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SolarWinds NPM Review: "Enterprise scalable and versatile network monitoring tool." Network Performance MonitorUnspecified8.6276101
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January 11, 2019

SolarWinds NPM Review: "Enterprise scalable and versatile network monitoring tool."

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

SolarWinds NPM is the primary monitoring tool across the globe we use for monitoring around 10K+ nodes. It helps us a lot primarily for alerting and capacity planning.
  • Comprehensive Network monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Reporting
  • I have seen challenges with NPM in identifying machine type or PID though we update MIBs(it can't identify cat 9k for example; earlier the same thing happened with 3850s ). It may be an NCM function but we use NPM/NCM in a centralized deployment with remote pollers.
  • Same case with EOS dates, not accurate and hence we need to rely on offline reporting consolidating data from Cisco and SW.
Certainly NPM helps with providing greater insight into our network in heterogeneous environments (We are using Cisco/Checkpoint and F5 ).
Definitely - NPM offers best and versatile alerting mechanism and it's light (web-based) as well.
  • Proactive alerting can prevent incidents and production loss.
  • Capacity Planning can alleviate the bottlenecks in network.
  • Reporting helps present the right info to board.
I worked on some small scale monitoring tool but nothing can be compared to SW NPM.
It is best suited for small to enterprise network monitoring and alerting functions.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Baseline threshold calculation
Not Rated
Network capacity planning
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Hardware health monitoring