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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/XY/eo/DHP8X90Z8D37.PNGWhy use ipMonitor? Here is actual use data to tell you why.We use ipMonitor to manage our monitoring of software and hardware resources network-wide.,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,ipMonitor network maps could be simpler to manage and have more options for device representation,8,ipMonitor saves time and effort when measuring usage and monitoring up/down time, freeing you for other projects the ability to demonstrate long term usage, with reports, of given resources makes the process of justifying upgrades vastly simpler,The setup of ipMonitor was completed in a matter of minutes. As long as you have a free network interface you're ready to go, the system's auto-scanning feature will find resources and identify them and the possible metrics.,Troubleshooting is much more robust, as you can see historical data instead of just symptomatic time frame data, and the initiation of tests can be automated over a specific time frame. The ability to see live data as well as legacy data, before and after changes, is of immense value when attempting to resolve intermittent issues or issues that are not continuous.,I'm not sure I understand the implementation of "mimicking a user’s behavior and alerting you to issues before users notice." I have edited all the tests to deliver the data I need and not what I don't want to see. This is a benefit, as I don't waste time with data that isn't pertinent to the issues I am troubleshooting.,,2,1,ipMonitor is primarily used to alert IT staff to a downed device ipMonitor is also used to to record up/down conditions of specific devices and groups of devices ipMonitor is also used to to record usage and bandwidth requirements of specific devices and groups of devices,The main value we have found with ipMonitor is knowing when a device is down, we get alerts fast and get very few false alerts The ability to have usage history is also valuable, this lets us know if a piece of equipment is under utilized and can be moved or over utilized and needs more Reports that tell us the up/down conditions of devices or groups of devices show us the reliability of a given device/group in a given area,We have plans to use ipMonitor in conjunction with netflow software to get flow data when a device is down and get historical flow data on groups of devices,9,Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches, HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches, SonicWall Web Content Filtering Services,Yes,9,No,During the initial setup I had a DNS issue that caused some monitors to not operate correctly, it turned out to be a firewall issue caused by our VPN gateway and SolarWinds pointed me to the exact resolution I needed. It wasn't even there software that was the problem but they still worked with me to resolve the issue.IpMonitor offers enterprise ready monitoring with easy setup. I believe this brings a better value for an organization.The entire organization is using IPmonitor for the monitoring of servers and some services, via SNMP and Ping.,The default dashboard is well designed and simple to use. It shows what is needed at-a-glance. The setup of new servers is simple and I like the process explorer functionality "Top 10" lists are useful,I find some of the reporting visualizations confusing when drilling down to devices and seeing availability and response times.,8,It is my impression that IpMonitor is well priced compared to competitors,The discovery setup seems well built and easy to follow. I find it easy to add devices as needed.,Very good default dashboard!,We have not benefited from (or really explored) this feature.,ORION EnterpriseI've deployed, downloaded, and tinkered with SolarWinds for a while now.SolarWinds was brought into our PROD/DEV environments. The infrastructure was growing and we needed a solid product with back end support. A plus is the ability to rescale with a shopping cart full of free tools and further products you can add to the overall package. The NetFlow analyzer was awesome when it came out, we could see everything all shown as traffic flows. The ability to monitor Network, Hardware, and Databases for an infrastructure spanning 4 DC's and 3 different office's spread over hundreds of miles. They are constantly adding tools and features with a community forum that is always growing in depth, with solutions and support.,SIngle platform. Expandability. Support.,Configuration can be a bear in large environments. Tuning your hardware monitors can be tricky; it's different for each one. There is a learning curve, but worth the effort.,8,SOC compliance allows us to keep and bring in customers. See when backups overnight were failing which will break PROD. One clean solution.,Deployment can be a bear, you have to know what kind of environment you're monitoring and define all your details for monitoring. In a large environment with a well-documented topology, a good team of skilled people could have some solid templates to deploy on the majority of normal machines and networks. Fine-Tuning happens when it gets long.,SolarWinds is truly great for troubleshooting, having one central core where you can view all your alerts in all the different environments is required. It saves on the amount of time you'd waste connecting to different VPNs to check VM hosts of database reports and tunnels or other routers. The central management on one core system is incredibly time-saving.,I can't say I've personally seen this happen, but I'm not surprised. The collection of analytics on a well-built database can predict when typical surges or alarms go off. What a great feature to have, especially for narrowing down pesky bugs in your environment. Sometimes there is that one weird issue when latency or hardware is slow and the ability to pinpoint times is helpful when digging through logs.,Solid product for simpler monitoring tasksDepartment level. Monitoring about 80 servers. Configured to monitor ping, selected services start/stop, CPU and RAM levels, notify engineers of trouble or impending trouble.,Monitoring of server basic status items like ping, memory and CPU levels. Configuring alerts based on event log event IDs. If you don't need the advanced features of some other monitoring systems, ipMonitor is much simpler to configure and use. Configuration is simple and easy, menus are clear and simple to follow. Alerting is straightforward to configure also.,Switched to Idera because of a need in the department for more advanced features such as triggering scripts for certain events. The downside is it is much more complex to configure and use.,8,Identifying trouble areas (high CPU or RAM) and heading off situations before they become incidents that impact users. Faster notification of outages and downtime on servers, enabling faster resolution.,Yes, easier setup and configuration of servers, distribution of configuration tasks to less trained staff, reducing time commitment required of senior engineers,Yes, faster identification of issues and potential issues. Faster notification of server outages means faster resolution. Notification of high CPU levels enables rectification of situations before they impact customers,Idera Uptime Capacity Monitor and WhatsUp GoldipMonitor ReviewWe are using it within the IT office to monitor uptime of equipment and services. This has significantly helped to improve uptime and response time as needed. We are very happy with the product and would recommend it. I am sure there are other products that have more bells and whistles but SolarWinds ipMonitor does more than people think.,Ping monitor. Service monitor. Reporting. It makes it so much easier for board reports on uptime.,More complex monitoring. Could be a touch easier to manage.,9,Reporting uptime. Knowing what systems are behaving poorly. Monitoring blade center and storage is critical and this makes sure it's running,The deployment of this system is simple and it works well. My infrastructure team loves this product and the user experience is off the charts. With the discovery process, we usually determine how much we need to add. If it's a single system or service then it's typically manual. If its many systems or services, then the discovery process helps.,I think the dashboard could be better but it still has all the info. I am really being picky with this, all the info needed is there but the format could be improved in my opinion. More flexibility would be a very nice feature in future versions, but it's adequate.,
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February 01, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "Why use ipMonitor? Here is actual use data to tell you why."

Score 8 out of 10
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We use ipMonitor to manage our monitoring of software and hardware resources network-wide.
  • 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
  • ipMonitor network maps could be simpler to manage and have more options for device representation
If you are looking for a way to 'set it & forget it' with regards to network hardware and software, ipMonitor is for you. It's a perfect mechanism for monitoring usage and up states network-wide.
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January 25, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "IpMonitor offers enterprise ready monitoring with easy setup. I believe this brings a better value for an organization."

Score 8 out of 10
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The entire organization is using IPmonitor for the monitoring of servers and some services, via SNMP and Ping.
  • The default dashboard is well designed and simple to use. It shows what is needed at-a-glance.
  • The setup of new servers is simple and I like the process explorer functionality
  • "Top 10" lists are useful
  • I find some of the reporting visualizations confusing when drilling down to devices and seeing availability and response times.
A simple setup, and monitor creation is good -- but customization is more difficult
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February 11, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "I've deployed, downloaded, and tinkered with SolarWinds for a while now."

Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds was brought into our PROD/DEV environments. The infrastructure was growing and we needed a solid product with back end support. A plus is the ability to rescale with a shopping cart full of free tools and further products you can add to the overall package. The NetFlow analyzer was awesome when it came out, we could see everything all shown as traffic flows. The ability to monitor Network, Hardware, and Databases for an infrastructure spanning 4 DC's and 3 different office's spread over hundreds of miles. They are constantly adding tools and features with a community forum that is always growing in depth, with solutions and support.
  • SIngle platform.
  • Expandability.
  • Support.
  • Configuration can be a bear in large environments.
  • Tuning your hardware monitors can be tricky; it's different for each one.
  • There is a learning curve, but worth the effort.
It really depends on what tools you have from SolarWinds and how you deploy and configure them to each environment. You don't want nonstop alarms from users' machines blipping a certain point on hardware or related. Once you have monitoring, when you have large projects utilizing and/or patches you need to remember, that monitoring may need to be disabled or tuned to not react to planned use on hardware networks.
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February 04, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "Solid product for simpler monitoring tasks"

Score 8 out of 10
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Department level. Monitoring about 80 servers. Configured to monitor ping, selected services start/stop, CPU and RAM levels, notify engineers of trouble or impending trouble.
  • Monitoring of server basic status items like ping, memory and CPU levels. Configuring alerts based on event log event IDs. If you don't need the advanced features of some other monitoring systems, ipMonitor is much simpler to configure and use.
  • Configuration is simple and easy, menus are clear and simple to follow. Alerting is straightforward to configure also.
  • Switched to Idera because of a need in the department for more advanced features such as triggering scripts for certain events. The downside is it is much more complex to configure and use.
For basic monitoring, ipMonitor is easy to configure and use. At the simpler end of the scale, I would highly recommend it. If you have a need for more advanced features and complexity like triggering scripts in response to events then another product might be required.
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February 12, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor: "ipMonitor Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using it within the IT office to monitor uptime of equipment and services. This has significantly helped to improve uptime and response time as needed. We are very happy with the product and would recommend it. I am sure there are other products that have more bells and whistles but SolarWinds ipMonitor does more than people think.
  • Ping monitor.
  • Service monitor.
  • Reporting. It makes it so much easier for board reports on uptime.
  • More complex monitoring.
  • Could be a touch easier to manage.
Good for monitoring pings, SMTP, HTTP, HTTPS. The ping monitor has been critical for business operations. We can figure out very quickly if a building or floor is down. After ping, being able to monitor certain services has been helpful with different systems and deliverables for the IT team. Reporting is simple to configure and use effectively.
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February 11, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "ipMonitor"

Score 8 out of 10
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Our IT department uses SolarWinds ipMonitor for full network visibility. It allows us to keep tabs on the performance of our network devices and applications. We can configure alerts through various types of notifications to determine when issues arise.
  • Automatic discovery of devices.
  • There is no need to install agents.
  • Good visibility of issues through maps and metrics on a dashboard.
  • Revamped UI.
Well suited for networks with multiple device types where uptime is important.
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February 01, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "It is a user friendly, fast and realible insight to your environment."

Score 9 out of 10
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We leverage SolarWinds ipMonitor in one of our data centers to ensure critical services and servers are operational in both our DMZ and internal network. The system proves accurate and immediate alerts, so our technicians can mitigate any downtime we are experiencing.
  • SolarWinds ipMonitor leverages SNMP to monitor up/down states of all components.
  • SolarWinds ipMonitor has a simple and easy to use interface.
  • SolarWinds ipMonitor could benefit from a feature-rich reporting tool.
If you are looking for a way to 'set it & forget it' with regards to network hardware and software, SolarWinds ipMonitor is for you. It's a perfect mechanism for monitoring usage and up states network-wide.
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January 29, 2019

SolarWinds ipMonitor Review: "A first class product at a price you can afford"

Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds is used in the Technology department to analyze network traffic flow for all switches throughout the district.
  • Network monitoring. Can monitor network flow with great detail and accuracy.
  • Vendor agnostic monitor and log analysis. It works with all of our vendors and I can use a single application to monitor my network instead of three separate pieces.
  • Log file capture and analysis is quick and accurate.
  • Auto capture of devices across the network is time consuming
  • Setting up rules and permissions
  • Distributed roles and responsibilities can be a little too confined to a determined box
The price of the solution brings it to the top of any evaluation list. With the services that are provided, it is an easy purchase for all the advantages it provides.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Network monitoring (8)
7.0
Alerts (8)
7.4
Network mapping (6)
6.4
Customizable reports (8)
6.4

About SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor is a powerful but lightweight tool that monitors and provides visibility into network devices, servers, and applications.

SolarWinds ipMonitor Features

Network Performance Monitoring Features
Does not have featureAutomated network device discovery
Has featureNetwork monitoring
Does not have featureBaseline threshold calculation
Has featureAlerts
Does not have featureNetwork capacity planning
Does not have featurePacket capture analysis
Has featureNetwork mapping
Has featureCustomizable reports
Does not have featureWireless infrastructure monitoring
Does not have featureHardware health monitoring
Additional Features
Has featureUser Experience Monitoring

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No

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SolarWinds ipMonitor Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No