SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM): A Great Tool Including NetPath
Updated March 06, 2023

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM): A Great Tool Including NetPath

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

SolarWinds Network Performance (NPM) is used to monitor the health of our switches and other network devices, from several brands including Cisco, Aruba, and HPE and (I) OT devices. We use it to monitor when devices are offline, when interfaces have status changes, and also interface bandwidth on devices to identify potential issues.
  • Alerting network device status down/up
  • Monitor devices for hardware status
  • Monitor bandwidth usage
  • No improvements needed
  • Better alerting with defined thresholds
  • Network alerts
  • Network utilization

Do you think SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)'s feature set?


Did SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) go as expected?


Would you buy SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) again?


SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN), SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM), SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
For our organization, we use Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) for network visibility, downtime, uptime, and troubleshooting for our organization. SolarWinds NPM verifies issues with network devices, such as bandwidth allocation, network devices up/down state, and other things to assist our organization in troubleshooting any problems or performance issues.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

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

SolarWinds NPM Premier Support

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Smart Start

SolarWinds NPM ROI Questions

  • Product Features
Product features is the most important factor in our decision for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). All the required feature were available at the moment of purchasing. After purchasing lots of new features were added which even gave the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor more powerful tools, in order for us to better operate our infrastructure.

Feature Questions

  • Alerting
  • Reporting
  • Network mapping

Using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

6 - Application management functions, to check applications functionality, network status and availability based on network protocol and access. Network and System administrators, to manage, maintain and operate the network infrastructure environment. Business unit managers and operations to be informed about their equipment and it's network status. Trouble shooting and root cause issue diagnosis for all mentioned functions.
2 - Network and System administrators, support SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). NPM is quite easily to manage now a days. Updating the system to a latest release is easily supported by the SolarWinds update manager, which is included in the deployment.
Adding new systems to NPM can be done using the build interactively wizard. There is also the possibility to scan system, to be added as result of the scan.
  • in depth performance analyzes of nodes
  • Quick stats
  • OT devices to be integrated
SolarWinds suite including Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is our main monitoring tool for our environment.
We've just recently renewed our Solarwinds suite.
We are already using SolarWinds for many years in a row.
SolarWinds fit our needs for monitoring of networking virtualization, storage and applications for our devices and infrastructure.

Evaluating SolarWinds NPM and Competitors

evaluation and selection process will not change, decision will be made identical.

SolarWinds NPM Implementation

Not sure - change management is not a part of the implementation

SolarWinds NPM Support

Quick Resolution
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) isn't available with premium support.
we only required standard support at this moment we didn't had any issues that require exceptional support from SolarWinds support team
Support for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, is part of the SolarWinds customer support team. This teams always proactively support with follow up from any open cases or issues. If a third party (e.q. vendor) must be involved in order to get a clear view of the issue SolarWinds support is willing to participate in any required support call's.

Using SolarWinds NPM

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Discovery tool
  • Different methods for authentication
  • Saved credentials or add new credentials
  • None i would know
Based on several years of experience I am convinced that Solarwinds products (NPM) are scalable and reliable solutions with customizable user-friendly interfaces. One of the most useable features is the creation of custom reports using a variety of data sources (SQL query, SNMP, OID, etc.). Alerts constructor is a simple and powerful tool as well.