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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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What is SolarWinds Network Device Monitor?

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is a network diagnostic tool, from Austin-based SolarWinds.

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Users have found great value in using SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for various network monitoring tasks. The product allows users to …
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Love my job!

8 out of 10
June 21, 2022
We use it for monitoring each of the nodes in our environment, including premise as well as the cloud. I monitor the various MSSQLSERVER …
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What is SolarWinds Network Device Monitor?

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is a network diagnostic tool, from Austin-based SolarWinds.

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Users have found great value in using SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for various network monitoring tasks. The product allows users to continuously monitor and report on network device configuration adherence to hardened baseline standards, ensuring compliance with industry best practices. Through email alerts and integration with Jira, users can create tickets on the network team's service desk when a device becomes out of compliance, enabling prompt action and issue resolution.

The product also offers a central console that provides a single-screen view of all network devices, allowing users to easily monitor WAN links, network appliances, and measure performance and uptime. Users have appreciated the option to plot devices on a map, providing a visual representation of their network infrastructure. Additionally, the ability to group devices by site or type makes it convenient for users to quickly identify and address site-specific issues if needed.

For small businesses with low data generation, SolarWinds Network Device Monitor has proven to be a suitable tool. However, some users have reported issues when reaching the data limit after 12 months. Navigation becomes slower, and the database may require fixes and the implementation of a data retention policy. Despite these limitations, the product continues to provide valuable visibility into network resources, helping teams mitigate bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues effectively.

Easy Module Configuration: Many users have found the module configuration to be straightforward and user-friendly, even for those who are new to the software. The ease of setting up and configuring modules has been praised by multiple reviewers.

Flexible Device Grouping: Numerous reviewers appreciate the flexibility offered by the system in terms of grouping devices into different categories. This feature makes it easy for users to organize their network devices and reference reports efficiently. It provides a customizable and intuitive way to manage device groupings.

Customizable Reports: The ability to customize reports has received praise from many users. They find it beneficial as it allows them to generate tailored reports that provide valuable insights into network performance over specific time periods. Users can easily select relevant metrics, timeframes, and presentation formats according to their needs.

Sluggish and Non-Intuitive GUI: Several users have found the GUI to be sluggish and not very intuitive, suggesting that it could benefit from improvement and polishing. The slow performance in the GUI requires significant computing power, leading to frustration among some users.

Unstreamlined Creation of Compliance Policies: Some users have mentioned that the creation of compliance policies is not streamlined and lacks a smooth flow. This lack of efficiency can make the process more time-consuming and cumbersome for users.

Lack of Linux Version: A few users have expressed a desire for a better Linux version of the product. They believe that having a dedicated version for Linux would enhance compatibility and provide a smoother experience for Linux-based environments.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For the purposes we use SolarwWnds, we get the functionality we need at a favorable price point. Additionally, we have easy adoption by our staff and any consultants we work with due to existing familiarity and/or experience with the product which brings some added efficiency to our onboarding process or project engagements.
June 21, 2022

Love my job!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It was not a direct comparison, but I used Splunk Enterprise in previous employment to pull XML traffic to identify issues, and I was very impressed with Splunk Enterprise. I can only assume that the newer versions of Splunk Enterprise will exceed my expectations. This is more of an apple and orange comparison.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
SolarWinds was the commercial tool that our teams disliked the most even though it is windows only, other commercial tools had a Linux version but we found them to be unstable and/or poorly implemented. So we bit the windows bullet and installed a windows server in our Linux environment for Orion/NCM, advantage is that it installed easily enough and we could expand our SolarWinds tools via Orion and have them all on the same place. Disadvantage, we're a bunch of Linux admins with windows as a second language and probably caused a lot of our own storage and compute problems with our ineptitude, lesson here is to have a competent windows admin install and set up your server. Once it was up and running we found SolarWinds NCM to be more stable and functional than any of the other products we evaluated and to be the easiest to integrate other monitoring tools into.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
MS is meant for windows monitoring and up/down for mostly everything else. Moved away from MS System Center. Now we have better visibility and management can get reports. The other teams have added Linux to Solarwinds and also see improvements in monitoring. Whether you use snmp (v3), wmi or some other credentials to connect to you system, Solarwinds will more than likely be able to manage and monitor it.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Unlike Nagios Core, SolarWinds runs on more operating systems than just a few Linux distributions so we have more flexibility in terms of deployment options. Open-source options can often be very good alternatives but one has to consider that sometimes the free initial price will be offset by many hours spent by multiple engineers fixing issues; with proprietary software, the capital outlay is higher but you get a solution that is guaranteed to work and backed by a world-class support team and company. Furthermore, Nagios Core isn't supported unless you purchase an additional support plan.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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SolarWinds provided a larger suite of features compared to competitors whilst also retaining a friendly user experience. Some other products are not as intuitive or require a lot more clicks to perform a task which SolarWinds Network Device Monitor can perform easier. It allows many users with a lower amount of experience to use the product and perform tasks easier than other products.
Jesse Bridgelal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor provides great value for money and provides a host of options which in some cases cost more in other competitors or are simple not available. SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is simple to implement and can be up an running with little to no training required. The user interface is very intuitive and is easy to navigate. The software is light, fully web enabled and can be used on multiple platforms.
John Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We chose SolarWinds Network Device Monitor because of its scalability and visibility it provided to help decrease risk in our environment. The tool provides a variety of network tools that help us fight the fight every day.
Ayush Dhawan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is now a complete new-age infra monitoring tool while SolarWinds is specific to be used with complex and multi-architecture setups. SolarWinds has its own benefits and cost is still on the higher side which is one of the reasons you will not find it being used with all the clients.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have SCOM deployed in our environment, and it works well for discovery and basic monitoring. SolarWinds provides so many more management capabilities, though, when it comes to monitoring, troubleshooting, and managing our network devices that SCOM just can't do.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Cognizant has done extensive POC/POV on SolarWinds modules specifically on NPM and we believe it has out of the box broad range of devices, vendors, and versions monitoring and also multiple modules options like NCM for configurations Management, NTA for network traffic analyzer, DPA for database performance monitoring, etc... and BAU is very easy.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Solarwinds is a great product because it monitors and reports on any network device, whereas VeeamOne and OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter are great tools, but they focus on their products mostly. I like to be able to monitor all of my network devices regardless of what vendor they are from.
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