SolarWinds Software and Solutions

SolarWinds Reviews

Byron Anderson
Real User
Hosting Specialist at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
May 20 2019

What do you think of SolarWinds LEM?

We’re an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider and a few months ago, a health care customer with a private cloud and mandatory HIPAA regulatory requirements approached us. The customer had one employee spending over a half day per week manually reviewing log files. Needless to say, manually reviewing log files is boring and generally not a good use of human time. It’s also easy to miss important information about malicious behavior. They had to review a large number of logs every single day, and they basically didn’t have a good way to do that—they had an employee manually scrolling through each log file. When you start looking at log files you quickly realize that there is not a lot of good in sitting there manually combing through them, especially when you don’t know the…
David Olusesan
Real User
User at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the notification that we get, via email, when a device in our network goes down.

How has it helped my organization?

This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments. We also use it to monitor our services. When a critical service… more»

What needs improvement?

The user should be able to customize the dashboard to their own requirements. Right now, we have to design separate dashboards for visualization. For example, there is one… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using HP NNM, the Network Node Manager. With HP the monitoring was in silos, whereas SolarWinds gives us a unified dashboard. This is the… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to this solution, we evaluated SCOM. We found that SolarWinds is better.

SolarWinds Projects

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Implementation of Inverter and UPS Monitoring
Implementation of Inverters and UPS Monitoring using Solarwinds Network Performance  Created UPSes and Inverters… more»

SolarWinds Questions

Mohammed Azher Rabbani
User
Feb 07 2020
We are evaluating both NETSCOUT and SolarWinds.What is the main difference between the two?Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!
Jeff SoucyAlthough both products can overlap in what information they provide, nGenius One… more»
Boris RogierSolarWinds NPM and nGenius One are very different in nature and capabilities… more»
Matthew DwyerSolarWinds consists of several modules from NetFlow/IPFix to config management… more»
Harikanth N
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 06 2019
Hi Experts, I am a Monitoring Tools Architect with nine years of IT Operations Management experience as an infrastructure specialist, working on various monitoring tools implementation, upgrades & production support. We are evaluating both Zabbix and SolarWinds NPM.What is the main difference… more»
David CollierDisclaimer: Following 2+ decades of working with big-vendor IT Ops Mgmt Software… more»
FEUDJIO TSOPGUE ARSENEHello , just to let you know about my modest contribution, indeed its two… more»
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Nov 18 2019
Hi Everyone, What advice do you have for others considering SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Nov 18 2019
Hi Everyone, What needs improvement with SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Nov 18 2019
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 24 2019
Hi Everyone, What is your primary use case for SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 23 2019
Hi Everyone, What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!