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Lead Network Engineer/Business Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 08 2017

What is most valuable?

I love the GUI. Almost everything is accessible through the web interface. It is very user-friendly. It is easy to drag and drop resources wherever you want them. NPM also includes additional features that come in handy, such as a web SSH... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have been able to customize so many things using SolarWinds. I have set up baseline configurations and quickly remediated devices against them. I am using the SYSLOG and trap functions for my non-priority devices. I have NetPath set up to... more»

What needs improvement?

I think there needs to be more granularity in the permission sets in almost all of the SolarWinds products. I want to be able to specify almost everything that a specific user group can do. I am being a little picky with this, as there are... more»
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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»
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Engineer, Infrastructure Applications at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

An easy-to-use interface for both admins and users is key. Adoption of any product can be constrained by a UI that is neither intuitive nor visually engaging. The SolarWinds NPM framework, upon which most of their flagship products are built,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used a monitoring platform from an enterprise vendor that was so complex to manage that we struggled even to deliver the base infrastructure monitoring services. This is not a unique position as many IT departments manage by the mantra of... more»

What needs improvement?

* Real-time analytics is the major weakness of the SolarWinds NPM platform today. They've done a fantastic job enabling the collection of data. Users are now demanding the ability to generate their own graphs, views, and so on; all of this... more»
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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 ...
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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»

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SolarWinds Questions

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Technical Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Does anyone have a feature and price comparison for these three products? 
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TuPhamUnfortunately pricing is never that simple with each product having a... more»
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Giridhara Raam MIf you are looking for desktops, mobiles and server management, you can... more»
Looking at SolarWinds LEM as a SIEM tool. Several of my managers are questioning the scalability for a global deployment. I am having difficulty providing adequate information as to its distributed architecture and the ability to access the raw (and/or) normalized data directly so that I can... more»
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Byron AndersonIf you are looking at scaling LEM for a global deployment it's really going... more»

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