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2018-07-05T06:42:00Z

What is your primary use case for SolarWinds NPM?

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Top 20Real User

SolarWinds NPM is generally used for network monitoring for all of the switches, networking equipment, as well as physical and virtual servers in the environment.

2021-10-27T13:02:16Z
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Top 20Real User

SolarWinds NPM is used to monitor network components and solutions. We used it to monitor downtime and latency between applications, as well as the latency between services.

2021-09-30T14:43:50Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If a customer is looking for a monitoring box solution, a medium-scale customer, and he's looking for something that can manage servers, routers, storage, applications, basic monitoring for applications, to cover everything, then SolarWinds is the right choice. However, he has to be a mid-tier customer. He cannot be an enterprise customer. If they are an enterprise customer, then SolarWinds is not the right choice as it will start to slow down.

2021-09-15T16:21:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

SolarWinds NPM is useful for any company that has business-critical applications running over a network and they want to monitor the network behavior.

2021-09-13T11:41:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We were using it to monitor network devices and the monitoring of certain servers.

2021-09-09T20:25:58Z
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Top 20Real User

I primarily use it in the OT environment. We use it for important equipment, voice equipment, safety devices, and to alarm and report on.

2021-08-25T18:07:48Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution for network health.

2021-08-24T16:02:17Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution for one of our very big customers. We are consultants and I'm the technical specialist and consultant. The company is a customer of SolarWinds.

2021-07-14T04:57:31Z
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Top 20Real User

We have been making use of the most recent version. We use it for monitoring our uplink ports on our routers and switches. We also use it to monitor our servers and we utilize its disc space and processor memory. We do the same thing for the routers and switches.

2021-07-12T23:22:45Z
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Top 20Real User

We have been using this tool to monitor our multiple network devices, interfaces, physical and virtual memory, application servers, databases, and applications to keep a track of what is causing an issue that we are having. Either it is the network, or it is the application, or it is the database queries that are causing our users to experience slowdowns. Due to alerting mechanism, we get notified if anything is responding slowly or if anything goes down so that we can resolve the issue as quickly as possible and keep providing best services to our customers.

2021-03-07T23:55:00Z
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We use this product to monitor our performance. It gives us visibility of our environment, especially for software.

2020-12-30T18:01:32Z
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Top 5Real User

We have a data center that is used by multiple clients and we need to see how applications are performing when clients are on our network. The NPM tool is used to analyze what different applications are consuming, in terms of bandwidth.

2020-08-20T07:50:11Z
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Top 20Real User

It is for our current infrastructure or servers and storage system. We're using it globally to monitor our global network. We are currently monitoring all the infrastructure APM, network, switches, and routers. We have some elements in the UK and the USA.

2020-08-20T07:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our installation is on-premises on a virtual machine. When we purchased NPM I was particularly interested in the features of Orion. We were going through a maturation process propagating the monitoring of applications throughout the server policy here at the university. It was more to monitor various applications that are primarily used for individual schools. For example, we have the school public health, and we have the school of nursing and they have different needs. You have all these applications like Banner and Canvas and other web-based applications that get used by particular areas. We are working with one application now for COVID-19. There is an application that has been spawned from that, but mostly our monitoring is for up/downtime, space, memory, availability, and those types of things critical for performance analysis. We are just now getting more into monitoring databases and a broader scope of applications as well. What I am mostly referring to is not the whole Network Performance Monitor suite. This is the actual operations monitoring piece of it. We have the network and we are responsible for set up and monitoring of those particular tools.

2020-08-19T07:57:39Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution has many different roles in our company. There is the application support group who configure it for monitoring specific services within applications and our desktop or operations group which monitors toner in laser printers. My group, which is primarily networking and servers, use it for bandwidth monitoring, server processor utilization monitoring, and for disk space monitoring. So we use it for a lot of different things. There are probably 200 services that are being monitored within our financial system to make sure that it is running optimally. I'm an infrastructure supervisor and we're customers of SolarWinds.

2020-07-12T11:48:44Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution to try to monitor all of our AWS services, including the servers and the cloud. We use both, and this actually helps us with monitoring and certain applications.

2020-06-28T08:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use this solution for network troubleshooting and monitoring.

2020-06-18T05:17:46Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily used the solution for routers and switches.

2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
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Real User

This solution provides one standardized platform for network device monitoring.

2019-10-03T13:52:00Z
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Real User

We use it for our network LAN and some problem that we saw in our switching networks.

2019-09-23T06:34:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for network node monitoring and alerting.

2019-08-15T15:25:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for infrastructure monitoring, including servers and network devices.

2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is to to know what nodes or devices are up or down in our environment. I can also provide a performance report, if needed to anyone who asks, by pulling it out from SolarWinds NPM. We have it integrated with other SolarWinds products, like NDM. I have been using the solution for the last seven years. The company has been using the solution for over nine years now.

2019-03-24T08:52:00Z
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Real User

I am working at a company which is an Internet service provider (ISP). So, I'm monitoring the traffic on some nodes, like switches, routers, firewall, the traffic, and the CPU. I am using the latest version, which I just downloaded from their site.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Real User

Server and network monitoring.

2019-02-12T20:40:00Z
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Real User

We use NPM to monitor our enterprise for up/down status on network devices.

2019-02-08T16:30:00Z
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Real User

We monitor five firewalls and five switch stacks in five offices. We also monitor around 30 servers that are both physical and virtual. Most of them run Windows Server 2016.

2019-01-30T15:27:00Z
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Real User

My primary use case for this is for monitoring router switches, and using the solution to support the collection of this information for us.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case for this solution is for default of the stability of the network track.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We're using it for monitoring network uptime. We were testing it out for applications and for servers, but that didn't work for us. We wanted a different solution, an end-to-end type of monitoring. We wanted to see the end-user experience.

2018-07-05T06:42:00Z
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