Must have network tools.
June 25, 2020

Must have network tools.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

We currently have this installed on our network engineers 'Jumpbox,' server that is centrally located for all to use. This allows anyone to login and utilize the software to troubleshoot a vast array of issues, or even to simulate issues for proof of concept testing. With so many tools in the toolset, it is a troubleshooter's best friend.
  • Network Stress Tests.
  • Port mapping.
  • Open port checking.
  • MIB walking.
  • CPU/Memory monitoring.
  • User interface feels dated.
  • Time to resolution has been reduced.
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
SolarWinds NPM and NCM use a lot of the tools available in the toolset. This is a nice combo of the two with a little bit of IPAM thrown in. I would say the toolset is geared more toward the field engineer, that will be doing work that may sever communications to the rest of the network. That said, we keep finding new uses for it.
Our organization uses it regularly. It is reliable, and we keep finding new uses for it.

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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM), SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM)
We have used it to test our SDWAN bandwidth during our initial rollout. The WAN Killer does just that, and you can see how much traffic your wan links can take. It has also been helpful in identifying open ports that we need to lock down to ensure we are achieving compliance with SOX, HIPAA, and PCI. This is a tool for network engineers, I can't see use cases for non-network related tasks.

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Using SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

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Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
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Requires technical support
  • MIB Walker
  • NetFlow Configurator
  • WanKiller
Very easy to use and intuitive. Just be careful with the WAN does what it says.