SolarWinds NPM review from a solution designer
September 02, 2020

SolarWinds NPM review from a solution designer

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

It is being used by Telstra for offering monitoring solutions to other customers.
  • Modern Dashboards
  • Interface details
  • Node details
  • CPU, MEM & VOL capacity forecast
  • Audit log
  • Errors dashboard
  • API integration with Meraki, Velocloud, Viptella
  • Orion DB tables dedicated to Meraki, Velocloud, Viptella data fields
  • UML flows for NPM
  • Documentation of SD-WAN integration
  • Feature requests are very slow to be implemented.
  • High cost of licensing
  • Evaluation keys are for a very limited time.
  • Lack of UML application flows
  • Ports & firewall requirements are not very clear.
  • Troubleshooting on SolarWinds is not simple.
SolarWinds NPM is well suited for customers having traditional SNMP, ICMP, & WMI communications. SolarWinds NPM is not an SD-WAN monitoring ready product. A growing trend in recent times is for customers to move into SD-WAN solutions. However, SolarWinds is not changing or adapting to new trends in the market, even the pricing of SolarWinds has increased considerably in recent times.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Baseline threshold calculation
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Hardware health monitoring