Collection – Supported Operating Systems  Windows  Linux®  AIX™  VMware ESX®/ESXi™ » Server Warranty Expiration  Dell  IBM  HP » Server Warranty Summary 7 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  8. 8. 8 SAM 6.0 - Server Asset Inventory » Collects and displays inventory information of server nodes, including hardware and software items in a new Node Details subview entitled “Asset Inventory” » Includes Warranty expiration information for Dell, HP and IBM servers » Uses SNMP and WMI, VMware CIM and vCenter API protocols » Automatically enabled during Network Sonar Discovery » When enabled for a node the Asset Inventory subview appears automatically 8 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  9. 9. 9 SAM 6.0 – AppInsight for SQL 9 » Available via “List Resources” and “Add Node” Support for: • SQL 2008 • SQL 2008 R2 • SQL 2012 Nodes Types Supported • SNMP • WMI • ICMP © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  10. 10. 10 SAM 6.0 – Threshold Baseline Calculator » Key scenario  Allow for the calculation of recommended warning and critical thresholds unique to each specific environment from baseline 10 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  11. 11. 11 Demo © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  12. 12. 12 NCM 7.2 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  13. 13. 13 Why Add NCM? »Inventory and profile network devices »Develop and deploy standardized device configurations »Protect configurations against changes »Audit configurations for compliance to standards »Use change controls to manage updates »Tight integration with Network Performance Monitor (NPM) »Value – affordable, feature rich, easy to use, low TCO 13 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  14. 14. 14 What's New in NCM 7.2? » Device End-of-Life Management » Device Connection Profiles » Scheduling Configuration Job » Configuration Change Approval Workflow Enhancements » Web UI for Job Management, Configuration Management and more » Improved Devices Support (Brocade® and Palo Alto Networks®) 14 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  15. 15. 15 Device End-of-Life Management » What it is it?  Provides an integrated database of End-of-Sales (EOS) and End-of-Life (EOL) dates for Cisco® and Juniper® devices  For each device managed by NCM, view matching service dates (using fuzzy search)  Select and Import matching dates into your device profile  Add optional custom information to device profile to manage asset lifecycle milestones (e.g., replacement budget requested, budget approved, scheduled replacement date, etc.) 15 » Use Cases  Audit and control annual maintenance costs  Prepare financial and resource requests  Track critical milestones » Benefits  No more spreadsheets. Track vital details as part of the device profile  Easier to research EOS/EOL dates  Saves time and improves efficiency © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  16. 16. 16 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Device End-of-Life Management » Use Cases 16
  17. 17. 17 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Device Connection Profiles » What it is it ?  Defines device logon criteria (e.g., user name, password, remote protocol, port, etc.)  You apply a Device Connection Profile to one or more NCM managed devices  You can define multiple Device Connection Profiles and use them as needed  Alternately NCM can also auto-detect and use the right connection profile 17 » Use Cases  Standardize device access » Benefits  Easier to manage a handful of connection profiles as opposed to managing access settings on hundred of devices  Standardize device access  Keep NCM synchronized after making changes to device settings
  18. 18. 18 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Configuration Job Scheduling (Template-based) » What it is it ?  Create one-time and re- occurring schedules NCM template-based jobs 18 » Use Cases  Automate one or more reoccurring tasks » Benefits  Ensure consistency  Improve efficiency
  19. 19. 19 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Configuration Change Scheduling (Template-based) 19
  20. 20. 20 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Configuration Change Approval Workflow Enhancements » What it is it ?  Improvements to the configuration change approval workflow • Approved requests to be executed at specified date/time • Approved requests to be returned to requestor for execution • Requesters can see a history of what they requested and was approved • Approvers can see a history of what they approved 20 » Use Cases  Allow experienced staff to approve all change requests before they are implemented » Benefits  Review justification  Improve accuracy and work to eliminate error
  21. 21. 21 Demo © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  22. 22. 22 VNQM 4.1 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  23. 23. 23 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. How SolarWinds® Orion® Platform Troubleshoots VoIP » SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM)  Provides visibility into call manager logs (MOS, jitter, latency, packet loss, codec, signaling path)  Real time monitoring of Cisco MGCP PRI Gateways » SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor  Detects the VoIP devices (call managers, gateways)  Displays VoIP related information together with network performance & topology data » Integrated into a single web console for one tool troubleshooting 23
  24. 24. 24 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. How it Works 1. VNQM sends an alert in the case of a bad call quality or failed calls on a call manager: 2. VNQM summary page provides overview 3. Search for impacted call using VNQM 24
  25. 25. 25 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Call Detail View 4. VNQM provides details for each particular phone: 25
  26. 26. 26 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Call Manager & Gateway View 5. Or Call Manager and Gateway 26
  27. 27. 27 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Network Performance Data Impacting VoIP 6. NPM’s Node detail (for gateway or CCM) displays network data and topology: 27
  28. 28. 28 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Network Performance Data Impacting VoIP 7. Find latency or packet loss spikes on GW or CCM devices: 28
  29. 29. 29 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Routing Information and L3 Topology Information » View the networking problems impacting Gateway traffic like flapping routes or: » In this case, connection to router2 may impact all phones in 10.0.4.0/24 subnet 29
  30. 30. 30 What‘s New in VNQM 4.1? » PRI and PRI Trunk utilization monitoring  Real VoIP utilization monitoring on Cisco MGCP PRI Gateways  Detailed data distribution UI  Trunk utilization charts  Historical VoIP & data utilization statistics for gateways  Call issues summary per gateway 30 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  31. 31. 31 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DEMO 31
  32. 32. 32 Thank you for attending! » To get a direct download, ask specific questions about your environment, and more: customersales@solarwinds.com p.s. Remember to renew your maintenance!!! 32
  33. 33. Thank you! © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  34. 34. 34 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The SOLARWINDS and SOLARWINDS & Design marks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks, registered or pending registration in the United States or in other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be or are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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