SolarWinds NPM Room for Improvement

A.J. DiLorenzo
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
The SolarWinds notification and alerting configuration could be simplified as it would be easier to find if it was within the NPM web application instead of in a separate client application. The SolarWinds Orion/NPM installation comes with a few Windows client application “add-ons” that would be better served if they were built into the SolarWinds NPM web application. Another area for improvement would be better integration between Solarwinds NPM and Solarwinds NCM as it seems that Solarwinds NCM installs a separate version of NPM/Orion console. View full review »
Demetrio Chuasieng
Sr Network Administrator at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
I think it's a great product. It has ease of use. Just add the IP with the correct credentials or SAS and multistring, and you can already collect all that information including you have NTA, then you're going to have NetFlow. Anything that has an IP that you want to monitor up or down, they can monitor it. If you have SNMP support, they can also collect the information for you. Also it supports IP SLAs, so you can have even more information from a remote site. You can monitor something like the performance, like mid-latency and the like. You can customize the alert that you get or what triggers you want to generate the alert. It is really very flexible, a flexible solution. Reporting is also quite nice. You can write your own SQL if you need to. Also' maybe if SolarWinds would have something you may subscribe to that would be like a polling engine on your site, so all the reporting would go directly to SolarWinds, They could then manage the database and everything else. That would be a nice asset to have. The only other issue I have is that sometimes when upgrading, it becomes complicated to manage the upgrade. View full review »
Rajesh Bage
Server and Network Monitoring Engineer at ZS Associates
At this moment, we are facing some problem with Zoom and our web content sync. We are having trouble with the quality of our user experience. A lot of users are reporting that their calls and screen shares are getting disconnected, and it is happening very frequently. Therefore, I would like to monitor the Zoom application from SolarWinds NPM. Unfortunately, it doesn't have this capability right now, and I had to find another application for this. We would like a single application from SolarWinds that incorporates all their products. View full review »
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David Olusesan
System Administration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The user should be able to customize the dashboard to their own requirements. Right now, we have to design separate dashboards for visualization. For example, there is one for the environment and another for the infrastructure. I would like to design a single dashboard that contains my visualized environment, my physical environment, my services, and my processes. This would make the job of monitoring easier. Application Performance Monitoring should be included in this solution. The reporting is in need of improvement. View full review »
Network Administrator at Libyana Mobile Phone
There is a customization feature, but it is not a good feature. While it's somewhat good, it is too complicated. The aesthetic widgets should be dynamic widgets, so the customization can be even more customizable. View full review »
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It would be helpful if they were tied up with one of the hardware vendors so we wouldn't have so much to set up. Another feature I would ask for is for them to have this solution available for Linux systems instead of Windows. View full review »
Babalwa Sopete
ENTERPRISE NETWORK : Team Leader: ICT Events Monitoring at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We need to investigate technology changes everyday. View full review »
Ali Alkhamis
CISO with 201-500 employees
It would be nice to manage all network devces from just one single platform, instead of going to different platforms. View full review »
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
They should increase its accuracy rate as SolarWinds's monitoring accuracy is not good if you compare it with other tools, like NNM/ScienceLogic/Zenoss. View full review »
IT Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Stability is an issue. We have installed SolarWinds (Server 2016) on a dedicated physical server and as a virtual machine in a brand new Hyper-V environment with brand new servers. We only monitor five firewalls and 30 servers. In both installation scenarios, SolarWinds randomly starts reporting falsely that devices are down. We have to bounce the server, and then it behaves for a while. SolarWinds support was no help. So, we are looking for a replacement. View full review »
Manager of Network Services with 10,001+ employees
SolarWinds should have integrations back into products like ExtraHop, VIAVI, Riverbed, and NETSCOUT. View full review »
Sue Mike
Solutions Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
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