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Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

Network devices are the backbone of any organization, so I can say with confidence, to make sure the network is up and functional 24*7, you can deploy SolarWinds which is easy to install and manage. It provides rich sets of metrics and alerts out of the box. The cool thing about this is it is very easy to install and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.2
SolarWinds NPM
8.3
Automated network device discovery
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.5
SolarWinds NPM
8.2
Network monitoring
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.9
SolarWinds NPM
9.7
Alerts
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.5
SolarWinds NPM
9.1
Network mapping
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.1
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Customizable reports
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.2
SolarWinds NPM
8.0
Baseline threshold calculation
SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.2
Network capacity planning
SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.0
Packet capture analysis
SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.0
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.1
Hardware health monitoring
SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.8

Pros

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • ipMonitor is well suited to use SNMP sources to monitor up states and usage such as network interfaces
  • ipMonitor does a great job of measuring bandwidth usage and delivering a long term 'picture' of usage
  • ipMonitor has an exceptional interface that is easy to use and simple to navigate
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • The UI is dashing, user-friendly, yet powerful enough to do almost all the administrative tasks with the click of a button.
  • The deployment and configuration is made simple thanks to the step-by-step guiding wizards.
  • Reporting and KPI have the flexibility to run both simple and complex queries to get the intended output.
  • Sonar discovery is an easy and efficient method for on-boarding devices.
  • Dashboards and maps efficiently exhibit the entire topology and metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • SolarWinds ipMonitor tool is good for small to medium-size applications but it has some drawbacks for large and busy applications on busy servers.
  • [It] may not able to provide accurate results for applications or servers which work on high loads and busy environments.
  • In our Organization it has been observed on the Clustered environment with always-on technology, and iPMonitor cannot pinpoint the network traffic and performance which servers were switched between the servers. While switching between Active node to passive node in a clustered environment, it cannot pinpoint application web servers issues.
Srinivas Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • Configuring thresholds for your alerts can be a little cumbersome.
  • Getting additional details onto the alerts is not as easy as it could be.
  • You need to have two servers to run SolarWinds NPM, one for the service and a separate one for the database.
Matthew Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.0
Based on 24 answers
The entire IT staff relies on NPM in its daily operations. It would be impossible for us to maintain our level of service without it. If SolarWinds gets to proud of their product and begins to over charge for it, we would be forced to reconsider and use a different product. But as it stands it is worth the price to renew it.
Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.1
Based on 8 answers
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.4
Based on 17 answers
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is quite an extensive product, covering all our bases and requirements. There are a lot of customizable options and features which you can work with for their alerting which is really useful. I haven't found anything yet which I thought SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) could do, but it actually couldn't so overall it works nicely and does the job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds ipMonitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Has never failed me
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SolarWinds ipMonitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.9
Based on 40 answers
In all of the times that we called support, someone at SolarWinds had the answer for us in a timely manner. Through thwack and other internet searching, we have been able to resolve all of our issues that arose to our satisfaction. The support staff have always been knowledgeable of their products or had a fellow support staff member to rely on to get the needed answers.
Jim Arendt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

SolarWinds ipMonitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Would like an in person course
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds ipMonitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 16 answers
Make sure your inventory is accurate. Stand up some virtual machines for testing prior to installation. Make sure your database and its credentials are setup. Think about things you want to monitor that may not be obvious - UPS units, Door hardware, PBX systems, Fabric Channel switches, firewalls, routers, switches. Try to setup SNMP on these devices and have an IP that you will assign to the new server. If you do that it will go well.
Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds ipMonitor

We have run Zabbix in the past and while it is a great and very flexible tool (much more than SolarWinds), it is also an Open Source tool that depends heavily on the community. When it comes to more complex environments and global implementations with business critical applications, we could not rely on the community to support us.SolarWinds is a leader on monitoring industry and has a great support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

I haven't had a lot of experience with SEM, though the dashboard is very similar to NPM insofar as one can add, delete, and arrange the widgets to their liking. It helps that there are commonalities in the GUIs between the two applications. Kudos to the developers for making it relatively easy to switch between applications.
Brian Rafferty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SolarWinds ipMonitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 1 answer
From the direction and information I have been given it is very flexible and scalelable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
  • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
  • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • SolarWinds vast array of solutions allows us to consolidate the total number of monitoring solutions, network management tools and performance monitoring tools into a single solution saving us money.
  • By combining what were once many different vendor solutions for different usages into a single ecosystem we are able to quickly respond and determine the cause of network-related events.
  • With a single ecosystem for network management and reporting, we are able to drastically reduce our overhead and standardize our alerting and monitoring solutions. Reducing white noise alerts and improving response time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds ipMonitor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds ipMonitor Editions & Modules

Edition
ipMonitor -2500 Monitors$57701
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26201
ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15701
  1. installation
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds NPM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SolarWinds NPM Editions & Modules

Edition
NPM$1,5831
  1. Starting Price
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.2
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Usability

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.1
SolarWinds NPM
9.4

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.6
SolarWinds NPM
8.9

Online Training

SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

SolarWinds ipMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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