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July 2021 Monthly Mission Shortcut


Complete the mission shortcut between July 5, 2021 and August 1, 2021 to be entered to win a typewriter keyboard.

It’s time to crack your knuckles and get back on that keyboard! For our mission shortcut this month, we’re asking you to write your own script for your environment and show us you have what it takes to make the SolarWinds® Orion® API do your bidding.
The choice of language is your own, the choice of task is your own, the choice of elements on which to operate is your own. This mission was made for you!

For this mission, you’ll need an active deployment of the SolarWinds Orion Platform running with at least one node being monitored. It doesn’t need to be your production environment—it can be a small VM running on your desktop.
If you don’t have a development/testing environment and need a copy of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) or SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to set up a small one, you can download a trial here: download NPM trial or download SAM trial.

Mission Requirements:
Do at least one task using the SolarWinds Orion API. It can be as simple as changing the caption of a node or as complex as setting custom properties on a plethora of elements. The choice is yours, but we encourage you to stretch your scripting legs and think about something you’d likely use in a production deployment.

Requirements for Submission:
A before screenshot from the web console showing what you plan on changing.
The script you’re using to do the work. Please be sure to include comments in the script describing what you’re doing and remove any sensitive data.
An after screenshot from the web console showing the script did the work.
Bonus bragging rights if you share your script (with good comments and sensitive information removed) in the Orion SDK forum.

If you’re looking for inspiration, you should check out the Wiki on the SolarWinds Orion SDK project on GitHub.