SolarWinds NPM Review
Solarwinds – Excellent choice in NPM if you are concerned with System & Network Performance


Solarwinds is a scalable, comprehensive and reliable software for monitoring any SNMP enabled devices with auto detection feature supporting across the board in operating systems diversification.
Strong Areas:
It gives you SMB to enterprise level accompaniment in managing layer 2 and layer 3 network, monitoring of server’s performance and high availability grapple through support of several hardware vendors like Cisco, HP and Motorola.
Timeless configuration and management of Solar Wind for MS operating systems and compatibility with open source OS has coupled its influence in management and monitoring of wireless network, virtual servers with seamless integration to Active directory.
It has efficient network device snapshot ( switches, routers, systems).
View for directory structure maps and network designs for troubleshooting in efficient and shortest time.

Possible Cons:
Cost is one of the arbitrary perspectives when comparing this software with freeware and open source available like cacti, MRTG, Nagios, NetXMS etc.

leading dashboard complexity for novice users and compatibility with few browsers like Opera and Google Chrome are might be the possible cons of the software.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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