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Get Started with SolarWinds NPM

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Updated: December 4, 2018

Welcome to the Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Getting Started Guide: Part 1.

To learn how to start monitoring your environment with NPM, complete the following tasks:


Install NPM.

See the SolarWinds Orion Installer for system requirements, planning checklists, and installation instructions. The Getting Started Guide expects that you have already installed NPM.


Discover the devices on your network and select devices to monitor.


Investigate devices with issues:

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When you have finished this guide, see Getting Started with NPM: Customize to get familiar with basic customization procedures and Beyond Getting Started with NPM for information about other NPM functionality.

Existing customers: Access your licensed software from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. If you need any implementation help, contact our Support Reps.

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