My name is Joseph Dissmeyer.

I have a Twitter account here,, but I rarely use it. Nonetheless, I welcome witty banter :)

I'm a tech geek, work in IT, married to the most perfect person in the world to me, and have three amazing kids.

I love my family more than anything else in this world.

I love my job.

I love learning new things and new technologies.

I want to be the absolute best at what I do no matter if it is at work, at home, or in my community.

I strive to inspire others to be the absolute best version of themselves.

I love when people around me succeed! It inspires me to be a better employee, a better husband, and a better father.

I want to be a better Joey today than I was yesterday.

I know that I am not perfect so I don't try to be. But I do strive to do the right thing the first time, all the time.

This is the way that I live life. It is my hope to pass these values to my children so they too can inspire future generations to be better as well.

I wrote this book on SolarWinds NPM. Buy it on Amazon!

My book! "SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor"

Professionally, the following is a list of some of the projects that I have been a part of (in no particular order):

  • Adopt and train System Reliability Engineering principles
  • Architect and Engineer Elastic Stack clusters
  • Apache Kafka cluster scaling, integration, and management
  • Obvservability planning and implementation for private cloud instances
  • iPad and Android Mobile Device Management Solution
  • Evaluate and Deploy Cisco and Juniper VPN solutions
  • Large scale Meraki Cloud Managed Router, Switch, and Access Point Deployment
  • Migration from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007
  • Migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012
  • Sharepoint Server Engineering and Administration (3.0, 2007, 2010, and 2013)
    Sharepoint 2013 Migration
  • Administrative scripting using VBscript, Batch Files, and Powershell
  • Google Apps for Business deployment, training, and administration
  • Windows Desktop Deployment with MDT, WDS, Symantec Ghost, etc.
  • Active Directory Design, Engineering, and Migration.
  • Desktop Configuration Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Evaluate, Plan, and Implement large scale enterprise observability systems including Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), the SolarWinds Orion platform (NPM, SAM, NCM, NTA), and Spiceworks.
  • F5 BIG-IP Administration and Engineering
  • RightFax and Brooktrout Fax board engineering
  • IT Service Management software suite evaluation and selection including Service Now, BMC Remedy, Track-It, and ManageEngine ServiceDesk.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Deployment and Design
  • VMWare ESXi infrastructure engineering
  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012
  • Server migrations to Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Build, deploy, and maintain internal IT knowledge bases
  • Enterprise monitoring with Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack
  • Web API Monitoring and Analytics
  • Apache Kafka deployment
  • IBM WebSphere performance tuning and administration
  • Centralized application log management
  • Set up Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
  • Architect and instrument Web Application Tracing