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»
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»
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?
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
• Stability Issues
• Scalability Issues
• 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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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»
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»
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»
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»
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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