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SolarWinds NPM Valuable Features

Manager of Operations - Enterprise at a university with 10,001+ employees

We identified the five areas that we wanted to have be our key performers, like memory utilization, CPU utilization, and those core components. Just the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they were physical or virtual.  

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

What is good about this product is that the customers get real insights into the behavior of their network. They can see what is flowing over it. They will know what kind of data it is, like whether it is YouTube movies or if it is application information. This allows them to get an exact picture of how their network is being used.  

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Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical

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.

From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. I think it was kind of a neat feature they added. However, it obviously depends on who's using the platform. I use it as a troubleshooting tool mostly for historical data. That's kind of why I have a monitoring system. We rely heavily on that. We are supposed to be on 24/7 so if some resource is knocked out we can just do troubleshooting using historical data. Performance Analyzer was one of the core features I thought was pretty cool.

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Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD

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.

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Technical Support Specialist at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

The biggest thing for me is that it provides enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information that you need.

SolarWinds is one of those tools that work across the spectrum with different products, such as Cisco HP.

It is very customizable. I am quite happy with what it gives me.

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Senior Vice President and CIO at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

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. 

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Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company

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.

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Implementation & Support Specialist at 360Factors

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.

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Enterprise Solutions & Services Head at Duroob Technologies

It's a very good tool and a very stable tool. 

For a medium-sized customer, it has everything that you're looking for.

It has all kinds of functionality that any network team or monitoring team is looking for. It's easy to integrate with any other tool, as it has an open database. It's easy to implement and has a very nice user experience.

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Vice President Of Global Operations at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The ease of deployment is great. I also would say that it gave us good capabilities to tune alarms. 

I'm overall a huge fan of Solarwinds. To me, it's a top quadrant for a solution and I would be pushing for it internally were it not cost-prohibitive for startups.

The solution is stable.

The scalability is good.

The initial setup is easy.

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Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It did a good job of the collection and then an investigation of the net flow of information for understanding the applications that were being used at certain locations.

They were pretty good at keeping up with things.

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Technical Specialist, consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

SolarWinds core data is organized in a very good way. The solution can easily be interconnected with other management systems to get information not only from networking devices but also applications and servers.

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Data Center Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees

The connectivity of the solution is very good.

The solution is quite robust.

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Assistant Director of Information Technology at TOWN OF CULPEPER

We use the top 10 dashboards on a frequent basis, as well as the ability to put systems in maintenance mode when we need to perform patching or other maintenance.

Being able to easily, and quickly obtain disk space statistics from servers and volumes.

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Instrumentation Superintendent Systems at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is quite customizable. 

The initial setup is straightforward.

The solution is stable.

We have had a good experience with technical support.

The product is scalable.

So far, we have found the pricing to be reasonable. 

It meets expectations. With a bit of SQL knowledge, you do manage to get a lot out of your reports.

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System Engineer - Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less.

The agent that we use is also light and does not block server memory.

SolarWinds makes it easy for us to monitor our environment.

The reports that it generates are useful for creating documentation.

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Managing Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

What I've found most valuable about the solution is that it's scalable.

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Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It covers everything from end to end, from the standpoint of endpoint machines and the routers and switches. The switch port also comes there.

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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

This product has a lot of good network monitoring features.

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Server and Network Monitoring Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the way it monitors the environment, and how user-friendly the console is for the end-user. The interface is also very easy and it captures all the information very well.

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Senior Solutions Specialist (Network & Security) at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the graphical user interface.

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Accounts Officer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most important feature is reporting. The reports that are generated are useful and they save a lot of time with respect to monitoring.

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IT Security Architecture & Implementation Manager at Banque Saudi Fransi

The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use.

This is a comprehensive product that covers security, networking, and more.

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Vice President, SaaS Operations at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the monitoring capabilities.

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Managed Services Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

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.

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librarian at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are language support and technical support.

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Help Desk Technician at NERIC BOCES

The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts.

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Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds NPM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.