NPM was too buggy to continue using. We turned it off.
November 19, 2015

NPM was too buggy to continue using. We turned it off.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

I used SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor to monitor traffic across my entire organization; it polls all of my Cisco routers so I can measure traffic on my WAN segments as well as my primary ISP circuit. I used it to address slowness or congestion and to look for root cause of traffic issues.

Pros

  • It presents a nice graphical format of traffic data making it quick to recognize and analyze data.
  • It breaks down data by location quickly and easily.

Cons

  • The application is buggy.
  • It is a resource hog.
  • The application itself is slow to respond and react.
  • The application became so challenging to manage, constantly causing OS issues and needing constant reboots that we quit using it.
  • It convinced us to look for better monitoring tools.
We no longer use SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor as it was too difficult to keep it running. It constantly locked up and needed attention. The Cisco Meraki hardware has built in reporting and monitoring that is far superior to SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor.
I cannot think of any. We were full deployed with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor but it was so problematic to manage we simply turned it off.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
3
Network monitoring
4
Baseline threshold calculation
5
Alerts
2
Network capacity planning
4
Packet capture analysis
2
Network mapping
1
Customizable reports
2
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
1
Hardware health monitoring
1

Comments

  • Brad Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer
    I am very sorry to hear that your experience with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor did not meet your expectations. I would be very happy to put you in touch with our product management team so you can provide direct feedback on your experience such that we can improvements in the future.

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