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Orion Improvement Program

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Nov 15, 2016

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This article discusses the Orion Improvement Program. The Orion Improvement Program (OIP) collects evaluation, performance, and usage data from SolarWinds users to determine ways our products may be improved to better meet your needs. Bugs or system exceptions are also gathered. 

Our product installers have changed over time as we have made product improvements, and the product installer will differ depending on when you downloaded the product and from which source.


All Orion Core versions


While the following list may be different for each end user, the following is an example of data collected by the SolarWinds software when you participate in the Orion Improvement Program:

  • The SWID (SolarWinds ID) associated with any SolarWinds commercial licenses installed
  • The email address provided to the installer during installation
  • Unique identifier of the downloaded installer
  • Versions of all Orion products installed
  • Operating system version
  • CPU description and count
  • Physical memory installed and percent used
  • Time zone
  • Dates when you logged in to the Orion website
  • Licensing information of other SolarWinds Orion products locally installed
  • Row counts for database tables
  • Count of monitored nodes by polling protocol
  • Count of Orion user accounts by authentication method
  • Network discovery scheduling information (not results)
  • Data about devices and applications monitored:
    • Vendor
    • Model
    • OS/Firmware version
    • Count
    • Abstract configuration information, such as number of websites hosted
  • Data about the SolarWinds product:
    • Feature usage statistics
    • Performance statistics
    • Hardware and OS platform description

Note: You automatically participate in the Orion Improvement Program during an evaluation of SolarWinds software, and you can opt out of participating in the Orion Improvement Program upon the transition to a production license. Upon opting out of the Orion Improvement Program, SolarWinds will not collect any of the data related to the Program from you.

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