SCP-500 SolarWinds Certified Professional Exam Set 1

Your network has a few critical devices on the other side of a WAN link from your Orion server. If the router (name = "target") connecting Orion to the remote site goes down, you do not want alerts about those devices. How should you configure Orion NPM Alert Suppression within the Advance Alert Engine to achieve your goal?


Options are :

  • suppress alert when any of the following apply: Node Name is equal to "target" | Node Status is equal to "Down"
  • suppress alert when any of the following apply: Node Name is equal to "target" | Interface Status is equal to "Down"
  • suppress alert when all of the following apply: Node Name is equal to "target" | Node Status is equal to "Down"
  • suppress alert when all of the following apply: Node Name is equal to "target" | Interface Status is equal to "Down"

Answer : suppress alert when all of the following apply: Node Name is equal to "target" | Node Status is equal to "Down"

SCP-500 SolarWinds Certified Professional Exam Set 4

Every Monday morning, you need to provide a report on the previous weeks network-wide availability. Which component should you use to accomplish this task?


Options are :

  • Orion Report Scheduler
  • Windows Task Scheduler
  • Orion Report Writer
  • Orion Web Console Scheduler

Answer : Orion Report Scheduler

What is a potential root cause of a slow response time across a WAN circuit?


Options are :

  • large database re-indexing
  • high disk queue length on the SQL server
  • interface re-indexing on a WAN router
  • database replication across the circuit

Answer : database replication across the circuit

Which Universal Device Poller (UnDP) transform should you use to reduce the number of decimal places shown in graphs and tables?


Options are :

  • Maximum
  • ColumnMaximim
  • Truncate
  • Minimum

Answer : Truncate

SCP-500 SolarWinds Certified Professional Exam Set 4

As your Orion NPM deployment grows, you need to add pollers to the system, but due to budgetary constraints, you are unable to do so. What should you do in the short term to allow you to add a few more elements?


Options are :

  • reduce the number of reports
  • adjust data retentions
  • reduce the number of users
  • adjust polling intervals

Answer : adjust polling intervals

You have created a custom report that shows "uptime" for each of your devices and would like to show the data from this report on the Orion Network Summary View. How should you accomplish this?


Options are :

  • add the "Report From Orion Report Writer" resource to the target view and specify the uptime report
  • from within Report Writer, select "Make this report available from the Orion website"
  • add the "Custom HTML" resource to the target view and specify a link to the uptime report
  • add the "List of Reports" resource to the target view

Answer : add the "Report From Orion Report Writer" resource to the target view and specify the uptime report

You are investigating sudden slowness throughout the network. The routing tables are changing continuously and routes to many areas of the network are appearing & disappearing with each update. How should you investigate the cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • analyze routing protocol packets
  • look for WAN interfaces changing status
  • look for switch ports that are off
  • examine the available memory

Answer : look for WAN interfaces changing status

SCP-500 SolarWinds Certified Professional Exam Set 3

You are using NetFlow to analyze the traffic on your network. You notice that you have a large amount of traffic originating from various systems in your network destined to a single unrecognized off-net IP address during otherwise off-peak hours. What is the most likely cause?


Options are :

  • higher than average VoIP usage from your overseas sites
  • a malware or virus breakout on your network
  • a new, popular YouTube video being sent around the office
  • automated server backups occurring within your network

Answer : a malware or virus breakout on your network

Which command enables a Cisco IOS router to send a Syslog message to the Orion NPM Server?


Options are :

  • syslog enable 10.199.3.1
  • syslog-server host 10.199.3.1
  • syslog forward 10.199.3.1
  • logging 10.199.3.1

Answer : logging 10.199.3.1

How can the Universal Device Poller (UnDP) be launched?


Options are :

  • from the web console if advanced options are enabled
  • as an executable application
  • by right clicking on any device name in Orion
  • from the web console if you are the administrator

Answer : as an executable application

You need to write a report that shows network response time on an hourly basis for the past 30 days. When you try to set the summarization setting in the report to hourly, you get a reporting error. What is a possible cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • Response time data are only being collected every60 minutes.
  • Hourly data are being summarized into weekly data every 15 days.
  • Hourly data are being summarized into weekly data every 40 days.
  • Response time data are only being collected every 30 minutes.

Answer : Hourly data are being summarized into weekly data every 15 days.

An executive in your company wants to see reports from the Orion website. However, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) rules preclude you from giving them an account for the website. Which type of access should you use to allow them to see reports that are sent to them?


Options are :

  • PassLink
  • PassThrough
  • DirectLink
  • Guest

Answer : DirectLink

An Orion NPM web user has requested that a link to an external website be added to the Orion Web Console when looking at devices. However, you want to avoid making global changes to all web users. Which two steps are required to accomplish this task?


Options are :

  • add the resource User Defined Links to the Node Details view
  • add the resource User Links to the Network Summary view
  • assign a custom Node Details view to this user's account
  • add the resource Custom HTML or Test to the Interface Details view
  • assigns an Account Limitation to all other user accounts

Answer : add the resource User Defined Links to the Node Details view assign a custom Node Details view to this user's account

The application team at your company has informed you that they have deployed a new desktop application that communicates over a specific set of ports. What is the first step to determining the impact this application is having on your network?


Options are :

  • configure the NetFlow collector to monitor the application ports
  • reconfigure the SNMP agents to use the application ports
  • monitor the new application processes on the servers
  • check ping times of all of the servers

Answer : configure the NetFlow collector to monitor the application ports

What is the most efficient way to share a custom report with other Orion NPM users?


Options are :

  • download a model report from Thwack, and then paste it in your custom SQL query
  • upload a report to Thwack directly from System Manager
  • export a report from Report Writer and then upload it to the Thwack content sharing zone
  • upload a report to Thwack from the Orion Web Console Report view

Answer : export a report from Report Writer and then upload it to the Thwack content sharing zone

You have created a new account in the Orion NPM website that requires that only nodes that contain the string 'Core' in their hostname should be seen. Which two steps should you take in Orion NPM to accomplish this?


Options are :

  • add an Account Limitation based on Single Network Node
  • add an Account Limitation based on Node Name Pattern
  • add an Account Limitation based on Machine Type pattern
  • set the pattern to *Core
  • set the pattern to *Core*
  • set the pattern to Core*

Answer : add an Account Limitation based on Node Name Pattern set the pattern to *Core*

When monitoring the performance of the WAN connection to a remote site, you notice that latency varies from 10 to 1700 milliseconds and that bandwidth utilization is commonly over 90%. Which type of traffic would be the most adversely affected by this situation?


Options are :

  • VoIP
  • email
  • Syslog
  • SNMP polling

Answer : VoIP

To add previously unmonitored humidity statistics to are port, which two components should you use?


Options are :

  • MIB Walker
  • System Manager
  • Report Scheduler
  • Report Writer
  • Universal Device Poller (UnDP)
  • Web Console

Answer : Report Writer Universal Device Poller (UnDP)

Which two types of data does Orion NetFlow Traffic Analyzer collect from network devices?


Options are :

  • NBAR
  • IP service level agreement (SLA)
  • NetFlow
  • Flow
  • SNMP
  • None

Answer : NetFlow SNMP

You wish to retain Syslog messages in Orion NPM for 30 days. Which Orion component should you use to do this?


Options are :

  • System Manager
  • SyslogService Settings
  • Database Manager
  • Syslog Viewer

Answer : Syslog Viewer

An Orion NPM administrator creates an alert trigger that reads: Trigger Alert when all of following apply. Average Xmit+Recv Percent Utilization is greater than 80 How should the administrator limit this alert to interfaces on nodes located in Austin?


Options are :

  • create an interface custom property that represents the location of the node and include "Location is equal to Austin" as a complex trigger condition
  • create a node custom property that represents the location of the node and include "Location is equal to Austin" as a complex trigger condition
  • create an interface custom property that represents the location of the node and include "Location is equal to Austin" as a simple trigger condition
  • create a node custom property that represents the location of the node and include "Location is equal to Austin" as a simple trigger condition

Answer : create a node custom property that represents the location of the node and include "Location is equal to Austin" as a simple trigger condition

An Orion NPM user wants to be able to make changes to the resources as they view them on the Orion Web Console. What must be done to the user's account?


Options are :

  • Allow Node Management Rights must be actived.
  • Allow View Customization must be enabled.
  • An Account Limitation must be defined.
  • Allow Admin Rights must be disabled.

Answer : Allow View Customization must be enabled.

Which two actions are required to integrate Engineer's Toolset with the Orion Web Console?


Options are :

  • enable Allow Browser Integration on the user's account
  • install Toolset on the user's machine
  • enable Allow Administrator Rights on the user's account
  • install Orion Web Console on the user's machine
  • enable Advanced Customization on the user's account

Answer : install Toolset on the user's machine enable Advanced Customization on the user's account

You have a hub and spoke network with three sites. The application servers all located within the headquarters, which is the hub of the network. Users in spoke site A complain that they cannot get to the company's accounting server. Users in spoke site Bare not affected. Which two steps should you take in troubleshooting this issue?


Options are :

  • verify that user sat the headquarter scan reach the accounting server
  • verify that users in site A can access other resources outside of their site
  • verify that the accounting server is online
  • verify that the accounting server can access site A
  • verify that users in site B can access resources in the headquarters

Answer : verify that users in site A can access other resources outside of their site verify that the accounting server can access site A

When planning the deployment of the database server for Orion NPM, what are two primary considerations?


Options are :

  • database clustering
  • type of RAM
  • type of NIC card used
  • RAID configurations
  • CPU and memory size

Answer : RAID configurations CPU and memory size

You notice that several routers are showing an increase in CPU and memory utilization that is starting to concern you. What will likely happen if this trend continues?


Options are :

  • The network management system (NMS) will stop monitoring the routers.
  • Access control lists (ACLs) will be bypassed by the routers.
  • The routers will deprioritize and drop packets over 1500 bytes.
  • Latency through the routers will increase.

Answer : Latency through the routers will increase.

Which limitation does the Orion NPM Advanced Alert Engine place on trigger and reset actions?


Options are :

  • unlimited trigger actions, but no reset actions
  • unlimited trigger actions, and unlimited reset actions
  • limited to any one trigger action and one reset action per alert
  • limited to one message action (such as Syslog, Traps) and one log action (such as Windows event log, NetPerfMon Log) per alert

Answer : unlimited trigger actions, and unlimited reset actions

You want to create an Orion NPM Advanced Alert that will send an email when a node goes down. You need to know: when the node went down the node vendor the type of device the last known statistics for the device How should you ensure that the alert email contains this information?


Options are :

  • include a URL pointing to the appropriate Orion Node Details view
  • embed resources from the Orion Node Details view
  • use Orion alert variables to embed the information
  • use Orion SQL queries to include the relevant information

Answer : use Orion alert variables to embed the information

What is the most direct way to measure an application's performance?


Options are :

  • collect application data in NetFlow
  • time application transactions
  • collect application server CPU and memory statistics
  • ping the application server

Answer : time application transactions

When adding a node to Orion NPM, which user interface allows you to assign a Universal Device Poller (UnDP) as part of the same workflow?


Options are :

  • Seed File
  • System Manager
  • Web Node Management
  • Network Discovery Wizard

Answer : Web Node Management

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