Orion 301: Automation and SDK Advanced Training in Automation and SDK

This 3-day class takes an in depth look at Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and the Orion Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Orion 301: Automation and SDK class is geared towards students that already have extensive experience with the SolarWinds platform but want to deep dive into topics such as Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and the Orion Software Development Kit (SDK).

Loop1 recommends the Orion 201: System Management & Monitoring class as a prerequisite to provide students with an advanced understanding of the SolarWinds platform as the 301 class will not cover installation and basic overviews. Students will also be expected to have a basic knowledge of the Transact-SQL and PowerShell languages.

Day 1 Part 1: Introduction to the SDK

  • SWQL STUDIO
  • Connection
  • VERBS
  • Where do we see SWQL Code in the regular Orion GUI
Utilizing SWQL
  • Advanced Alerts
  • Advanced Reports
  • SWQL Widgets
Orion modern Dashboards

Day 2 PART 2: Getting to know SWQL on a deeper level

  • What is it?
  • Verbs and metadata
  • Connection to SQL (abstraction to SQL Studio)
Open SQL Studio and compare tables to SWQL tables
  • SWQL and implicit joins in the code

Part 3: PowerShell

  • Fundamentals
  • Functions in PowerShell/Objects
  • SolarWinds SDK cmdlets

Day 3 Part 4: Coding using tools covered in days 1 & 2

Building code that utilizes PowerShell to automate common Orion tasks
  1. Unamanage/manage nodes
  2. Modify node names
  3. Add nodes to Orion
  4. Delete nodes
  5. Interface discovery
  6. Network discovery
  7. REST API coding – obtain data from SolarWinds via web GET/ POST (Postman)*

*If class time permits

Practical Application

For the final session on Day 3, we want to help you apply the new skills you have learned during the 301 class through practical application. Benefit from our hands-on lab environment to review, test, and resolve any challenges you are faced with in your SolarWinds production—all under the expert guidance of our experienced SCP-certified class instructor.

Meet the Instructor

holger mundt itresor loop1
Holger Mundt

With more than 20 years of IT industry experience, Holger’s career began as a student-intern at Deutsche Telekom before becoming a consultant with a Veritas partner and then establishing his own business in 2010, I.Tresor—a German-based consulting and services organization with offices in Ansbach and Buchen. In 2021, Holger joined the Loop1 group with his company I.Tresor, taking up the role of Technical Architect.

As a monitoring consultant, he has set up numerous SolarWinds installations in the DACH region, from small to large deployments. Being nominated as Channel Champion in 2018 and THWACK MVP (HerrDoktor) in 2019, he has proven his dedication to SolarWinds with his deep knowledge of IT Operations Management. Holger currently holds six SCP certifications.

Let's Talk. Take the next step in your SolarWinds Training journey today!