SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM

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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

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Popular Features

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  • Network monitoring (231)
    9.0
    90%
  • Alerts (228)
    8.8
    88%
  • Hardware health monitoring (215)
    8.7
    87%
  • Customizable reports (212)
    8.4
    84%

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NPM

$1,583

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SolarWinds NPM: Your Complete Network Monitoring Solution
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Features Scorecard

Network Performance Monitoring

8.1
81%
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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:

  • 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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Reviews

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Jesse Bridgelal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) to monitor the availability and performance of our networks across 15 geographically dispersed sites. This includes network devices, Servers, Virtual Machines and even our bandwidth consumption. SolarWinds NPM is a powerful and yet user-friendly solution with a variety of very useful tools and performance monitors allowing you to proactively manage your network and be alerted to potential issues using proactive monitoring and threshold management. The system is able to manage a wide variety of devices regardless of manufacturer and brand. There are also a host of very useful reports which can be customized to the organization's needs and automated according to run as needed.
Ravi Khanchandani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is used in various ways for us as well as other organizations that we support. Various use cases are as follows - Network availability during business hours Network utilization reports to review all Service provider WAN links Device health monitoring Capacity planning reports for a proactive approach NetPath - very widely used for identifying network issues like latencies, packet drops, config issues, traffic issues using a hop by hop path analysis
Score 10 out of 10
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Our corporation uses SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor to monitor all of our networks/endpoints for outages that may affect connectivity. With the use of NPM, we can easily view uptime graphs, receive alerts, and even SNMP traps or Syslogs. In addition to SolarWinds NPM, we also complement it with SolarWinds NTA and NCM where we can view all network traffic and download nightly backups to our configurations.
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is used to monitor all network devices (switches, routers, firewalls,...), manage SLAs and alerting. We build dashboards to monitor main link usages, implement complex alert rules and use Netpath to monitor end to end paths. It is helping us have a clear view about our network and very useful for troubleshooting
Score 8 out of 10
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Our company uses SolarWinds NPM to monitor the health of our network and servers. We have thousands of devices and it's very helpful to know which are functioning properly in one dashboard. Alerting is also a key feature of the SolarWinds NPM and is essential to our job duties. We are all able to keep track of malfunctioning equipment without having to dive through thousands of logs. Setting up alerts to cell phones and emails is also pretty easy to do and we could not live without it during our on-call rotations.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We essentially use it to monitor our network devices - switches, routers, firewalls, ETC. We have our uplink interfaces monitored as well so that we can see usage and report on them as needed for things like bandwidth bottlenecks both internally and externally.
Score 9 out of 10
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We utilize SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) to monitor device health at all layers of our network (switches, routers, wireless controllers, etc.). The dashboard allows us to quickly identify problems such as down devices, bandwidth spikes, dropped packets, and high CPU utilization. Particularly useful is the notification system that alerts our network team when a device is not reachable.
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor provides advanced features to monitor network devices, firewalls, access points. It becomes easy to track such issues and resolve them within business objective timelines through the use of email alerts. The tool allows you to create custom dashboards and organize our data in ways that benefit our organization. The SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor also allows our staff to identify network bottleneck issues quickly which in turn results in faster problem resolution times.
Score 10 out of 10
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We choose to use SolarWinds because the legacy Monitor tool was not cover some areas/alerts/vendors. Also, we were looking for a tool able to identify and act in some alerts. We are using NPM to monitor the infrastructure, to provide some stats that can help us to identify possible issues in the future, and to automatize some regular actions.
Score 9 out of 10
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For several years, our organization has continued to utilize SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) for around the clock performance monitoring of the network and networking systems in the environment. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) solves the issues of continuous visibility, notification, and alerting pertaining to problems or issues that may occur anywhere within our IT environment.
Score 7 out of 10
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It is used to monitor the availability of critical systems of the infrastructure such as Active Directory, DHCP, and servers in remote sites. It's also used to get NetFlow stats on Cisco Routers to get a time slice view of network traffic and bandwidth.
Score 8 out of 10
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Someone knew. But no one knew who. NPM let us regain control of the who knew and turn it into a measured responsibility. Our Company now has knowledge of what our network resources include and how those resources are utilized daily. We demonstrate processes and services which are hyperextended and leverage available resources for use in our production environment by monitoring the trends and use of our business assets. NPM tools have helped us free up monetary resources for additional pressing projects which provide business growth. The payoff?? Minimizing monetary bleed and maximizing resource utilization. We will renew our NPM licensing allowing us to continuously monitor our IT infrastructure, connect to upstream providers, and monitor many production processes and services. This will continue to maximize our planning capabilities for resources and scalability for continued Membership and Subscriber growth.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a University with 13 locations with 2 employees monitoring all locations inclusive of over 300 Switches and 200 Servers that host various apps. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor allows us to monitor all devices from one console including switches, routers, servers, and even printers. It allows us to monitor for hardware errors and bandwidth issues which is a major help in troubleshooting errors and planning for the future. I use it to view all of the switches and apps and ensure everything is up and functioning at just a glance.
Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Performance (NPM) is used to monitor the health of our switches and other network devices, from several brands including Cisco, Aruba, and HPE. We use it to monitor when devices are offline, when interfaces have status changes, and also interface bandwidth on devices to identify potential issues.
Score 9 out of 10
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I have been using SolarWinds NPM for well over a decade. We have setup up hundreds of alerts and notifications that will email us when network notes ranging from servers, storage systems, VMware ESXi hosts, to all kinds of networking switches and gear encounter issues, are down, reset. We quickly are notified when a system is down or has rebooted and or has not come up in a timely manner.
January 25, 2022

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Score 10 out of 10
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We are using the solarwinds npm to monitor the network availability of our networking devices like routers, switches and servers. We are monitoring the link utilization and device performance and availability uptime and downtime of the devices and their links. We are also monitoring the physical and virtual storage of our devices along with reporting and alerting.
Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM is a comprehensive tool for administrators to have an overview of network paths using major protocols (i.e. ICMP, SNMP, etc.). This would help network administrators to be able to pinpoint issues within the network effectively cutting the guesswork on the points of failures and latency issues.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a University with multiple locations with one Network Engineer to manage and monitor all locations. SolarWinds NPM allows us to monitor all devices from one console including switches, routers, and printers. It allows us to monitor for hardware errors and bandwidth bottlenecks which is a major help in troubleshooting error and planning for the future.
Matthew Plourde | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) for network visibility, uptime, and troubleshooting. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) verifies issues with network devices such as bandwidth allocation, network devices up/down state, and many other things to assist me in troubleshooting to keep the most uptime for my business.
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is our primary enterprise monitoring tool used for monitoring the entire infrastructure. This includes servers, N/W devices, storage, databases, firewall, UPS, etc., to list a few of the device types which we monitor. It supports multi-vendor network monitoring and insights for deeper visibility. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) includes intelligent alerting, intuitive dashboards, and reporting features. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is part of the SolarWinds Orion Platform and is the main monitoring component and integrates seamlessly with other SolarWinds modules. It supports SNMP, WMI, and agent/agentless monitoring.
Score 9 out of 10
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Based on my 7-years of experience I am deeply convinced that Solarwinds products (NPM, NTA) are extremely scalable and reliable solutions with customizable user-friendly interfaces. The most important feature for me is the creation of custom reports using a variety of data sources (SQL query, SNMP, OID, etc.). Alerts constructor is a simple and powerful tool as well.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our business is manufacturing, we have a wide campus design network equipment and it is hard to manage without SolarWinds NPM platform to check the status of the alerts it generates when a system is down. it helped us take quick actions in terms of doing maintenance during peak hours of the business and to maintain high availability at all times. NPM plays a vital role in our organization and we like how granular statistics it shows on the dashboard, it is very easy to set up any system to monitor its availability in terms of network, power, CPU usage, and other hardware stuff.
June 30, 2021

Best Value

Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is our prime network management software for our NOC, Network Engineering & Operations. We use it twenty-four seven to manage F5 Load Balancers both in the cloud and on-premises, routers and switches, wireless infrastructure, firewall infrastructure, LAN and WAN, and all other network elements. SolarWinds is also our alerting tool (red, amber, green) threshold management and performance reporting.
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