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Over 4 years ago
If you aren't following the updates to NPM in the SolarWinds Community Forum (Thwack.com) you should - https://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/network-management_tht/orion-network-performance-monitor
Over 4 years ago
I recommend SolarWinds as building custom pollers is relatively easy but really any platform that lets you specify the specific OIDs for the data points that you want would be fine.
Over 4 years ago
Your review of SolarWinds products is very dated @Anuj. Of your cons, only two of them still apply -- Clumsy 'Group Dependency' configuration and Reporting module needs better ad-hoc reports. As of NPM 11 on Orion 2016 you can configure alerts for most modules in the web…

About me

Experienced enterprise technical architect, enterprise monitoring engineer, and Solarwinds MVP (the only one in Canada!) specializing in operational projects that include infrastructure and application monitoring, IT service management, and project delivery. Motivational project manager able to drive aggressive timelines and financial targets for enterprise and SMB customers.

Specialties:
Network and Infrastructure monitoring - design, implementation and management
Specializing in Solarwinds product suite - NPM, SAM, NTA, VMAN, etc.
Team and Project management
Technical architect - VMware, Microsoft, Data Center Operations, etc.
Virtualization - design, implementation, and management
Server design, build, deploy and management - Windows
Business analysis and service design
Storage Administration - Dell EqualLogic and Oracle StorageTek
SAN Administration - iSCSI and Fiber Channel
Backup Administration - Netbackup Enterprise Server

Certifications:
VMWare VCAP-DCD - vSphere 4
VMWare Certified Professional - vSphere 4 & 5
SolarWinds Certified Professional
Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing and Switching
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2000 and 2003)
ITILv3 - Foundations
QualysGuard Certified Specialist

Interesting Projects and Accomplishments