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SolarWinds Reviews

Real User
Senior Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 19 2017

What is most valuable?

I believe the ease of setup and use, including everything, from the initial installation to the discovery of devices is the most valuable. The advanced alerting and notifications capabilities are helpful as well. Devices can be discovered... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SolarWinds NPM allowed the IT department to take a more proactive approach to troubleshooting, and gaining insights on device availability. We were able to use the integration with Storage Manager and Virtualization Manager to gain valuable... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»
System Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
Oct 25 2017

What do you think of SolarWinds LEM?

Valuable Features The out of the box reports and dashboard. It was easy to trim down these windows to something we could quickly use. • Improvements to My Organization It allows us to monitor access and pull cyber reports quickly. No more searching through logs on each server. There was not much customization, which we had to do with Splunk. • Room for Improvement I imagine we will have to develop our own reports soon, this seems to be more cumbersome. • Use of Solution For five months now. • Deployment Issues Not really. • Stability Issues Not yet. • Scalability Issues Not yet. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Good. There can be lag times on responses. Technical Support: Eight on a scale of 10. • Previous Solutions ...
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to see VM-level IOPS data without the use of an agent is the most valuable feature in my opinion. Some of the monitoring capabilities, including Hyper-V monitoring and disk latency/read/write speeds come in handy, as well. Also,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to leverage this product for Hyper-V free space monitoring and alerting based on customized thresholds which we were unable to do before without the use of custom PowerShell scripts. It also allows for more granular VM level... more»

What needs improvement?

The UI is a little cumbersome at first, but the more you use it and get accustomed to it, the simpler it becomes. It does leave a bit to be desired though. I believe the reporting could be improved upon and some of the customization options... more»
Real User
Infrastructure Monitoring Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The overall valuable feature is the integration that exists. It really ties everything together to see the entire stack. Individually, the main focus of each component is the value. * Being able to see your devices * Monitoring the components... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example would be that we can provide transparency to the infrastructure which is meaningful to developers, but even to business users. Our IT teams can work with developers using a common reference when reviewing issues or planning... more»

What needs improvement?

The nice thing about SolarWinds is that the company always looks to improve their products. Since they regularly update the software for stability and new features, it’s not easy to pinpoint items to improve unless they directly impact... more»

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SolarWinds Questions

Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 18 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is SolarWinds LEM vs Splunk. One user says about SolarWinds LEM, "It allows us to monitor access and pull cyber reports quickly. No more searching through logs on each server. There was not much customization, which we had to do with... more»
Johney ShadeComparing SolarWinds to Splunk is unwise. One responds to active monitoring... more»
MD AlamSolarWinds is good for network monitoring but analyzing for critical logs... more»
Ayodeji AbimbolaSplunk is a more robust and analytically sound tool for Log monitoring. My... more»
Technical Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Does anyone have a feature and price comparison for these three products? 
TuPhamUnfortunately pricing is never that simple with each product having a... more»
Giridhara Raam MIf you are looking for desktops, mobiles and server management, you can... more»

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