SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM

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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

Overview

What is SolarWinds NPM?

SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.
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How SolarWinds NPM Differs From Its Competitors

SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We haven't used this feature as of now, but going further we should, because these kinds of features from NPM will help us to monitor the network proactively.
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Health Check

Yes, this feature has helped us a lot. But it is only once a year where we can utilize this option. We would like to have it 3-4 times a year or at least 3 times a year.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Netpath creates a visual diagram of the path a packet travel to get to a destination of where it may become lost. It helps to quick analyze network performance issues and can be very useful in troubleshooting Quality of Service issues which often affects Voice traffic on a network. It can be used …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

NPM Network Insights provides a view into your Network Devices such as Firewalls and Load Balancers from within the NPM platform without having to log into the device separately. This is very useful for central monitoring and alerting and can help in creating a single pane dashboard that displays …
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Other Tools

We also utilize PRTG Network Monitor for more in-depth network analysis and Root cause analysis. PRTG also provides more in-depth monitoring for Servers and applications and can provide a very well organized dashboard of Benchmarks and Performance indicators. Solarwinds works well for our general …
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Approach

Having a single approach to monitoring various networks is very beneficial to centralized monitoring. Having all the information you need presented in a single dashboard or portal helps to pinpoint issues quickly without having to move from one platform to another and try to correlate information. …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

NetPath has been a very useful tool for our teams as well as other organization team members to help troubleshoot "network-related" issues. With the hop-by-hop path analysis, we are now able to check for "service availability" rather than just "server reachability". Additional information provided …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

We use Network Insights for quite a few solutions: Cisco Stackable switches Cisco ASA Firewalls Palo Alto security solutions F5 Load Balancers Cisco Nexus Switches Cisco API The Network Insights feature greatly benefits us as these "intelligent widgets" get all "the vendor-specific information" …
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Other Tools

In conjunction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), we also use SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Network Configuration Manager, IP Address Manager, and User Device Tracker. In a few of our installations, we also have Voice & Network Quality Monitoring. All the above solution sets …
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Approach

Today's infrastructures are no longer confined to on-premise setups. The infrastructures are gradually moving into Private and Public clouds. This makes the Hybrid IT infrastructure very flexible for users - be they working from home, working from a VPN, or working from the office. This …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Our organization uses Netpath when we need a deeper look at a network's connectivity such as traceroutes. With the use of this tool, we can visually see where a network may be impaired so that we can more quickly resolve the issue with ISPs.
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

Being able to monitor your network equipment's health is very critical to resolving problems in a timely manner. With the use of NPM insights, you can easily see system resources such as RAM or CPU usage which can easily help you resolve certain types of network impairment issues.
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Approach

It is very important to have a single approach to monitoring your hybrid environment and SolarWinds NPM can definitely help. NPM has a single console that can view many different types of hardware and is invaluable to our organization.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We're using Netpath to monitor end to end network paths and it's really useful.
This feature can be used by non technical users as it's very simple (green = OK, yellow = warning, red = problem) and graphical view it's very user friendly.
It's missing option to edit node names and sometimes it's …
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Other Tools

We looked to some opensource like Zabbix or Cacti but it's not enough entreprise class. Also one of our subsidary was using PRTG but it's missing a lot of features to be really as efficient as SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for network devices.
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Support Staff

When Solarwinds was compromised, we received full details about issues and support was available to help implement a workaround.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have quite a few cloud-hosted applications and have set up NetPath to monitor these connections so we can confirm and react to issues with these services before major outages occur. We have used this many times to pinpoint where the fault lies in a connection to a cloud service and it's been …
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Approach

It's very important to have a single pane of glass, as the time and money associated with having multiple ways to monitor resources are cumbersome.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have not looked into this because we have a similar product with our network equipment manufacturer that does the same thing. We didn't really have the time to go through all of our network devices to change the port mirroring to send the packet information to 2 separate solutions. We've …
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Other Tools

We are also using Extreme Management Console to monitor lots of our switches because we can also perform backups and upgrades within this product.
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Approach

I think it would make things a LOT easier if we had one product to monitor our entire infrastructure however at the moment, we have about 6 or 7 (maybe more) different products monitoring our infrastructure. There is a lot of time to keep all of these up to date and operational as opposed to …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Although we have not utilized NetPath Services to necessarily identify potential problems, it has been useful to visualize the flow of traffic across our network and out (like a beefed-up traceroute). This is a relatively new feature in our environment that we will be exploring more as we continue …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

We have not utilized any Network Insights capabilities at this time. We will, however, be considering this functionality for our core network components to gain further visibility inside our network.
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Approach

Monitoring our environment from a single pane of glass is ideal. It promotes spending more time focusing on the critical components that make up our network and less time learning and maintaining a melting pot of software. Having customizable dashboards, and being able to quickly find the …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

This feature has allowed us to hop by hop analysis along critical network paths. This has afforded us an opportunity to identify issues before our users realize what is happening. It allows us to identify the impact of every hop in a comm path. This is a helpful tool when we are migrating services …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

The insights feature has resulted in less manual troubleshooting because we can automate firewall monitoring. The tool also allows staff to easily manage ACLs, through clean back-ups and review history. You can also manage/view components in a single page view, which assists in troubleshooting …
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Approach

Having one tool certainly brings benefits to the monitoring discussion. It usually leads to better integration, less overhead, and slimmer budgets. It usually provides for a single pane of glass and less real estate used when displaying the data.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Netpath is a great tool to discover problems in the LAN/WAN layers. We are using this tool when needed to test new circuits, a diversity routing/patch, and/or measure the stats during a maintenance window.
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Approach

We are trying to establish some standard tools and then create standard procedures to help the team, so having a single monitoring tool is helping us to achieve this goal.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Our organization has benefited greatly by SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) NetPath feature which enables visual analysis, and analysis along critical network paths for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments. NetPath aides problem solving by automatically creating a map of the …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

Our organization is relies heavily upon SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) features and tools such as Network Insights which reduces visibility gaps into critical components like network switches, firewalls, and load balancers health and performance. The great benefit of configuring it …
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Other Tools

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is the primary product in use to monitor on-premise and cloud infrastructures/ applications.
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Approach

It is extremely important and critical to have a single approach to monitoring hybrid environments (On-premises, cloud or multi-cloud). SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is the reliable, durable, and dependable network monitoring tool designed to deliver comprehensive network fault …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We used NetPath to visualize the path of packets taken for the PSTN Skype service hosted on the other side of the country. We also used NetPath to see the path taken by different ISPs to the same destination. We're able to access performance based on the number of hops due to the path taken.
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Approach

Very important. A single approach reduces costs associated with licensing and hardware, and skills.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We use the NetPath capabilities of Network Performance Monitor to visualize and capture when changes to routes affect services that are open to our Subscribers. By proactively monitoring these pathways, we are able to identify when we need to switch network paths to alternative service pathways to …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

Our infrastructure has been overhauled to eliminate single points of failure under different conditions and scenarios. We have leveraged the use of Network Performance Monitor to simulate "what-if" conditions to enhance operational pathways of communications with redundant interconnectivity. With …
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Other Tools

We are not a hybrid house. What might be used to leverage cloud infrastructure is being used to monitor our on-premise virtual appliances and data infrastructure. In writing this review we realize that there is a promise for monitoring both on-prem IT assets and infrastructure as well as …
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Approach

Whether by a single approach or a single pane of glass, unified monitoring allows the NOC and engineering staff members to take in the whole picture without omitting the details. This is of greatest benefit when a hybrid staff is responding to events that interrupt even a single Subscriber. With a …
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Support Staff

During installation and setup, there were many changes that I did not recognize. I was able to call and get straight to a support technician, who immediately was able to get a support engineer on the phone with me to walk through the installation and customization for our unique network …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

SolarWinds Network Performance is used to monitor the health of our network devices and servers. We use it to monitor when devices are offline as well as when interfaces are down. We also use it to monitor interface bandwidth on devices to identify potential issues and respond to them before it …
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Approach

It is very important to us to have a single approach to monitoring the hybrid environment as we have only 2 staff members to monitor 13 locations with several hundred network devices and servers. We have a physical server, in-house virtual servers, and cloud servers. Without SolarWinds Network …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

SolarWinds NetPath is a very good feature to monitor network environments across several sites and locations. SolarWinds NetPath automatically generates the network path and gathers information about devices in the network path. This is very useful information for monitoring our inter-site …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

We use SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) to view bandwidth utilization of our network switch interfaces to verify if we need to upgrade performance for branches that have higher utilization. Our organization has benefited a lot from this tool and because of this, we are able to identify …
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Approach

It is very important to us to have a single approach to monitoring our on-premises environment as we have limited staff. Having all of our monitoring for servers and applications in one place allows us to save time and spend more time designing and engineering new technology and improvements for …
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Approach

Helps us become more familiar with the tools at hand and more efficient at using them.
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

Our organization has benefited a lot from this tool and because of this we are able to identify whether the issue is due to an issue in the network, or the server or the application.
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Other Tools

We are using SolarWinds Pingdom to monitor our Saas based applications and their uptime and downtime and availability with when the application goes down and when it gets restored.
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Approach

Very important. It helps us avoid using multiple tools for multiple environment monitoring under one single platform.
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

SolarWinds Network Performance is used to monitor the health of our Cisco switches, Cisco routers, Aruba switches and Fortigate firewalls. We use it to monitor when devices are offline as well as when interfaces are down. We also use it to monitor interface bandwidth on devices to identify …
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Other Tools

We do not use any other tools as all the research we did in the past pointed to SolarWinds being the best.
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Approach

It is very important to us to have a single approach to monitoring the hybrid environment as we have very limited staff. We have one network/security engineer and one system engineer to monitor 13 locations. Without SolarWinds it would be impossible to properly monitor these devices and we would …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

NetPath is used for monitoring the network path to a service or a remote site. This includes monitoring network traffic, latency, and packet loss. This data can be real time and historical, which assists the network team in troubleshooting issues. It detects route changes and integrates with NCM …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

Network Insights provides deeper monitoring visibility for network devices from certain vendors--Cisco, Palo Alto, Brocade. This includes monitoring network traffic utilization for networks and firewalls (Cisco) from a single unified platform.
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Approach

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) provides a single unified platform to monitor the entire infrastructure. It is easily scalable, with different monitoring options from agent to agentless and can monitor hybrid infrastructure. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) can monitor …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

As cloud solutions became a world contemporary reality it is quite critical for us to get actual monitoring information about cloud services reachability. NetPath and related to it alerts (for example, based on path change) also is a very useful thing for WAN infrastructure monitoring that really …
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SolarWinds NPM Network Insights

Unfortunately, SolarWinds Network Insights has quite limited visibility for modern top vendors. It is good to use it for Cisco and Meraki(switches, AP as well as firewalls) but it is useless for other vendors such as Juniper/CheckPoint/Fortinet.
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Approach

The on-premises environment solution is the only one we use based on our current network infrastructure.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Yes, we currently use Netpath for end-to-end Packet loss and latency trends. However, we are limited to using Windows devices for Netpath pollers which is a limitation.
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have benefitted greatly from using NetPath by resolving an issue that went on for months. Not only did NetPath show us the full flow of the packet through multiple firewalls, but it also showed us that it was taking an unexpected path. We now use NetPath to visually monitor all of our …
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Approach

This is very important to have a single pane of glass for all network elements be it on-premises and/or multi-cloud and utilize naming conventions to differentiate where the element is. This way we have a holistic view of the application regardless of whether it is hybrid, fully on-premise or …
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Support Staff

We needed to verify that our systems were not compromised by the recent security breech and the support engineer walked us through our entire configuration very calmly and methodically to discover that our installation were not affected. She even gave us tips on how to improve or implementation …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We use NetPath in two scenarios.
  1. A few permanent checks between hub sites to keep an eye on WAN health
  2. Temporary monitors as needed for troubleshooting
So far, though, it does not have the features needed to replace Thousand Eyes for WAN/cloud monitoring. Maybe in a few versions.
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Other Tools

Thousand Eyes is used to monitor site-to-site and cloud health. Vendor-centric tools are used for Firewall and Wireless Management and Monitoring.
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Approach

Although it would be nice to have a single app that monitors everything, we rely on several vendor-specific applications that do the things we need. With almost everyone providing APIs to get at their raw data, we are starting to use programs like ELK to bring bits and pieces of disparate data …
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

NetPath is a very useful tool. Also allows creation of another netapath agent at another site so you can see the behaviour from different office locations. This actually came in very handy during implementation of one of our projects, where it assisted in determining the root cause of packet loss …
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SolarWinds NPM Resource Utilization

Resource utilization monitoring has been very useful for the team. It lets us set alerts based on consumption and notify the relevant teams on any triggered alerts. For capacity planning, this is definitely one of the more useful tools we will look at to gauge out what will be required in the …
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Resolution Time

Overall, it has definitely reduced mean time to resolution. Knowing exactly what, where, and when the issue occurs has greatly increased troubleshooting capabilities and isolating the equipment for further investigation. Services such as Netpath has also provided the team confidence whether the …
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Popular Features

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  • Network monitoring (231)
    8.9
    89%
  • Alerts (228)
    8.8
    88%
  • Hardware health monitoring (215)
    8.7
    87%
  • Customizable reports (212)
    8.4
    84%

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NPM

$1,638

On Premise
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  • Setup fee optional
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

SolarWinds NPM: Your Complete Network Monitoring Solution
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Features

Network Performance Monitoring

A network performance monitoring system monitors the entire network for performance problems and collects performance data such as network traffic analysis performance bottlenecks, etc.

8.1Avg 8.2
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Product Details

What is SolarWinds NPM?

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) delivers comprehensive network fault monitoring and performance management that scales and expands with a company's network monitoring needs. Users can collect and view availability, real-time and historical statistics from routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and any other SNMP-, ICMP-, or WMI-enabled devices directly from a web browser.

The vendor states that SolarWinds users can get a full NPM installation up and running the same day they download, and that implementation does not require a team of consultants. NPM provides visibility into the health of network devices and servers on the network, ensuring that users have needed real-time information to keep their network running at peak performance.

Network Performance Monitor helps IT Pros:

  • Detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and avoid downtime
  • Respond to multiple condition checks, correlated events, and device dependencies
  • Automatically calculate capacity exhaustion dates using customizable thresholds based on peak and average usage
  • Streamline network troubleshooting with a Web interface
  • View paths to critical business services hop-by-hop, even into the cloud, with the NetPath™ feature
  • Get deeper visibility into complex network devices with Network Insight™ features for Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco Nexus switches, and F5 BIG-IP load balancers

SolarWinds NPM Features

Network Performance Monitoring Features

  • Supported: Automated network device discovery
  • Supported: Network monitoring
  • Supported: Baseline threshold calculation
  • Supported: Alerts
  • Supported: Network capacity planning
  • Supported: Packet capture analysis
  • Supported: Network mapping
  • Supported: Customizable reports
  • Supported: Wireless infrastructure monitoring
  • Supported: Hardware health monitoring

Additional Features

  • Supported: Seamless conversion upgrade to AIOps-powered Hybrid Cloud Observability
  • Supported: Multi-vendor device support for any router, switch, firewall, VPN concentrator, wireless access point and other devices that support standard protocols
  • Supported: Intelligent alerts for correlated events, sustained conditions, and complex combinations of device states
  • Supported: Insight on hardware health by monitoring, alerting, and reporting on the state of key device sensors
  • Supported: NetPath for hop-by-hop monitoring of critical business services, on-premises or into the cloud
  • Supported: Network Insight for Cisco Nexus switches, F5 BIG-IP load balancers, Cisco ASA firewalls

SolarWinds NPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Network monitoring software used to reduce network outages and detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues.Screenshot of See relationships for routers, switches, interfaces, volumes, and groups, updated automatically without user intervention to maintain the network, not network maps.Screenshot of Reduce visibility gaps into critical network switches, firewalls, and load balancers with Network Insight for Cisco Nexus, Cisco ASA, and F5 BIG-IP.Screenshot of Reduce the flood of unnecessary network alerts. Create alerts based on simple or complex nested trigger conditions, defined parent/child dependencies, and network topology.Screenshot of Identify dead zones and improve wireless coverage. With its network monitoring tool, users can access out-of-the-box wireless reports, including wireless availability and rogue access points.Screenshot of Configure alerts by calculating dynamic baseline threshold data with network performance monitoring software.

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SolarWinds NPM Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows® Server 2016; SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2016 SP1 SQL Server 2017 (including installations on Linux)
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.

Reviewers rate Network monitoring highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of SolarWinds NPM are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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