SolarWinds NPM Valuable Features

reviewer1403643
Manager of Operations - Enterprise at a university with 10,001+ employees
We identified the five areas that we wanted to have be our key performers, like memory utilization, CPU utilization, and those core components. Just the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they were physical or virtual. View full review »
DonaldBakels
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Adfontessoftware
What is good about this product is that the customers get real insights into the behavior of their network. They can see what is flowing over it. They will know what kind of data it is, like whether it is YouTube movies or if it is application information. This allows them to get an exact picture of how their network is being used. View full review »
Andrew Ntuyo
Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical
The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one interface, look at historical data for those items. From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. I think it was kind of a neat feature they added. However, it obviously depends on who's using the platform. I use it as a troubleshooting tool mostly for historical data. That's kind of why I have a monitoring system. We rely heavily on that. We are supposed to be on 24/7 so if some resource is knocked out we can just do troubleshooting using historical data. Performance Analyzer was one of the core features I thought was pretty cool. View full review »
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Daniel Shine
Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD
The alerting and usage tracking is a valuable feature because it alerts us when we're getting near capacity on disk space, network utilization or processor utilization. It helps us manage our capacity and enables us to be proactive. View full review »
reviewer1291851
Technical Support Specialist at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The biggest thing for me is that it provides enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information that you need. SolarWinds is one of those tools that work across the spectrum with different products, such as Cisco HP. It is very customizable. I am quite happy with what it gives me. View full review »
DineshNekkanti
Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company
The best part of the solution is the sharing display. It gives a general public ID wherein everyone can link to a public display. That's a good feature. View full review »
Rajesh Bage
Server and Network Monitoring Engineer at ZS Associates
We use it to understand our historical reports, since we keep these reports for 365 days per our compliance requirements. We can proactively fix historical issues, so we won't face those problems in future. View full review »
David Olusesan
System Administration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the notification that we get, via email, when a device in our network goes down. View full review »
SolarWinds677
Information Technology Director at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is remote access and the fact that there are multiple options to choose from. These include VNC (Virtual Network Computing), RPC (Remote Procedure Call), and Splashtop. View full review »
reviewer742629
IT Expert & Data Center Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The error handling interface has been helpful. Mostly, we use the bandwidth monitoring because we experience problems with the bandwidth. View full review »
KhalidOmer
Data Center Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The connectivity of the solution is very good. The solution is quite robust. View full review »
reviewer895845
System Engineer - Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less. The agent that we use is also light and does not block server memory. SolarWinds makes it easy for us to monitor our environment. The reports that it generates are useful for creating documentation. View full review »
reviewer1396410
Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It covers everything from end to end, from the standpoint of endpoint machines and the routers and switches. The switch port also comes there. View full review »
reviewer1290390
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This product has a lot of good network monitoring features. View full review »
reviewer868584
Senior Solutions Specialist (Network & Security) at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the graphical user interface. View full review »
FAHAD ALBAZ
IT Security Architecture & Implementation Manager at Banque Saudi Fransi
The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use. This is a comprehensive product that covers security, networking, and more. View full review »
reviewer1012662
Information Technology Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
All the features are very good. The monitoring of the equipment, the configuration manager, and the IP address monitoring are great. View full review »
Don Abel, CISSP, CISA, CRISC
IT Director at Pattillo, Brown & Hill
* Performance history is the most valuable feature, especially when tracking down a problem. * Root cause analysis is very valuable to us. View full review »
reviewer1168221
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
It is very extensible with 'SWQL' and APIs to where we are beginning to integrate it with network automation. This solution has a very large and active user community. View full review »
Suzanne Fisher
Help Desk Technician at NERIC BOCES
The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts. View full review »
reviewer1008018
Manager of Network Services with 10,001+ employees
Dashboards are very useful. View full review »
Sue Mike
Solutions Engineer at Mesiniaga
Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds NPM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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