SolarWinds NPM Scalability

Joshua Biggley
Engineer, Infrastructure Applications at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
SolarWinds NPM officially supports up to 100K elements (the number is unofficially about 50% higher), but enterprise customers could scale beyond that limit. However, this would only be applicable to environments with extensive interface monitoring requirements (every interface is an element) or a node count >10,000. SolarWinds is committed to growing that threshold in the near future, but no official announcements have been made. Virtualization Manager can scale almost infinitely, but we found that it performed best, especially when integrated with the SolarWinds NPM framework, with more moderately sized vCenters rather than a fewer large vCenters. View full review »
Christopher Good
Lead Network Engineer/Business Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have NOT encountered any scalability issues. I have always speced out at least double of what was required at that time. This has allowed me to add more and more to the SolarWinds architecture. SolarWinds does scale very easily with additional pollers. View full review »
A.J. DiLorenzo
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
We setup a standalone instance of SolarWinds NPM. However, SolarWinds NPM offers a couple of different HA architectures that will allow you to scale locally (within the same data center) or globally (across multiple data centers in different geographic locations). View full review »
Demetrio Chuasieng
Sr Network Administrator at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
I only use a single instance at the moment, but I see there are some things there like HA that is quite interesting. Of course, it will cost more to support, but if the company wants it, then maybe yes. View full review »
Rajesh Bage
Server and Network Monitoring Engineer at ZS Associates
The scalability is good. View full review »
Robert Browning
Systems Management at a media company with 10,001+ employees
I have only rarely encountered scalability issues. View full review »
Ronald Jansen
Project Manager and consultant enterprise IT tooling at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
You need a lot of polling engines for larger networks (50K+ interfaces). This will consume additional resources, such as licenses, support, and patching. View full review »
Enterpri7135
Enterprise Monitoring Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
SolarWinds has come a long way to provide scalability. What initially used to be for small enterprises is now much more expandable and can accommodate larger enterprises. The implementation is easier by deploying additional polling engines (of course, with limits like in any other product). View full review »
MohammedAlkhabbat
Network Administrator at Libyana Mobile Phone
It is scalable, but my network is not that big. We have just a few nodes. View full review »
it_user616932
Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school
We had some scalability issues. The cost for monitoring interfaces is ridiculous. View full review »
Ali Alkhamis
CISO with 201-500 employees
It is very scalable. For years we have not had a problem with scalability. View full review »
PankajSoni
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
No issues in the tools. View full review »
Peter Paddon
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are some issues when trying to monitor multiple networks with the same IP ranges. The solution for this is to purchase additional modules. View full review »

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