Engineers Toolset Training v10 For SolarWinds Customers

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For more information on Engineer's Toolset visit: http://www.solarwinds.com/products/toolsets/

Watch this webcast: http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/videos/video-tutorial-engineers-toolset-v10.html

Once you’ve experienced Engineer’s Toolset, you’ll never troubleshoot your network the same way again. It includes a collection of powerful network management tools, all of which can be easily accessed through an innovative Workspace Studio to quickly resolve issues right from your desktop. With the Workspace Studio, you can organize your tools to tackle troubleshooting challenges and then recall that workspace with a click when you need it – saving valuable set-up time. And shared credential management saves even more time as you switch easily between the tools you need without re-entering credentials. Fire up Engineer’s Toolset on your workstation and get out of the wiring closet. Take control of your day and your network with powerful, timesaving features, including:

• Cut troubleshooting time in half using the Workspace Studio, which puts the tools you need for common situations at your fingertips.
• Monitor and alert in real time on network availability and health with tools including Real-Time Interface Monitor, SNMP Real-Time Graph, and Advanced CPU Load.
• Perform robust network diagnostics for troubleshooting and quickly resolving complex network issues with tools such as Ping Sweep, DNS Analyzer, and Trace Route.
• Deploy an array of network discovery tools including Port Scanner, Switch Port Mapper, and Advanced Subnet Calculator.
• Manage Cisco devices with specialized tools including Real-time NetFlow Analyzer, Config Downloader, and Config Compare.

This video tutorial covers SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset v10, including WorkSpace Studio and other features of Toolset.

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Engineers Toolset Training v10 For SolarWinds Customers

  1. 1. Toolset Training For SolarWinds Customers
  2. 2. Introduction  A big “Howdy” from SolarWinds based in Austin, Texas » Josh Stephens – Head Geek, Monster Blogger, Constant Tweeter » Greg Newman – Development Manager for Toolset  Today’s Topic: Training on SolarWinds Toolset v10  Who is SolarWinds? » Dude, if you don’t’ know this you’re on the wrong webcast…
  3. 3. Housekeeping  Can you hear me now?  If not, use the GoToWebinar chat or Q&A panel to let us know.  How do you win the free stuff?  How do you ask questions?  Will this thing be recorded?  Ask lots of questions
  4. 4. Agenda  Introduction to Toolset » What is it, what does it do, how can I get it » Monitoring vs. troubleshooting tools  Workspace Studio Interface » Navigating the interface » Configuring tools & gadgets » Application configuration  Classic Tools » Network Performance Monitor » Command Line Switch Port Mapper » DNS Analyzer » NetFlow Configurator / NetFlow Realtime » TFTP / SCP / SFTP Servers » Realtime Interface Monitor  Integration with Orion  Q&A
  5. 5. Introduction to Toolset What is the Engineer’s Toolset? Collection of monitoring, troubleshooting, utility, and discovery tools designed to help you manage and fix your network. Orion’s monitoring vs. Toolset’s monitoring Orion: Enterprise class, always on, viewed by many users via a website with complex alerting, etc. Toolset: Designed to be small, lightweight, and capable of being installed on a laptop. The monitoring in Toolset is meant to be part of the troubleshooting process, not the primary monitoring platform for large networks.* What is the Standard Toolset? Standard Toolset is a subset of the Engineer’s Toolset (about 9 different tools). Cool. Where can I get them? Fully functioning evaluation copies of Engineer’s Toolset: http://www.solarwinds.com/products/toolsets/
  6. 6. Monitoring vs Troubleshooting + Monitoring Troubleshooting Utility Discovery Workspace Studio Workspace Studio Workspace Studio Workspace Studio Network Performance Monitor TraceRoute TFTP Server Sonar Advanced CPU Load DNS Audit SFTP/SCP Server IP Network Browser Bandwidth Gauges DNS & Whois Resolver MIB Browser PingSweep CPU Gauge DNS Analyzer Compare Running Vs. Startup Configs SwitchPortMapper Network Monitor ProxyPing Config Download / Upload / Viewer MAC Address Discovery RealTime Interface Monitor Spam Blacklist Netflow Configurator SNMP Sweep Router CPU Load SNMP Trap Receiver IP Address Managment Subnet List SNMP Real-Time Graph Advanced Subnet Calc Port Scanner Syslog Server DHCP Scope Monitor SNMP Brute Force Watch It! Wake On LAN SNMP Dictionary Attack Netflow Realtime WAN Killer MIB Walk Enhanced Ping Update System MIB Cisco Router Password Decryption
  7. 7. Agenda  Introduction to Toolset » What is it, what does it do, how can I get it » Monitoring vs. troubleshooting tools  Workspace Studio Interface » Navigating the interface » Configuring tools & gadgets » Application configuration  Classic Tools » Network Performance Monitor » Command Line Switchport Mapper » DNS Analyzer » NetFlow Configurator / NetFlow Realtime » TFTP / SCP / SFTP Servers » Realtime Interface Monitor  Integration with Orion  Q&A
  8. 8. Workspace Studio – The Interface
  9. 9. Workspace Studio Product Demo: Tabs & Gadgets
  10. 10. Workspace Studio Product Demo: External Tools, Tips-n-Tricks, Application Settings
  11. 11. SolarWinds Certified Professional Question #1 Which command should you use to create a loopback interface on a Cisco router?  A. interface loopback 127.0.0.1  B. interface loopback 0 ip address 1.1.1.1 no shut  C. ip unnumbered loopback 0  D. interface loopback 0
  12. 12. Agenda  Introduction to Toolset » What is it, what does it do, how can I get it » Monitoring vs. troubleshooting tools  Workspace Studio Interface » Navigating the interface » Configuring tools & gadgets » Application configuration  Classic Tools » Network Performance Monitor » Command Line Switchport Mapper » DNS Analyzer » NetFlow Configurator / NetFlow Realtime » TFTP / SCP / SFTP Servers » Realtime Interface Monitor  Integration with Orion  Q&A
  13. 13. Classic Tools Product Demo: • Network Performance Monitor • Command Line Switch Port Mapper • DNS Analyzer • Netflow Configurator & Netflow Realtime • TFTP Server / SCP/SFTP Servers
  14. 14. SolarWinds Certified Professional Question #2 Universal Device Pollers (UnDP) can be applied to which two object types? (Choose two.)  A. nodes  B. volumes  C. interfaces  D. applications  E. monitors
  15. 15. Agenda  Introduction to Toolset » What is it, what does it do, how can I get it » Monitoring vs. troubleshooting tools  Workspace Studio Interface » Navigating the interface » Configuring tools & gadgets » Application configuration  Classic Tools » Network Performance Monitor » Command Line Switchport Mapper » DNS Analyzer » NetFlow Configurator / NetFlow Realtime » TFTP / SCP / SFTP Servers » Realtime Interface Monitor  Integration with Orion  Q&A
  16. 16. Integration with Orion
  17. 17. Integration with Orion If the Orion Integration menu still won’t appear after allowing the ActiveX security warning, see the following: http://thwack.com/forums/p/17273/70660.aspx Check out this blog post to learn more about Orion Integration with Engineer's Toolset: http://thwack.com/blogs/orion-product-team-blog/archive/2009/11/03/orion- integration-with-engineer-s-toolset.aspx
  18. 18. Review Question #1 In the Workspace Studio, what objects can be saved to the Toolbar?  A. Devices  B. Tabs  C. Gadgets  D. All of the above
  19. 19. Review Question #1 In the Workspace Studio, what objects can be saved to the Toolbar?  A. Devices  B. Tabs  C. Gadgets  D. All of the above
  20. 20. Review Question #2 How can I view all my polling intervals for all my nodes in Toolset Network Performance Monitor?  A. In the node control panel  B. Use the Node Polling Intervals view in the view menu  C. You can’t  D. Use WireShark
  21. 21. Review Question #2 How can I view all my polling intervals for all my nodes in Toolset Network Performance Monitor?  A. In the node control panel  B. Use the Node Polling Intervals view in the view menu  C. You can’t  D. Use WireShark
  22. 22. Review Question #3 What browsers are supported by the Orion Toolset Integration?  A. IE, Firefox, Chrome  B. IE Only  C. Opera  D. Netscape
  23. 23. Review Question #3 What browsers are supported by the Orion Toolset Integration?  A. IE, Firefox, Chrome  B. IE Only  C. Opera  D. Netscape
  24. 24. Where to learn more…  Documentation » http://www.solarwinds.com/products/toolsets/standard_features.aspx » http://www.solarwinds.com/products/toolsets/engineer.aspx  Videos • http://www.solarwinds.com/geek  Community • http://www.thwack.com  Technical Support • http://www.solarwinds.com/support/
  25. 25. Summary and Q&A Thank you for attending! To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of SolarWinds products visit: www.SolarWinds.com Contact information Josh Stephens, Head Geek headgeek@solarwinds.com twitter: sw_headgeek Blog: http://thwack.com/blogs/geekspeak/ p.s. Remember to renew your maintenance!!!

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