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We performed a comparison between SolarWinds NPM and Splunk Insights for Infrastructure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install.""Monitoring capabilities are at a high level and it is easy to see utilization, access ports, and CPU memory in real time or through a lens for long-term visualization.""I found a lot of valuable features in SolarWinds NPM, such as the customized application monitoring that allows you to customize any monitoring and script customization, and you also have the option to deploy and upgrade SolarWinds NPM online, which is very useful for my organization.""The solution is stable and reliable.""As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning.""SolarWinds dashboard is very fast. Also, their interface is very good, it looks very user-friendly. The product allows me to see a summary of the network being monitored at a glance.""Can easily be interconnected with other management systems.""The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less."

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"It can monitor, get the data, and then report on the data."

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Cons
"The solution could be more secure.""The solution needs to integrate with additional SDN technologies that are part of the hyper market.""The dashboards for this solution could be improved. We would like to divide the dashboards to give a clear view to our management team to show what we have and what deficiencies exist in our network.""The reporting module that got integrated into the system itself, used to be a standalone solution and I preferred that.""GUI needs improvement with a more graphical dashboard.""We decided that we were no longer going to trust that their products have not been capitalized.""If they did some type of synthetic monitoring, it would have been better.""They have had a rather large security breach in the past. It's cost some companies customers."

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"The deployment can be quite complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
  • "There are a lot of sub-products and it just continued to increase the price."
  • "There is a permanent license and also a subscription level which has annual fees. The price of the solution is fair."
  • "There can be fees in addition to the licensing fees if you add on."
  • "The NPM component of the system costs approximately $1,000 USD per year."
  • "We have a multi-year license for the use of this solution. There are additional costs for recourses in the environment."
  • "Quite highly priced"
  • "There's standard licensing, and then it depends on the size of the customer."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… more »
    Top Answer:From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
    Top Answer:We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
    Top Answer:It can monitor, get the data, and then report on the data.
    Top Answer:It's affordable when you compare it to HPSA - the HP Server Administration. You get the things according to your data - the data that you need to report on. The capacity of the data that you need to… more »
    Top Answer:Overall, I cannot think of any features that are missing. The deployment can be quite complex.
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    Also Known As
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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    Overview

    SolarWinds NPM is a network monitoring solution that enables you to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and outages quickly and efficiently. The solution is a powerful tool that can help you increase service levels, reduce downtime with multi vendor network monitoring, simplify the management of complex network devices, improve operational efficiency, and much more.

    SolarWinds NPM Features

    SolarWinds NPM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Increased scalability
    • Fault, performance, and availability monitoring
    • Dynamic network discovery and mapping
    • Cross-stack network data correlation
    • Customizable topology
    • Dependency-aware intelligent alerts
    • Intelligent maps
    • Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting
    • Logical and physical network monitoring
    • Monitor Azure vNet gateway visibility

    SolarWinds NPM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SolarWinds NPM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Comprehensive monitoring for advanced network devices: With SolarWinds NPM, you can gain insight into the health and performance of your load balancers, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks, firewalls, and Cisco Nexus switches.
    • Hardware health monitoring: SolarWinds NPM makes it easy for you to monitor, alert, and report on key device metrics, including power supply, fan speed, and temperature.
    • Customizable performance and availability reports: With this feature, you can choose from more than 100 templates to schedule and also generate custom network performance reports.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SolarWinds NPM solution.

    PeerSpot user Andrew N., Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical, says, “The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one interface, look at historical data for those items.” He also adds, “From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. And, The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes."

    Daniel S., Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD, mentions, “The alerting and usage tracking is a valuable feature because it alerts us when we're getting near capacity on disk space, network utilization or processor utilization. It helps us manage our capacity and enables us to be proactive.”

    A Senior Vice President and CIO at a financial services firm explains, “As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning. It also gives us visibility of spikes and allows us to track down the reasons for their occurrences. So too, it makes room for potential processes that have gotten hung or runaway and to know when it's time to reboot a server or service.”

    Dinesh N., Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company, states, “The best part of the solution is the sharing display. It gives a general public ID wherein everyone can link to a public display. That's a good feature.”


    Fazal A., Implementation & Support Specialist at 360Factors, comments, “We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down. In the event an interface goes down, we have multiple reports that include availability monitoring, network uptime monitoring, and network downtime monitoring. These reports are on multiple schedules such as the end of the day, end of the last business day of the week, monthly, and quarterly. This gives us the ability to provide reports to our management and let them know the performance of our network.”

    Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is a new monitoring product from Splunk that unifies metrics and logs to do performance management and troubleshooting. It takes minutes to set up and for small environments, it's free (up to 200 GB of storage, which is about 50 servers).

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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Construction Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 47 reviews while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is ranked 52nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review. SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0, while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Simple to set up with good visualizations and helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure writes "Good monitoring and reporting tools with useful dashboards". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor and Nagios XI, whereas Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is most compared with BMC TrueSight Operations Management, PRTG Network Monitor, ServiceNow IT Operations Management, ITRS Geneos and Zabbix.

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