Email alerts a plenty
Updated January 14, 2020

Email alerts a plenty

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We use Orion to monitor servers and network devices across our 3 offices and microwave network. I like how it can email alerts when there is a stop in communication across the network. I wish it would let you set a hierarchy so if one thing stops you don’t get emails about everything downstream as well.
  • Email alerts
  • Domain integration
  • Not subscription
  • Hierarchy settings
  • Limit email alerts. I don’t like getting 256 alerts on Monday morning
  • Web page interface is very slow
  • When we had to change servers this was running on we had to repurchase it.
  • So after buying it twice, it works as a way to send alert emails when pings stop to devices.
  • Probably could have been replaced with Cacti and a little scripting.
I use all three for different purposes. Lansweeper provides the best insight into office equipment. And Cacti gives traffic and signal levels on wireless networks. We got Orion for the email alerts.
Good for servers I guess. When monitoring wireless radios it mostly couldn’t identify them so all I could monitor was ping.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Baseline threshold calculation
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Hardware health monitoring

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