SolarWinds NPM Review

With this solution technicians are aware of issues and almost always exactly what caused the issue.

What is most valuable?

The ability to monitor multiple devices using SNMP v3 and HP Procurve SFlow as well as multiple setups for different technicians.

We only use SNMP v3 and all of our devices are HP. Not every technician needs to see everything or have control of everything.

How has it helped my organization?

Technicians are aware of issues and 90% of the time exactly what caused the issue. Repairs can be scheduled ahead of time and RMA’s can be filed without the technician having to drive to the site only to find out it is a bad power supply or fan in a switch or server.

What needs improvement?

The speed needs improving. If you have a very large network and are monitoring a lot of devices the dashboard responds slower.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for almost four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We had some stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We had some scalability issues. The cost for monitoring interfaces is ridiculous.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is not exactly the fastest. You create a ticket in the morning and probably get a response by e-mail from the actual technician the following day.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Intermapper previously.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing for monitoring large amounts of equipment is not bad but when you want to monitor the actual interfaces of those devices the cost goes up.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not look at any alternatives. This was a government project and only one company responded to their request.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have several servers. You must have the actual platform on a separate server from the database. You will need a separate database server for each module you activate such as flows. There is a very big footprint.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarAbiodun Adebajo
Top 20Real User

Yes, with your alerts well customized to meet your requirement. You will definite be sure to know when there is any fault or downtime on any device within your enviroment. Be it power, temperature or network related. Therefore Solarwinds modules most especially NPM has made live easier for network administrators.

author avatarit_user347748 (Senior Technical Analyst at CS Softwares. )

In my company our customer not have problem with technical support, but when ask is slow we call fot support team. contact me I iiil like tal with ou about Solarwinds.