SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)


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  • Network monitoring (231)
  • Alerts (228)
  • Hardware health monitoring (215)
  • Customizable reports (212)

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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:

  • Quickly 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 an easy-to-use 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: 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 ASA firewalls
  • Supported: Network Insight for Cisco Nexus switches
  • Supported: Network Insight for F5 BIG-IP load balancers

SolarWinds NPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Reduce network outages and quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues with affordable, easy-to-use network monitoring software.Screenshot of See relationships for routers, switches, interfaces, volumes, and groups, updated automatically without user intervention so you can maintain your network, not your 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 Easily identify dead zones and improve wireless coverage. With our network monitoring tool, you can access out-of-the-box wireless reports, including wireless availability and rogue access points.Screenshot of Configure alerts accurately by calculating dynamic baseline threshold data with our network performance monitoring software.

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SolarWinds NPM Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
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.

ManageEngine OpManager, Progress WhatsUp Gold, and Nagios Core are common alternatives for SolarWinds NPM.

Reviewers rate Network monitoring highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of SolarWinds NPM are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Jesse Bridgelal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Reduced downtime resulting in creased productivity and improved user experience
  • Improved quality of service and overall user satisfaction
  • Ability to better quantify IT spending and closely forecast upgrades and budgetary requirements on the areas that will produce the best results.
Ravi Khanchandani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Capacity Planning helps us plan in advance when we need to have bandwidths enhanced for crucial network links. We now plan 2 months ahead on the future bandwidth needs, keeping our network healthy and available with capacity.
  • NetPath has helped cut down drastically on support resolution timelines. Instead of having blame games between network and server teams, we have bridged that gap.
  • Scheduled Reports provide us with automated reports of network availability and performance data.
  • Comprehensive alerting functions have helped us reduce "alert noise". We now use custom properties to direct specific alerts to specific team members.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • SolarWinds NPM helps minimize the resources needed to stay on top of network health.
  • SolarWinds NPM allows our on-call personnel to rely on its alerting instead of waiting for users to report issues.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Compared to other products, I think it's a bit pricey for what we are using it for.
  • There have been a few occasions where we were able to see historical device performance when deciding if a particular device or the link between devices needed more attention and address it as needed.
  • NPM allowed us to notice a network bottleneck when a group of users reported slow Internet speeds.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Reduction of network downtime and outages
  • Allowed staff to make decisions much more quickly when trying to see what is critical versus what can wait
  • Data visualization improves the ability to make faster decisions
Score 9 out of 10
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  • we have been able to quickly identify issues from the alerts we have received
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) has helped us quickly pinpoint which nodes are having issues
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) helps us quickly identify if a particular location is having fiber or network connectivity issues
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Single unified platform helps in monitoring for different departments
  • Dashboards and Orion Maps for visualization to make monitoring or troubleshooting easier
  • Easily scalable, low administration overheads, high availability available
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