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SolarWinds® Technical Update:
the Best New Features
Ed Bender
Lead Federal SE
ed.bender@solarwinds.com 410-286-3060

© 201...
New Product Versions and Key Features Covered Today
» Network Performance Monitor (NPM 10.6)
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Web Based Reporting ...
Other Fed Specific Features
» Network Performance Monitor (NPM 10.6)
 Route monitoring improvements (including Multicast ...
NPM – Web Based Reporting
» Web based reporting UI with new "out of the box" reports with charts
 Reports that substitute...
NPM – UnDP on Maps with Thresholds
» UnDP on maps with thresholds

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NPM – New Worldwide Maps (OpenStreetMaps Engine)
» Capability to display the status of nodes or an aggregated group of nod...
NPM – Integration with VMAN

Visibility into
Datastore Capacity
and Performance

© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIG...
NPM 10.6 Demo

Network Performance Monitor 10.6
Demo

© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NPM 10.6 – Other New Features
» Syslog/Trap Rules Improvement (Drag & Drop, Import/Export)
» Node Unmanaged Functionality ...
NCM 7.2 Enhancements
» Continue moving functionality from Win32® client to Web UI
 Job management (Windows Task Scheduler...
NCM 7.2 Enhancements (Continued)
» Change Approval System enhancements
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Approved requests to be executed ...
NCM 7.2 Demo of New Features

Network Configuration
Manager 7.2 DEMO
© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED...
NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA 4.0) Update
» Architecture change allows dramatic improvements in performance and data
reten...
NTA 4.0 – Architecture in a 64bit Environment
Installation cases
1. One server (evaluation)

2. Remote SQL & Flow Storage
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NTA 4.0 Scalability Notes
» Architecture change allows dramatic improvements in performance and data
retention
 Alleviate...
Server & Application Monitor (SAM 6.0)
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Integration with Virtualization Manager (VMAN 6.0)
AppInsight for MS...
SAM 6.0 Demo

Server & Application Monitor 6.0
DEMO

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Firewall Security Manager (FSM 6.6)
» FSM Overview
 Analyzed firewall configs and logs to isolate redundant, covered and ...
FSM Orion Integration

FSM Orion Integration
•Summary Page
•Tree View
•Report overview
•Security Audit
•PCI Compliance
•AC...
FSM 6.6 Demo

Firewall Security Manager 6.6 DEMO

© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Other Products with New Features
» Quick overview of key new features in other network monitoring products:
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User ...
UDT v3 Enhancements
» Whitelisting
 Set up a white list of devices based on MAC address, IP address, or hostname

» Trap ...
UDT v3 Enhancements (Continued)
» Port Shutdown
 Remotely shutdown a compromised device port

» New Alert
 Get an alert ...
What‘s New in VNQM 4.1
» VoIP & Network Quality Manager can already monitor your WAN quality using IPSLA
operations and Ca...
View Your VoIP and Data Utilization for a Gateway or Trunk

© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
IPAM as DHCP, DNS and IP Address Management &
Configuration Tool
» IPAM strategy is to offer you a unified and multivendor...
What Are We Working On?
» IPAM is currently in 4.1 Beta phase – you may try!
 http://thwack.solarwinds.com/groups/orion-i...
Network Topology Mapper (NTM 2.0)
» What is Network Topology Mapper
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Discovers & Map your network (replaces LANsur...
Q&A
Contact Us
Call: 877-946-3751
Email: federalsales@solarwinds.com

Email our Government Reseller DLT: solarwinds@dlt.co...
More on SolarWinds

» Watch a short demo video: http://www.solarwinds.com/sedemo
» Download a free trial: http://www.solar...
Thank You!
The SOLARWINDS and SOLARWINDS & Design marks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds
Worldwide, LLC, are regis...
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SolarWinds® releases new versions of our most popular products at an almost dizzying pace, and keeping up with the latest and greatest features can be challenging. Watch this webinar to see demonstrations of the newest features by the Federal Systems Engineer (SE) team.

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    1. 1. SolarWinds® Technical Update: the Best New Features Ed Bender Lead Federal SE ed.bender@solarwinds.com 410-286-3060 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    2. 2. New Product Versions and Key Features Covered Today » Network Performance Monitor (NPM 10.6)     Web Based Reporting Tool UnDP on Maps VMAN integration New World Map » Network Configuration Manager (NCM 7.2)  Web interface for Job Scheduling  End of Sales/End of Life for network devices » NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA 4.0)  Architecture change for dramatic improvements in performance and data retention  Web Based Reporting tool » Server & Application Monitor (SAM 6.0)     Integration with Virtualization Manager (VMAN 6.0) AppInsight for MS SQL Server Asset Inventory Disk IO Performance metrics for Processes and Services » Firewall Security Manager (FSM 6.6)  New Orion® interface for FSM © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    3. 3. Other Fed Specific Features » Network Performance Monitor (NPM 10.6)  Route monitoring improvements (including Multicast Route Monitoring) » Network Configuration Manager (NCM 7.2)  Elimination of “Windows® Task Scheduler” due to DISA STIG compliance » NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA 4.0)  Forensics capability dramatically improved with NTA 4.0 due to significant increase in data retention. » Server & Application Monitor (SAM 6.0)  Server Asset Inventory includes software installed on machines  Integration with Web Help Desk® can automate discovery of Assets and population of Assets in Web Help Desk ticketing system. » Firewall Security Manager (FSM 6.6)  STIG audit report is configurable © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    4. 4. NPM – Web Based Reporting » Web based reporting UI with new "out of the box" reports with charts  Reports that substitute legacy/old reporting and add possibility to show historical charts  TOP xx reports that show charts and detailed information about interfaces and nodes and wireless on the same page. Custom SWQL/SQL. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    5. 5. NPM – UnDP on Maps with Thresholds » UnDP on maps with thresholds © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    6. 6. NPM – New Worldwide Maps (OpenStreetMaps Engine) » Capability to display the status of nodes or an aggregated group of nodes over dynamically updated street data. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    7. 7. NPM – Integration with VMAN Visibility into Datastore Capacity and Performance © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    8. 8. NPM 10.6 Demo Network Performance Monitor 10.6 Demo © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    9. 9. NPM 10.6 – Other New Features » Syslog/Trap Rules Improvement (Drag & Drop, Import/Export) » Node Unmanaged Functionality Improvements » Multicast Support for HP® devices © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    10. 10. NCM 7.2 Enhancements » Continue moving functionality from Win32® client to Web UI  Job management (Windows Task Scheduler not used anymore)  Config management (edit, delete, set baseline, import from file)  Possibility to test device login credentials » End-of-Life information management  Suggestions for Cisco® and Juniper®, possibility to enter custom data  Customizable reporting; new resource on summary page » Multiple global connection profiles  Define multiple connection profiles (device credentials, protocol, port etc.)  NCM will try which of the predefined connection profiles works for a device (configurable per device) » The execution of Config Change Templates can be scheduled © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    11. 11. NCM 7.2 Enhancements (Continued) » Change Approval System enhancements     » » » » 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 SNMPv3 -- Support of AES-256 encryption Device support (Palo Alto Networks®, Brocade®) Config Change Template Extensions: 'delay' command, string <-> number conversion Support for database encryption using MS SQL TDE © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    12. 12. NCM 7.2 Demo of New Features Network Configuration Manager 7.2 DEMO © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    13. 13. NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA 4.0) Update » Architecture change allows dramatic improvements in performance and data retention     Alleviates SQL overhead from NTA on the Orion DB Allows for much longer raw data retention Scalability increased Deployment flexibility » Web Based Reporting tool  Same reporting tool as with NPM  “Legacy Reports” are not going away © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    14. 14. NTA 4.0 – Architecture in a 64bit Environment Installation cases 1. One server (evaluation) 2. Remote SQL & Flow Storage (Recommended Deployment) 1. Remote SQL server (embedded Flow Storage) © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    15. 15. NTA 4.0 Scalability Notes » Architecture change allows dramatic improvements in performance and data retention  Alleviates SQL overhead from NTA on the Orion DB  Allows for much longer raw data retention • New Flow Storage allows us to store flows with 1 minute granularity for whole retention period (30 days by default)  Significantly better performance compared to same amount of data on NTA 3.11 with Microsoft® SQL • Better load times on NTA resources / reports. • NTA is capable to process more flows per seconds  Distributed and Scalable architecture » Web Based Reporting tool  Same reporting tool as with NPM  “Legacy Reports” are not going away © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    16. 16. Server & Application Monitor (SAM 6.0) » » » » » » » Integration with Virtualization Manager (VMAN 6.0) AppInsight for MS SQL Server Asset Inventory Disk IO Performance metrics for Processes and Services Real-Time Event Log Viewer Threshold Baseline Calculator Web Based Reporting (sound familiar yet?) © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    17. 17. SAM 6.0 Demo Server & Application Monitor 6.0 DEMO © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    18. 18. Firewall Security Manager (FSM 6.6) » FSM Overview  Analyzed firewall configs and logs to isolate redundant, covered and unused objects  Models how a new rule, or change to an existing one, will impact your firewall policy  Simplifies firewall troubleshooting and change management for your multi-vendor layer 3 network devices  Automates security audits using over 120 customizable, out-of-the-box checks based on standards from NSA, NIST, SANS and more » FSM Orion Integration  Summary Page  Tree View  Report overview • Security Audit • PCI Compliance  ACL/NAT Rules view  Network Objects view © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    19. 19. FSM Orion Integration FSM Orion Integration •Summary Page •Tree View •Report overview •Security Audit •PCI Compliance •ACL/NAT Rules view •Network Objects view © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    20. 20. FSM 6.6 Demo Firewall Security Manager 6.6 DEMO © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    21. 21. Other Products with New Features » Quick overview of key new features in other network monitoring products:     User Device Tracker (UDT 3.0) VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM 4.1) IP Address Manager (IPAM 4.0) Network Topology Mapper (NTM 2.0) © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    22. 22. UDT v3 Enhancements » Whitelisting  Set up a white list of devices based on MAC address, IP address, or hostname » Trap Notifications  Get connectivity information in "real time"; receive an alert when a device not on whitelist connects to the network » Users on Watch List  Add users to the Watch List; receive an alert when a watched user connects » Domain Controller Config Wizard  Facilitate collection of user login information by configuring appropriate logging level on Windows Servers® © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    23. 23. UDT v3 Enhancements (Continued) » Port Shutdown  Remotely shutdown a compromised device port » New Alert  Get an alert when an endpoint port changes » New Report on Wireless Endpoints » Groups  Add UDT ports to groups » Virtual Route and Forwarding (VRF)  Poll devices for VRF data » Support of Windows Server 2012 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    24. 24. What‘s New in VNQM 4.1 » VoIP & Network Quality Manager can already monitor your WAN quality using IPSLA operations and Call Details Record for VoIP troubleshooting » Cisco MGCP PRI and PRI Trunk utilization monitoring      Real VoIP utilization monitoring on Cisco PRI Gateways Detailed data distribution UI Trunk utilization charts Historical VoIP & data utilization statistics for gateways Call issues summary per gateway © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    25. 25. View Your VoIP and Data Utilization for a Gateway or Trunk © 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    26. 26. IPAM as DHCP, DNS and IP Address Management & Configuration Tool » IPAM strategy is to offer you a unified and multivendor tool for end to end IP Address Management » What IPAM already does:     IP Address scanning, IP Subnets utilization reporting Cisco (ASA including), Microsoft DHCP services management Microsoft and BIND DNS management IP Address Conflict detection © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    27. 27. What Are We Working On? » IPAM is currently in 4.1 Beta phase – you may try!  http://thwack.solarwinds.com/groups/orion-ip-address-manager-beta » Adding support for missing DHCP options, new UI, generic approach » ISC DHCP Management – manage your scopes, groups, see pools » More OOTB reports with charts – adoption of the new Orion reporting © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    28. 28. Network Topology Mapper (NTM 2.0) » What is Network Topology Mapper     Discovers & Map your network (replaces LANsurveyor®) Provides L2 & L3 Network Maps Provides raw network reports Export network diagrams to Microsoft Visio®, Network Atlas, PDF and PNG » New Features  Network Atlas/NPM import and export of maps  Integrated with Engineers Toolset  Microsoft Hyper-V® Mapping © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NTM NPM SolarWinds ETS
    29. 29. Q&A Contact Us Call: 877-946-3751 Email: federalsales@solarwinds.com Email our Government Reseller DLT: solarwinds@dlt.com © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    30. 30. More on SolarWinds » Watch a short demo video: http://www.solarwinds.com/sedemo » Download a free trial: http://www.solarwinds.com/downloads/ » Visit our Federal website: http://www.solarwinds.com/federal » Call the SolarWinds Federal sales team: 877-946-3751 » Email federal sales: federalsales@solarwinds.com » Email our Government Reseller DLT®: solarwinds@dlt.com © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    31. 31. Thank You! 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. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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