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Score 8.9 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Opsview Monitor

If you know Nagios or Nagios-like monitoring systems, OpsView will be really easy for you to learn and manage. Migrations process will be relatively easy. You're getting great U/I that will speed up adding new objects to the system and present data in a clear, organized way. In addition it's easy to create dedicated dashboards for your clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

Network Performance Monitor is especially well-suited for:
  • Monitoring the uptime, latency, statistics, and other metrics for individual device performance
  • Reporting on device availability and metadata
  • Identifying problem areas of the network down to specific interfaces
but is less suited for things like:
  • Network/IT device asset management
  • Small-scale business operations
Overall, SolarWinds NPM is an enterprise-grade, state/national scale platform suited very well for analyzing the performance and problem areas of large networks, but is not really meant for the "IT helpdesk" kind of user device asset management that some other platforms also do. Orion has those kinds of features available in other products, however. Also, SolarWinds would not be very appropriate for small, single-building, single-network kinds of operations.
Ted Sadler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.7
Network monitoring
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
9.4
Baseline threshold calculation
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Alerts
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
9.3
Network capacity planning
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.8
Packet capture analysis
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.5
Network mapping
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.7
Customizable reports
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.6
Hardware health monitoring
Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.8

Pros

Opsview Monitor

  • Easily extensible. We write many of our own monitoring plugins for Opsview and use open source Nagios community plugins as well
  • Quick to deploy. Don't need to worry about all of the dependencies that you need to with something like Nagios
  • It just works. Most of the housekeeping tasks are completely automated
  • Nice visualizations and dashboards
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • Using SNMP to automatically discover my network devices, while collecting the network information to produce a detailed network inventory.
  • The automatic discovery of the connection between L2 and L3 devices.
  • Using NetPath across the hybrid clouds is a time saver and pinpoints where to focus resources to fix issues.
JAMEY TITONE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Opsview Monitor

  • pricey
  • build in cloud monitoring packs need to be improved
  • smb version is missing some powerfull features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • Upgrades can be tricky and time-consuming (especially if you have other Orion products installed along with NPM). It seems like SolarWinds is really focusing on improving this.
  • It's Windows-only (which may or may not be an issue for your organization).
  • Some menus don't take advantage of modern screen resolutions (e.g., on a 1080p or higher screen, a particular menu section will be locked at a very small size, wasting a lot of real estate).
Matthew A. Osmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Opsview Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.2
Based on 17 answers
Low maintenance cost and great support on problems and issues. SolarWinds has been used here for over 10 years and we are able to have minimal down time and has been solid on monitoring and alerting on our network setup. They are constantly adding new and improving the product and making it better to use all around.
Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Opsview Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.5
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use at first. But, when you would either like to go technical OR trying to add a custom monitor the ease of use goes out the door and requires a lot of time to learn its SDK / Back-end tools.Way too much emphasis on user to user support via their Thwack site. Skimping on support cost much? It's slightly disheartening to get better support from other customers then from the "success center" or calling support. Really hurts the ease of use for the product, because its fine until things don't work out of the box, then it gets frustratingly difficult.
Greg Richards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Opsview Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.7
Based on 32 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

Alternatives Considered

Opsview Monitor

Nagios and Zabbix - Opsview is much easier to setup and operate than both of them.SolarWinds Orion - Opsview is much more economical
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

There are tradeoffs in all of these tools. I really like Observium, but it's alerting seems far below SolarWinds NPM. The Nagios-based tools have tons of flexibility, but require a lot more configuration to provide value.I didn't select NPM as it was already here, but I've kept it in place as it does generally do what we need it to do.
Derek Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Opsview Monitor

  • helps to discover and remediate infrastructure problems quickly
  • helps to present SLA diagrams for clients
  • speeds up deployment proces for new solutions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • NPM has had a positive impact on the Network Health.
  • NPM has provided additional visibility into the network traffic.
  • Remote monitoring has cut down on our cost to maintain the devices by identifying the root cause of issues before deploying technicians to the sites.
Mike Mozola | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Opsview Monitor

General

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

SolarWinds NPM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Opsview Monitor
8.9
SolarWinds NPM
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
9.2

Usability

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.7

Online Training

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

Opsview Monitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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