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NPM 12.4 Administrator Guide

Last update: December 4, 2018

This guide provides an overview of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 12.4 features and related technologies. In addition, it contains recommendations on best practices, tutorials for getting started, and troubleshooting information for common situations.

NPM Administrator Guide in PDF | NPM 12.4 PDF  in Japanese | NPM 12.3 PDF in Simplified Chinese

Orion Platform Administrator Guide | PDF | PDF in Simplified Chinese

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NPM features

This section describes features specific for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). NPM uses common functions of Orion Platform products.

+ NPM requirements

Hardware, software, and port requirements for the NPM server and for the SolarWinds Orion database. See also Orion Platform requirements.

+ License NPM

How is NPM licensed?

To manage licenses (activate, upgrade or move licenses), NPM uses the web-based License Manager.

+ Manage devices

Assign custom pollers to monitored devices.

To find out how to add or discover devices for monitoring, see the section on adding devices in the Orion Platform section.

+ Manage interfaces

View interface status, suspend collecting interface data or triggering alerts.

+ NetPath

Automatically create a map of the problem area, and display the performance details of devices inside and outside your network.

+ Network Insight for F5 BIG-IP

Monitor load balancers and load balanced services with NPM.

+ Network Insight for Cisco ASA firewalls

Monitor load balancers and load balanced services with NPM.

+ Network Insight for Cisco Nexus devices

Monitor Cisco Nexus devices with NPM.

+ Support for Cisco ACI

Monitor ACI members in your SDN environment.

+ Cisco SwitchStack and UCS

View the health of Cisco SwitchStack members, monitor their power and data connections. Monitor Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS).

+ EnergyWise

Monitor the energy expended on your network and energy savings provided by EnergyWise-enabled devices.

+ Wireless networks

Monitor wireless access points and controllers. Monitor Meraki organizations with NPM.

+ Capacity forecasting

Monitor capacity usage trends on the network and forecast capacity issues.

+ ServiceNow

Automatically open ServiceNow tickets based on critical events defined in your SolarWinds NPM.

+ Custom monitors (UnDP and Device Studio)

Extend monitoring to non-standard devices by creating custom pollers.

Cannot decide whether UnDP or Device Studio? See Create custom monitors.

+ NPM Thresholds

Edit thresholds for Cisco buffer misses, interface errors and discards, interface percent utilization, or flapping routes.

+ Wireless heat maps

Visualize wireless signal coverage on a building floor plan for monitored Cisco wireless controllers.


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