Documentation forSolarWinds Service Desk


Orion Best Practices

Orion offers many advantages to streamline efficiency in your IT management.  We recommend implementing automation rules.  For example:

  • Analysis of keywords in the tickets created via Orion - this will:

    • Streamline ticket assignment

    • Avoid breaches in SLA’s

    • Prioritize tickets

Orion provides detailed information on IT infrastructure such as networks, servers, applications and databases

Dependency Mapping

Currently available only in the Enterprise Plan - You can automatically detect and import Orion asset and dependency data into SolarWinds Service Desk.

This allows you to:

  • Align Orion asset and dependency data with IT service management processes
  • Auto-populate configuration data from Orion into the CMDB
  • Accelerate root cause analysis by attaching Orion configuration and dependency data to incidents and problems

Use cases for Dependency Mapping:

  • Configuration Management
    • Auto populate the CMDB
    • Ensures CMDB is maintained up-to-date
  • Change Management
    • Improve change planning by understanding the impact and risks of potential changes
  • Troubleshooting
    • Quickly analyze and diagnose root causes of Orion issues
    • Investigate and rapidly resolve Orion issues


Below are a few examples of the benefits you reap from integrating Discovery and Orion Dependency Mapping:

  • Enhancement service management by aligning Orion assets and dependencies with IT service
  • Enhancement change management while improving impact and risk analysis with visibility into resolve Orion issues by attaching Orion configuration and dependency data.

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