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Jeremy Mayfield profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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October 24, 2019

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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Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Rob Bates profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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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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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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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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Glen Nason profile photo
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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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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February 11, 2019

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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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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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 (13)
7.5
Alerts (13)
7.1
Network mapping (9)
6.6
Customizable reports (13)
5.8

About SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor is a systems performance monitoring tool. It offers a lightweight program for agentless monitoring from a single console for performance and availability of networks, servers, and applications. The vendor claims 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
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