USMC Leverages SolarWinds for Mission Critical Network Performance Monitoring


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The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) of the US Marine Corps is tasked with enabling the fast, secure, and reliable exchange of information to U.S. forces deployed in the battle field so they're empowered to make the best operational decisions in real time.

Join Les Timmons, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps and Josh Stephens, SolarWinds VP of Technology, and for an in depth 1 hour discussion around how the MEF deployed SolarWinds real-time network monitoring solutions to help troubleshoot, analyze & manage network performance.Specifically, you’ll learn the MEF addresses challenges such as:

• Quality of service issues on the battlefield
• Support for IP-based voice systems
• Ability to monitor power sources & status
• Support for mission critical applications such as video teleconferencing

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USMC Leverages SolarWinds for Mission Critical Network Performance Monitoring

  1. 1. USMC Leverages SolarWinds for Mission Critical Network Performance Monitoring
  2. 2. <ul><li>A big “Howdy” from SolarWinds </li></ul><ul><li>based in Austin, Texas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Josh Stephens - Head Geek, Monster Blogger, Constant Tweeter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Les Timmons – GySgt United States Marine Corps (retired) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today’s Topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USMC Leverages SolarWinds for Mission Critical Network Performance Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is SolarWinds? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What we do… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are our customers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The SolarWinds community… </li></ul></ul>Introduction
  3. 3. Housekeeping <ul><li>Can you hear me now? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, use the GoToWebinar Q&A panel to contact the moderator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you ask questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this thing be recorded? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Disclaimer… <ul><ul><li>The information included within this webcast is based upon the knowledge and experience of the presenters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neither this webcast or the presenters are representing the 1 MEF or the USMC </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. A Note on Today’s Format… <ul><ul><li>Today’s presentation is going to be primarily a discussion between the two presenters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The audible portion will be the most important – the slides are just placeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will be demonstrating the technologies discussed during the last segment of the webcast </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Today we’ll discuss how the 1 st MEF addressed challenges such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of service issues on the battle field </li></ul><ul><li>Support for IP-based voice & video systems </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing equipment loss via monitoring power sources & status </li></ul><ul><li>Managing end-of-life devices </li></ul><ul><li>Shrinking the training requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of working in a joint inter-service communications architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Improving reliability of continuity operations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Managing Quality of Service Issues in the Field <ul><li>Priority of Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>VTC </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Latency, Jitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redirecting traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting QoE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Traffic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Reducing Equipment Loss via Power Monitoring <ul><li>Environmental Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Power </li></ul><ul><li>Backup Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring State Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling Maintenance </li></ul>
  9. 9. Managing Network Devices <ul><li>Managing Cisco IOS Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor issues EoL notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and replacing faulty devices </li></ul><ul><li>Rogue devices </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shrinking the Training Requirement <ul><li>New Boots on the Ground </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Watch Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnover and Accounting for State of the Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual representation and historical information </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Working in a Joint Inter-Service Comm Architecture <ul><li>Battling the “distant-end” controversy </li></ul><ul><li>Common link in a multi-system environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Route redistribution (BGP4 – OSPF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information sharing via SolarWinds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Custom views </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access control </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Improving Continuity Operations <ul><li>Replication and Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Backups </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Validation and Testing </li></ul><ul><li>On the move </li></ul>
  13. 13. Orion Demonstration - Slide -
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you for attending! </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of </li></ul><ul><li>SolarWinds products visit: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Stephens, Head Geek </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>twitter: sw_headgeek </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul>Summary and Q&A