SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor

Score 7.8 out of 10
SolarWinds ipMonitor


What is SolarWinds ipMonitor?

SolarWinds ipMonitor is a lightweight performance monitoring tool. It enables monitoring from a single console and out-of-the-box visibility, with some automation available.
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Great resource!!!

9 out of 10
July 03, 2020
I have utilized IP monitor for smaller network projects for over the past 10 years and it has assisted with giving some visibility into …
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ipMonitor Review

9 out of 10
October 24, 2019
We are using it within the IT office to monitor uptime of equipment and services. This has significantly helped to improve uptime and …
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  • Alerts (23)
  • Network monitoring (24)
  • Network mapping (19)
  • Customizable reports (23)

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Product Details

What is SolarWinds ipMonitor?

SolarWinds ipMonitor is a centralized monitoring tool. It offers a lightweight program for agentless monitoring from a single console for performance and availability of networks, servers, and applications. IpMonitor can be up and running in minutes for out-of-the-box visibility into systems environment through a web interface. IpMonitor offers some automation, including network auto-discovery and remediation actions.

SolarWinds ipMonitor Features

Network Performance Monitoring Features

  • Supported: Automated network device discovery
  • Supported: Network monitoring
  • Supported: Alerts
  • Supported: Network mapping
  • Supported: Customizable reports

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SolarWinds ipMonitor Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
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Frequently Asked Questions

SolarWinds ipMonitor is a lightweight performance monitoring tool. It enables monitoring from a single console and out-of-the-box visibility, with some automation available.

PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, and Zabbix are common alternatives for SolarWinds ipMonitor.

Reviewers rate Alerts highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of SolarWinds ipMonitor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Anil Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SolarWinds ipMonitor is simple to administer and has a significant effect on the organization. It is simple to monitor the various IP addresses found inside the organization, and there is no need to do any kind of manual inspection. This tool is a game-changer for the IT sector. Downtime caused by failures may be mitigated using this solution's automatic remediation to restore services, which might include restarting servers, restoring files, and more.
  • Both network devices and servers may be easily located on the network.
  • It notifies the user whenever any network device undergoes a change in status.
  • Powerful reporting capabilities that provide vital data about your network's devices (uptime, space, utilization of resources on your devices)
  • This is a complex system that requires extensive testing and verification prior to deployment.
  • It is little costly as compared to other software's.
The best, most convenient way to explore and obtain information for certain demographics is via a user interface. The SolarWinds ipmonitor interface is simple and sophisticated all at once. Everything you need is conveniently shown in one place. It was rather cheap. Additionally, it needs some additional functionality. Otherwise, It is the perfect software for enterprises.
Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have deployed all our EC2 instances on Amazon and ipMonitor was used to monitor all the instances. ipMonitor is a very responsive tool in terms of monitoring your resources. We had in-house and cloud-based resources which were monitored through ipMonitor and the best part was the responsiveness. We were monitoring the server health checks with storage and resources usage through ipMonitor.
  • Server Health Checks
  • Website responses
  • Applications monitoring
  • Costing
  • Scope of monitoring must be customised
  • SNMP configuration needs to be more simple
ipMonitor is well suited if you only want to monitor the server health, website responses, and applications health. ipMonitor serves you well in case you do not want to install agents in client machines as this will communicate through the SNMP port. In case, you need to customize the monitoring tool, you cannot perform it with ipMonitor. Adding host in ipMonitor may be a little tricky.
Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SolarWinds ipMonitor is used at the level of the entire infrastructure of our business network. It helps us to carry out the monitoring of each of our network devices, servers, and applications, which facilitates us to observe their performance and to be able to find where, how and when critical problems occur in our network. Its interface is simple and very easy to use and gives the advantage of being able to view, from a single console, the status of the entire infrastructure that is monitored 24/7. We not only observe performance but also we are aware of any device that wishes to harm the network.
  • Monitors the entire infrastructure 24/7, which facilitates the vision of any unknown device that wishes to enter the network
  • Send alerts immediately upon detection of a status change in network devices.
  • It allows to visualize the performance from a single console of each device, server and applications
  • It is very easy to use and implement
  • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
  • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
  • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
  • It is ideal to carry out the monitoring of the devices, servers and applications that are managed at the level of the business infrastructure, because it keeps them under supervision and alerts [us] to any change or the presence of the entry of an unknown device so that it does not their performance is affected.
  • It provides effective monitoring and provides high visibility of each of the devices and applications from a single console, making it ideal for observing where a problem comes from.
  • Its reports are very detailed so they are of great help to obtain critical information about each device, server or application.
SolarWinds ipMonitor has and provides a highly qualified support team, which is always available in case of any inconvenience, so their equipment is very useful and if the solution is not found in their documentation, going to them is the most indicated solution, since the problem is solved quickly, as contacting them by phone call makes the process even easier, but there are always other means of communication available such as mail or tickets, but it is possible to choose the means that best suits our needs.
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SolarWinds ipMonitor is being used as simple fault and availability monitoring of our remote network devices IP and some of the critical application services and URLs. This tool has a wider visibility in terms of operations as there is a quick response team aligned and monitoring objects very closely and 24*7 of business critical components.
  • network Monitroing
  • Servers and Services Monitoring
  • Alerting and reports
  • Modern Dashboard
  • More custom capabilities of monitoring
  • Detailed network monitoring such as for netflow
  • Integration with 3rd party tools
  • integration with native SolarWinds on-premises products
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.
Overall experience with SolarWinds support team is good. We never faced any delays or issues with the support team, they are knowledgeable or at least documentation is available to them I guess . Direct phone support is also nice and better than opening a support ticket in the system.
Sometimes logs analysis take a lot of time and it seems support team is buying some time to fix the issue or to do more research on the issues but that is fine.
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a monitoring tool for all devices in your internal network. We use it for checking the performance of the devices, as well as monitoring for unknown/rogue devices in the internal network. Any new device in the network will be added to our ipMonitor tool.
  • Gives quite some in-depth information about computer performance (CPU, disk, memory)
  • Shows known issues with critical processes on desktops
  • Easy to use and set up
  • The user interface is quite outdated
  • Scans sometimes take a very long time
  • It has a bit too many configuration options
SolarWinds ipMonitor is very easy to set-up and use, but can be quite slow to execute. Therefore, I don't think it will work in a medium-to-large organisation. Also, the interface is not suited for 100s of devices. The customisibility could also be better, so enterprises that require strict branding rules need to look elsewhere.
I have had no experience with SolarWinds support team. All information I needed was readily available online.
Arnab Mukherjee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SolarWinds ipMonitor provides basic Network and System Monitoring for small to medium n/w's. We have used it for monitoring equipment only for some of the departments (IT). It is used for troubleshooting network and system problems. It does not provide all the functionalities what SolarWinds NPM provides.
  • It is simple to implement and work with
  • Provides decent analytics
  • Needs minimum System requirements
  • Does not provide detailed information which you can expect from another tool like npm
  • Does not integrate well with other SolarWinds modules like SAM etc
SolarWinds ipMonitor can be used in small to medium sized environments. Can provide basic monitoring and easy to setup. Light Weight and easy to deploy and maintain. Provides decent analytics, dashboards and reports.

Is not useful for advanced monitoring or large sized environments. Does not integrate with other SolarWinds modules like SAM or VMAN.
SolarWinds provides good Technical and Customer Support. Also Thwack is the SolarWinds user community where you can find lots of information.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ipMonitor is being used to monitor the availability of network devices, servers and services remotely. Although, SolarWinds ipMonitor is not being used much our customers there are very few which are using still this is not a bad feedback since SolarWinds has other monitoring products are are quite effective and hence ipMonitor is very less used.
  • Simple monitoring configuration wizard
  • Out of the box alerts
  • SaaS Service
  • Built in reports and dashboard
  • Lack of integrated visibility with other infrastructure since they are being monitored separately
  • Product uniqueness is missing
  • in-built integration with major services are required
  • cloud infra monitoring integration is missing
ipMonitor is well suited where there is a requirement of SaaS based fault and availability monitoring requirement and where customers do not want to purchase heavy hardware's and software to run the show. All they have to do is to subscribe ipMonitor plan and start monitoring using the simple monitoring wizard. It also has a feature of auto remediation and hence much useful
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're using SolarWinds ipMonitor, in addition to other SolarWinds modules such as Application monitor and Network Performance monitor, since 2017 as our global solution for monitoring.
It's been used to monitor connectivity status (response to ping, usage, availability) of thousands of network equipment and servers from all our sites in more than 40 countries. It's also configured to alert the proper technicians/analysts/teams responsible for each equipment.
  • Monitoring/alerting.
  • Reporting/dashboards.
  • Ping and service monitor.
  • Equipment discovery.
  • Could have a more friendly user interface (SLW platform is very complex in general speaking).
  • Alerts could be more flexible and easy to configure.
It does a pretty decent job when it comes to monitoring. It is able to monitor a wide range of protocols/services (ICMP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP) and it has a good set of configurations for alerting. Of course, there are some 'more-flexible' tools and easier to manage, but SolarWinds ipMon is also a good choice.
SolarWinds support does a great job.
July 03, 2020

Great resource!!!

Mike Mozola | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have utilized IP monitor for smaller network projects for over the past 10 years and it has assisted with giving some visibility into the network and reporting that we were able to produce for burn-in monitoring to successfully complete projects. I have also used ipMonitor in addition to the Orion Network Performance Monitor for local monitoring on a safety system in case access to the centralized management system is unavailable.
  • Visibility
  • Reporting
  • Alerting
  • Historical data
  • Configuration management
I have been using ipMonitor for the past 10 years to successfully complete small to mid-size network projects by providing visibility of the network and the devices in addition to reporting to the client throughout the acceptance process. It has also proven to be a valuable resource when it comes to identifying network problems and improving overall network performance.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use ipMonitor to help oversee the status of dozens of network devices across our organization by keeping track of things like performance, space and uptime. It saves the need to have to have to log in to every device to determine the status of a particular device. It's like having your own automated NOC.
  • Easily discovers devices on your network.
  • Preset network monitors for common areas of interests such as uptime, space and utilization.
  • Straightforward setup.
  • The interface could be more intuitive.
  • Alerts could be less dry.
  • Rebooting the ipMonitor host seems to trigger every monitor you've selected to send an email.
In lieu of having an actual NOC or a network/system admin or even using an outside service, ipMonitor performs like an additional team member tracking network devices making sure all your critical nodes are up and active. If you are looking for a fun, visually interesting interface that you want to reference on a daily basis, ipMonitor leaves some room for improvement there.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IPMonitor to monitor all of our servers, both production, and test for various things such as response to ping, resource usage, service availability, and to alert the proper staff when needed.
  • Monitoring servers and services.
  • Alerting on change of state.
  • Reporting historical data on availability.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to stop IPMon from alerting on regular usage that spikes resources.
IPMon is well suited to monitor server resource usage and uptime. It does this job perfectly. If you want to get more involved custom alerting, it can get a little tricky. Also, the historical data is not stored in a way that is easily exportable for outside reporting.
October 24, 2019

ipMonitor Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use ipMonitor in our platform and infrastructure teams almost exclusively, though other users are able to view the data when needed. We use the application to alert for unresponsive services, the F5 pool status, if a server can ping, and the various other ways that a system or server can fail and that make sense to monitor.
  • A good place to look for an overall feel of how all systems are performing or if the alerts are configured correctly.
  • Integrations with API services such as Pager Duty as well as SMS messaging.
  • Somewhat clunky and painful to set up.
  • Not very intuitive in terms of how to configure new alerts.
  • Limitations on what can be monitored based on an agent-less configuration.
Checking to see if a service is responding or a specific port is available on servers is the best case where I see ipMonitor working well. In most cases, though, it is limited to a simple up or down situation without a lot of ability to customize an alert or the condition of an alert.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We were looking for a little more out of our server monitoring and out wanted something off the shelf, and ipMonitor was a perfect fit. Easy server configuration, light weight, not overly demanding on resources and the support staff Solarwinds are great to deal with should you have an issue.

  • Server monitoring.
  • Notifications.
  • Custom service monitoring.
  • GUI is a little dated.
  • Mapper is a little limited.
  • Lack of dashboard customization compared to others.
I have tried several other solutions for server monitoring and overall I prefer to use SolarWinds ipMonitor for the servers. There really is not a scenario where I would not recommend this product.
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used to manage the IP addresses in the infrastructure. It helps manage the DNS zones and monitors for errors. Its allows us the ability to monitor each VLAN zone to better understand how well we are managing sprawl and rogue devices. We have found it to be very useful.
  • easy to use
  • good data
  • affordable
  • seems limited with integration to Orion
  • would like it to have better canned reports
  • better alerts
If you have a lot of VLAN's and static assign and DHCP assign, this is a good tool for you.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using SolarWinds IpMonitor for about three years to monitor our infrastructure, mostly for network devices and servers. It is very easy to set up and configure, and I strongly believe is an affordable tool for small and medium businesses price wise.
IpMonitor is a tool we use to display vital system sensors on a wall TV screen in our IT department. It has a pretty informative interface with only the details we need for our operations.
  • Easy to set up and manage.
  • Easily readable interface.
  • Low cost.
  • The map view could be a little bit simpler.
IpMonitor can be perfectly used in small infrastructures, branch offices etc. For enterprises, I'd go with other tools.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ipmonitor is geared towards smaller environments. It's a great alternative product if you need additional monitoring on certain environments, which might fall outside your core monitoring platforms. We already use a lot of the SolarWinds products across the organization. We needed to monitor some DEV environments that we didn't place under our main monitoring umbrella.
  • Really easy to setup and configure
  • No learning curve
  • Simple alerting system with no complex rules
  • It's basic at best in terms of advanced features, but it's geared towards this so that is no surprise.
  • Its also free so you can't really complain much.
If you do small tests of DEV environments, then IPmonitor is a great solution. It is not suitable for large enterprise environments as the features and detail are simply not heavy enough to provide a full picture.
February 11, 2019


Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Jason Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
There are very few pieces of software or equipment that I use on a daily basis that just work. This is one of them.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Christian Gaarn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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