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Updated December 14, 2016


This article provides a list of abbreviations used across SolarWinds products.


All SolarWinds products


Product names

Abbreviation Explanation
APM Application Performance Monitor (obsolete, replaced by SAM)
Cirrus obsolete, replaced by NCM
CT Kiwi CatTools
DPA Database Performance Monitor (formerly Confio Ignite)
DPAIM Database Performance Monitor Integration Module
DW DameWare
EOC Enterprise Operations Console
ET Engineers Toolset
FOE Orion Failover Engine
FSM Firewall Security Manager (formerly Athena FirePAC)
IPAM IP Address Manager
IPM or ipM ipMonitor
IPSLA IP SLA Manager (obsolete, replaced by VNQM)
KCT Kiwi CatTools
KSS Kiwi Syslog Server
LEM Log and Event Manager
MA Mobile Admin
NAM Network Automation Manager (NPM+NTA+VNQM+UDT+NCM+IPAM+HA)
NCM Network Configuration Manager
NOM Network Operations manager (NPM+NTA+VNQM+UDT)
NPM Network Performance Monitor
NTA Network Traffic Analyzer
NTM Network Topology Mapper
OFSMM Orion FSM Module
Orion formerly used for NPM, at present used for the whole platform
SPM Patch Manager
SAM Server and Application Monitor
ServU Serv-U
SEUM Synthetic End-User Monitor (obsolete, replaced by WPM)
SRM Storage Resources Manager
STM Storage Manager
Toolset Engineering Toolset
UDT Universal Device Tracker
VMAN Virtualization Manager
VNQM VoIP & Network Quality Manager
WHD Web Help Desk
WPM Web Performance Monitor


Other (architecture, solutions)

Abbreviation Product Explanation
APE Orion Platform Additional Polling Engine
AWS Orion Platform Additional Web Server
BL Orion Platform Business Layer (Module Engine)
CCT NCM Config Change Template
CW Orion Platform Configuration Wizard
HA Orion Platform Orion High Availability
PPE Orion Platform Primary Polling Engine
ST NCM Session Traces
SWIS Orion Platform SolarWinds Information Service

Generic (architecture, solutions)

Abbreviation Explanation
SMTP Simple Mail Transmission Protocol
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SSH Secure Shell





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