Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training

Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training

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Introduction:

Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training with Hands-on Labs (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

This Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds class Led by an SCP instructor with years of experience working on hundreds of unique Solarwinds environments for companies of all sizes.

Our engineers work side-by-side with you as they teach fundamentals and capabilities of the SolarWinds software products. This public Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds is offered in a comfortable classroom environment with dedicated workstations for each aspirant.

Duration: 5 days

Related Courses

RESOURCES:

  • Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Guide by Joe Dissmeyer – Paperback/Amazon
  • Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Guide by Leon Adato, Patrick Hubbard, et al. – Paperback/Amazon
  • Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Guide by Joe Dissmeyer – Paperback/Kindle/Amazon
  • Solarwinds Training Guide by Justin M. Brant – Kindle/Amazon
  • Solarwinds Training Guide by Joe Dissmeyer – Hardcover/Amazon

Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training – Customize It:

  • If you are familiar with some aspects of Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Solarwinds Training – Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training – Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds course is defined here:

  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows

Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training – Objectives:

Upon completing this Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Learn the fundamentals of SolarWinds tools
  • Solarwinds Training – Hands-on learning lab with customized equipment
  • Solarwinds Training – NPM, NTA, NCM, SAM, IPAM, VNQM & UDT
  • Solarwinds Training – Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • Solarwinds Training – Orion NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
  • Solarwinds Training – Orion Server & Application Monitor
  • Solarwinds Training – Orion IP Address Manager (IPAM), VoIP and Network Quality Manager (VNQM)

Solarwinds Orion 101: Introduction to Solarwinds Training – Course Syllabus:

Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

    1. Understanding Orion NPM Server Prerequisites
      1. IIS & SQL Server Verifications
    2. Installing Orion NPM
      1. Orion NPM Configuration Wizard
    3. Using the Orion NPM Web Console
      1. Populating the Orion NPM Node Database
        1. Network Discovery
        2. Adding and Removing Nodes
        3. Editing Nodes
        4. Understanding Node Grouping
      2. Working with Custom Properties
        1. Defining Custom Properties
        2. Using the Account Limitation Builder
      3. Creating & Managing Web Console Users
        1. Defining View Limitations
      4. Creating & Managing Views
        1. Customizing Default Views
        2. Creating Views
        3. Working with the Custom HTML Resources
      5. Working with Wireless Devises in NPM
        1. Autonomous Access Points
        2. Thin Controllers & Lightweight Access Points
        3. Wireless Clients
      6. Working with Database Retention & Database Maintenance in NPM
      7. Working with Syslog & SNMP Traps in NPM
    4. Orion Network Atlas
      1. Creating Maps in Orion NPM
        1. Understanding Connect Now
        2. Understanding Child Status Indicators
    5. Orion NPM Server Applications
      1. Advanced Alert Manager
        1. Creating and Editing Alerts
        2. Defining Alerts Actions and Escalation
      2. Orion Report Writer
        1. Creating and Editing Alerts
        2. Automating reports with Orion Report Schedules

Module Objectives:

  1. In-depth review on how to understand server load (based on number of monitored elements across all installed modules) to determine the appropriate core and SQL server hardware requirements for a given environment. Students perform a hands-on installation of Orion and all the core modules on their own virtual machine and learn how to leverage the configuration wizard to maintain an Orion deployment.
  2. Students gain experience with creating and editing nodes as well as understanding node groupings.  Other topics covered: creating and maintaining web console users, establishing monitoring protocols, and maintaining an NPM database.
  3. Students gain experience building maps in Orion Maps and learn best practices for presenting Orion data visually in maps for both business application status and geographic mapping.
  4. Students gain experience creating and modifying properties, groups, dependencies, views and custom pollers. Discussion topics include best practices for creating and managing views. Additionally the Custom Poller training covers SNMP fundamentals of understanding MIBs, OIDs and presenting Custom Poller data in the Orion web console.

Orion NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    1. Understanding Orion NTA Prerequisites
      1. Orion Service Packs
      2. Database Performance Considerations
      3. Configuring NetFlow Sources
    2. Installing Orion NTA
      1. Orion Configuration Wizard
    3. Using the Orion NTA Web Console
      1. Viewing NetFlow Sources
      2. Working & Monitored Applications 3.3 Working & IP Address Groups
      3. Orion NTA Data Retention

Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    1. Understanding Orion NCM Server Prerequisites
      1. IIIS & SQL Server Verification
    2. Installation of Orion NCM
      1. Orion NCM Configuration Wizard
    3. Using Orion NCM
      1. Populating Managed Devices
        1. Network Discovery
        2. Adding and Removing Nodes
        3. Editing Nodes
      2. Creating and Managing Users
        1. Adding Users
        2. Assigning Roles
      3. Working with Jobs
        1. Scheduling Backups
        2. Scheduling Bulk Changes
      4. Enabling Real-time Change Notification
      5. Working with Compliance Reports & Policies
        1. Defining Rules
        2. Assigning Rules to Policies
        3. Assigning Policies to Reports
      6. Understanding Device Templates
      7. Working with the Orion NCM Web Console
        1. Integrating with Orion NPM

Module Objectives:

  1. Students develop an understanding of what data is included in flows, how to leverage IP address groups for understanding traffic flow of specific sites, applications or users. Students implement flow to their own classroom servers.
  2. Students develop an understanding of what data is included in flows, how to leverage IP address groups for understanding traffic flow of specific sites, applications or users. Students implement flow to their own classroom servers.

Orion Server & Application Monitor

    1. Understanding SAM Prerequisites
      1. Orion Service Packs
    2. Installing Orion SAM
      1. Orion Configuration Wizard
    3. Understanding Orion SAM Components & Templates
      1. SAM Component Monitors
        1. Windows Based Components
        2. Synthetic Transactions – User Experience Monitors
        3. Linux/Unix Script Monitors
      2. Assigning Application Monitor Templates Understanding Orion SAM Credentials
      3. Understanding Alerting with Orion SAM
      4. Working with Orion SAM Applications & Components in Reports and Groups
      5. Working with Orion SAM Objects in Network Atlas
        1. Including Applications & Component Status in Maps

Module Objectives:

  1. Students gain hands on experience creating new templates, working with SAM component monitors, and developing techniques for determining how to monitor the various layers of business services and applications.

Orion IP Address Manager (IPAM), VoIP and Network Quality Manager (VNQM)

    1. IPAM
      1. Understanding Orion IPAM Prerequisites
      2. Installing Orion IPAM
      3. Using the Orion IPAM Web Console
        1. Defining Monitored Subnets
        2. Monitoring Microsoft Windows &
          1. Cisco DHCP Servers
      4. Understanding Orion IPAM Alerting
      5. Working with Orion IPAM in Orion NPM Reports
    2. VNQM
      1. Understanding VNQM Prerequisites
        1. Orion NPM & Service Packs
        2. VNQM Capable Sources
      2. Installing VNQM
        1. Orion NPM Configuration Wizard
      3. Using the VNQM Web Console
        1. Adding VNQM Devices
        2. Defining VNQM Operations
          1. Understanding VNQM Operation Types
      4. Leveraging VNQM Statistics in Network Atlas
        1. Using VNQM Data in Maps
      5. Working with VNQM Alerts
      6. Working with VNQM in NPM Reports and Groups

Module Objectives:

  1. Students perform a hands on configuration of IPAM in their own virtual machine and learn how to leverage the IPAM features to manage the IP address environment. Students will gain an understanding of how to monitor and manage both Window sand Cisco DHCP servers and scopes from within IPAM, as well as Windows DNS servers. The instructor will cover best practices such as the use of split scopes, and the benefits of techniques and settings such as DNS scavenging to ensure accurate name resolution data within the IPAM console.
  2. Students gain hands on experience monitoring both Windows and Cisco DHCP servers. Students configure VNQM operations and gain an understanding of best practices for leveraging VNQM to isolate and identify network performance problems vs. application performance issues.
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