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2018-07-05T06:42:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SolarWinds NPM?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SolarWinds NPM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We've done a couple of implementations at this point. We're actually a partner. For a mid-tier customer, I would rate the solution at about an eight. I'd recommend the solution t a mid-tier customer. I wouldn't if the company was quite sizable.

2021-09-15T16:21:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would strongly recommend this solution for others. I rate SolarWinds NPM a nine out of ten.

2021-09-13T11:41:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would not recommend implementing SolarWinds because of the hacks, it is just not trusted. Before they had the hack, the intrusion process I would have rated them a six or a seven but after the compromise, I would rate SolarWinds NPM a zero or one out of ten.

2021-09-09T20:25:58Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just customers and end-users. The solution is easy to use and customization is possible. It is extremely powerful when set up correctly. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been pleased with its capabilities, although its level of security is still worrisome.

2021-08-25T18:07:48Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just customers and end-users. We are likely using the latest version of the solution. I cannot speak to the exact version number. We use both the public and private cloud deployment models. I led a team of several hundred engineers who used SolarWinds every day. I would be involved in making the decision of a product to go through. Once they came in and recommended me their top three, I would choose it. I would advise potential users to first take a look at some of the newer vendors on the market who may be a little bit more nimble and are coming out of the box with a focus on edge and edge devices. SolarWinds has a heavy, heavy background. There are lighter options. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-08-24T16:02:17Z
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Top 5Real User

Any WAN or LAN environment will benefit from this sort of solution because it consolidates not only the monitoring but also the operation. You can actually trigger some actions based on the conditional threshold that you set in the tool. I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-07-14T04:57:31Z
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Top 10Real User

I would estimate there are three insfrastructure managers, with myself as the head of the IT department. There is at least one other technician working on the wide area, local area network. My advice to others is to add their nodes manually, not to let the network discovery and auto ad run. I rate SolarWinds NPM as an eight out of ten.

2021-07-12T23:22:45Z
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Top 20Real User

It's good to go for SolarWinds NPM, but make sure that you do all the upgrades on time. I would rate SolarWinds NPM at seven on a scale from one to ten.

2021-07-12T10:53:33Z
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Top 20MSP

Overall, this is a good product and I can recommend it, especially if you have a Windows environment and network. That would not be complex. My only issue is with the integration. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-30T18:01:32Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a product that I recommend, although it requires technical skills in order to use it. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-08-20T07:50:11Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend SolarWinds NPM. From the product side, it covers everything. It is perfect. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2020-08-20T07:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

One of the things I would suggest to people considering this product and products like it is having a clear agreement upon targets of what you really want to monitor. If it is applications or servers or whatever it is, it just makes sense to come at your choices with a plan. Implement that on the front end by picking out what is important instead of coming back on the back end and trying to do things after-the-fact. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this solution as about an eight-out-of-ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:39Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend taking into consideration that you will need more server resources than you think. Knowing that means you can save on having to rebuild the whole environment later on. We ended up going from one server to four servers and it's running much better now. Don't skimp on the server resources you get with the application. I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10.

2020-07-12T11:48:44Z
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Top 10Real User

We just use the product. We're not consultants or resellers. I'm not sure of which version of the solution we are currently using. It may be the most recent. I do believe that in the future, users will gravitate towards using one solution for monitoring all the servers and applications. However, right now this product needs a lot of plugins. Currently, a lot of improvements are needed before the solution gets to a good place in terms of usability. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-06-28T08:50:00Z
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Top 10Real User

This is a valuable and powerful product that will provide users with more than they expect, all in one place. Other products, by comparison, often have limitations in the features. SolarWinds is comprehensive and covers everything, and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-18T05:17:46Z
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Top 20Real User

At my old company, we were always using the current version of the solution. We'd like to keep up to date with the latest releases. The company even changed over when there was a move from a 2012 Windows server to an updated version of Windows (16). We had a single server located in one location and all the other devices were networked. Sometimes SolarWinds was used as a slot receiver and trap receiver for some of those devices that have their own "NMS" (network managed system). It's not really proprietary, but we had a northbound interface to be able to send syslogs or TRAPS. SolarWinds was used as the one central location to be able to receive and process alarms and alerts for any trigger actions. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. The solution is kind-of expensive, but at the end of the day, it's quite robust. It has several great functionalities. It has groups, maps, almost everything. It's just a matter of the price point that makes it somewhat prohibitive.

2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
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Real User

SolarWinds is a great solution, and I think that for anybody looking for a nice infrastructure monitoring tool, this solution will do the job. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
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Real User

The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are support and flexibility.

2019-03-24T08:52:00Z
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Real User

If you are looking for something which is very customizable for the customization of your network, then you should go with SolarWinds. However, overall, the customization feature is also a disadvantage because it can be very complicated.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Real User

It's a bit tricky when you go to the cloud already. I don't know what's the right metric myself, what should you be monitoring. Then, the newer trend right now is they don't even have the concept of a virtual machine. Some deployments, they will just have containers, and a container can be on any machine that they can shoot up anytime and deploy the apps there. But, my question is: How do you monitor the performance? What metric are you going to use? Overall, when considering a new solution, I always consider: * Ease of use * Ability for data collection * Generation of alerts.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see this product becoming more flexible in the future. In addition, integration with other solutions would be helpful.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Top 5Real User

SolarWinds is pretty straightforward. If you're a startup, you want to stand up a solution quickly, then SolarWinds would be good for you because it doesn't have a big learning curve to implement it. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10. They're pretty good but we really have pretty predominantly Cisco equipment, so Cisco would offer a better free view of the equipment right now.

2018-07-05T06:42:00Z
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