My SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Review
Updated December 10, 2020

My SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Review

Tejas Pachchigar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

We are using SolarWinds for all our networks as well as all client network infrastructures in the organization.

This will help us to provide real-time monitoring and IP flow top talkers instantly in a live scenario.
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Instant up/down of network devices across all networks
  • Top talkers in different ways (IP, application, and others)
  • Auto-discovery is very easy for devices.
  • inbuilt scanner from LAN network to get auto network discovery.
  • This should work with minimal hardware and work with any server OS.
  • This should not depend on latest SQL Version. Clients have to arrange latest licence which is additional cost for client.
  • During installation, the application crashed in many scenarios. This should have rolled back instead of crashed.
  • Please include a device backup option and live monitoring of any change in device configuration.
  • One tool for all network devices--monitor, manage, backup, utilization, and change all in one
Yes, of course, this is very beneficial while our MPLS or Internet links are highly utilized at that time we can identify the top talkers in different categories. This is very useful to know which IP, which application, which port, which location is in the top talkers of your organization. You can differentiate NPM futures by multiple categories.
this is really beneficial. this automatic reflects the up and down node when any network devices are down and trigger the email alert for the set email IDs. this is really useful future when you have a huge network infra network. solar wind is best for this future and work well.
  • Cost is affordable.
  • This is a one-time investment for all your network monitoring tools.
  • Network device monitoring is a must as your business is running on a network. This will save your time to identify any outages in networks.
we have did POC for many products but we found Solarwind is best for the requirement.
we have did POC for below products and using PRTG for BW monitoring.
Manage Engine
Device Expert
Net Flow
if you have a multiple tool it will difficult to manage all tools and Man Power for the additional tools
this will require additional servers , infrastructures , resource is highly recommend to use single tool on-premises for smooth operations.
SolarWinds is an all in one solution. We don't need to install different servers for different packages. It provides easy installation, easy maintenance, easy monitoring by NOC and end-users of NOC. SolarWinds tools have more features than other tools. We have done POC for many and we are satisfied with SolarWinds performance.
PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
This is the best tool I have worked with as a user, as an admin of the tool, as a suggestion to our many clients.
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is a user-friendly tool for easy installation and configuration and use in NOC. This is very well suited for MAP configuration and to create multiple MAP.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Baseline threshold calculation
Network capacity planning
Packet capture analysis
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Hardware health monitoring

Using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

8 - Oil and GAS
1 - just a basic knowledge on Tool and Network Infrastructure skills requires to handle this tool.
  • MAP
  • Auto Discovery
  • Alert Trigger time
  • Polling Interval
  • Network configuration Managment
this is best tool till now i have handled, using this tool form more than 10 years and strongly recommend to my clients.

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SolarWinds NPM Support

We get instant support for any of our queries. We had several incidents during installation and configuration, and the product crashed multiple times. We got instant support for license change from one server to another server, plus an installation guide, recovery guide. The best feature is this is not taking more time for installation and configuration of the tool.

Using SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds fulfilled all my requirements for network monitoring. I have added multiple vendor switches, Router, Firewalls, L1 switch for ICMP, and all are easy add-in tools for monitoring. This allows for easy SNMP configuration. SolarWinds has real-time monitoring and we can customize the polling interval as per our choices.