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Announcing NPM 11

Posted by brad.hale Employee Jul 30, 2014

Stop the finger pointing with NEW Deep Packet Inspection & Analysis


We know you've been there.  The network is always the first to be blamed when application performance is poor.  Then the finger pointing begins.  It's the network!  No, it's the application!..Now you can tell if application performance problems are the result of the network of the application with Network Performance Monitor version 11's deep packet inspection and analysis

 

By analyzing packet traffic captured by network or server packet analysis sensors, NPM's new Quality of Experience dashboard analyzes and aggregates the information in a easy-to-read dashboard.

These statistics make it easy to tell at a glance not only if you have a user experience issue, but whether the issue is a problem with the network or the application.  In addition to response time statistics, we are capturing aggregate volume metrics, and have the ability to classify application traffic on your network by risk-level and relation to typical business functions.

 

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Learn more


For customers under active maintenance, NPM 11 may be found in your SolarWinds Customer Portal.


You can learn more about NPM 11 and deep packet inspection and analysis here.


Sign up for SolarWinds lab, where the topic of discussion will be the new QoE functionality: July 30th, 1PM CT - LAB #16: Deep Packet Inspection Comes To NPM


Register for our upcoming Quality of Experience Monitoring with Deep Packet Inspection and Analysis from SolarWinds webcast:  Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT


We are pleased to announce that NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) version 4.0 is now available.

 

Using the flow technology that is built into most routers you can see who, what, and how your network traffic and bandwidth is being used.

 

The notable benefits of version 4.0 include:

  • Larger networks will benefit from a dramatic improvement of the flow processing capabilities (at least 5 times more flows compared to NTA 3.x)
  • All network sizes will benefit from more accurate network troubleshooting data, based on the possibility to retain highly granular flow data (1 minute) for months vs. hours before
  • Fed customers will benefit from FIPS compatibility

 

to check out SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer version 4.0, download a free fully functional 30-day trial at solarwinds.com.

We all know that whenever there is an application performance issue, the blame game between the network team and the application team goes into overdrive.  Network engineers say there's an application issue and sys admins blame it on the network.  So, how do you determine where the problem really is?  With integrated network, application and server monitoring.  Check out Extreme Visibility: Integrated Network, Application & Server Monitoring at networkmanagementsoftware.com.

Welcome to SolarWinds blog series “Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks”. This is the last part of the 6 part series where you can learn new tips by understanding more about NetFlow and some use cases for effective network monitoring.

 

In the previous blog, we had discussed about Quality of Service (QoS) and how you can implement QoS polices across your network by analyzing the data from NetFlow. In this blog, we will dive into capacity planning using NetFlow and understand its impact in scaling up your network.


NetFlow helps administrators plan network capacity more accurately—by deploying greater bandwidth for advanced networking services—as organizations scale up. Using NetFlow, one can easily check if bandwidth growth is aligned with resources utilized in the current environment and plan for the future. This will allow network managers to more easily monitor bandwidth consumed by applications.


Capacity planning using NetFlow can also help network administrators implement QoS policies and prioritize mission critical applications by characterizing traffic. By distinguishing different types of network traffic like voice, email and other applications, administrators can analyze and understand the QoS policies they have implemented. Top applications and conversations based on NetFlow data can be stored for reference unlike PCAP, which requires extensive storage.


Capacity Planning will help enterprises collect more NetFlow historical data and compare the trends with the organization’s network. This helps to allow enough bandwidth for business critical applications and prevent any anomalies to enter the network. Having NetFlow for capacity planning will also assist in scaling up the network according to needs and utilize the available bandwidth in a better way, ensuring good resource alignment and capacity planning.


Using NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, you can store aggregated historical network traffic data which will give you an additional help need during the process of capacity planning in your network environment. Scaling up based on network requirement and implementing QoS policies becomes much easier by having relevant network information while operating at an enterprise level environment.


To learn more about NetFlow, check out our NetFlow V9 Datagram Knowledge Series.


Watch the entire ‘Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks’ webcast here and become an expert in understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.


Download a free fully functional 30-day trial of SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.



Welcome to SolarWinds blog series “Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks”. This is the fifth part of the six part series where you can learn new tips by understanding more about NetFlow and some use cases for effective network monitoring.

 

In the previous blog, we had discussed monitoring BYOD, its implications on your network, and how NetFlow helps breakdown BYOD bandwidth usage by monitoring what kind of applications are being used. In this blog, we will dive into Quality of Service (QoS) to understand how you can implement QoS polices across your network by analyzing the data from NetFlow.


In today’s advanced network environment, controlling and validating network traffic has become more challenging due to unwanted applications installed on BYOD devices. Rogue applications can block network bandwidth resulting in an interruption of important business applications. It is vital to define Quality of Service (QoS) and set priorities for various applications.   As an example, 50% of your bandwidth can be set to VoIP applications which are business sensitive while other non-critical applications are allocated lower bandwidth. Thus, by defining QoS classes and assigning policies, network administrators can set predefined actions to be triggered under specific cases.

 

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Applications will compete with each other for bandwidth when traversing the WAN and since bandwidth is neither infinite nor free, it only makes sense that you will want to see how your bandwidth is being used.  Since NetFlow data reports on Type of Service (ToS) and DSCP fields from traffic conversations you can monitor your bandwidth usage by application and measure the effectiveness of your QoS policies.

Using NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, you can view network traffic segmented by Class of Service methods, such as Type of Service or DSCP ensuring that critical traffic such as voice or video is prioritized and isn’t dropped.

 

To learn more about NetFlow, check out our NetFlow V9 Datagram Knowledge Series.


Watch the entire ‘Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks’ webcast here and become an expert in understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.

 

Download a free fully functional 30-day trial of SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

Welcome to SolarWinds blog series “Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks”. This is the fourth part of the 6 part series where you can learn new tips by understanding more about NetFlow and some use cases for effective network monitoring.


In the previous blog, we had discussed the impact of cloud applications on enterprise network and how you can track your cloud performance while effectively monitoring your network. In this blog we will look into monitoring the BYOD impact on your network and its implications.


In order to increase productivity, many organizations today encourage the usage of BYOD and telecommuting. With that network administrators have added another burden to the list of problems that they already face. With an increase in personal devices, businesses of all sizes are trying to solve the bandwidth problems caused by BYOD.


Managing BYOD without concrete policies can create significant issues for network administrators. Some of these are:


  • Increased usage of BYOD for personal reasons
  • Compromise in security and network integrity
  • Bandwidth bottlenecks
  • Increase in access by unauthorized applications
  • Problem with existing QoS policies

 

How NetFlow helps to monitor BYOD?


BYOD is going to add more traffic to your network and understanding the impact on the network’s bandwidth is imperative. Blocking unauthorized applications from hogging your network bandwidth is essential to having more optimal network usage as these unknown applications compete with business applications.

 

NetFlow helps breakdown the BYOD bandwidth usage by monitoring what kind of applications are being used, and what the sources and destinations of the increased traffic are. In depth tracking using NetFlow provides real-time information on network traffic and BYOD monitoring begins at the access layer, closer to the traffic source. By analyzing the data from NetFlow, you can implement QoS policies across the network.

 

Using NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, you can monitor the bandwidth consumed by personal devices and easily define policies to streamline the network traffic. Network administrators can find bottlenecks in network bandwidth by analyzing the source and destination of the traffic, and deploy policy restrictions on those devices.


To learn more about NetFlow, check out our NetFlow V9 Datagram Knowledge Series.


Watch the entire ‘Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks’ webcast here and become an expert in understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.


Download a free fully functional 30-day trial of SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

\Welcome to SolarWinds blog series “Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks”. This is the third part of the 6 part series where you can learn new tips by understanding more about NetFlow and some use cases for effective network monitoring.

 

In the previous blog, we had discussed about Network Anomaly Detection and how NetFlow helps network administrators analyze and monitor network traffic efficiently. In this blog we will dive into the impact of cloud applications on networks and how you can track your cloud performance while effectively monitoring your network.

 

The growing demand of cloud based applications and its increased rate of adoption despite has resulted in massive pressure on network administrators. It is imperative that enterprises maintain continuous network uptime for necessary operational processes. Any issues with the network or the speed of service may have adverse business effect.

 

One of the biggest impacts of cloud applications, is on a network’s bandwidth and the Software as a Service (SaaS) based approach means you need to ensure enough bandwidth is available for business critical applications to run uninterrupted processes 24x7. Network downtime may cause operational losses and may affect the organization’s bottom line. Some of the problems that network administrators face when using hosted cloud applications are:

 

  • Impact on bandwidth by cloud applications
  • Revenue loss if a business critical application is inaccessible
  • Operational loss if a mission critical cloud application is down
  • Bottlenecks in the network
  • Bandwidth hogging by non-business applications
  • Unauthorized protocol and application usage

 

Ensuring continuous Cloud application usage

 

Analyzing NetFlow data helps to monitor network performance as continuous uptime is an absolute necessity for the businesses who use or host cloud applications. It is important for network administrators to lookout for bottlenecks, bandwidth hogs, and unauthorized protocol and application priority. NetFlow data carries information on:

 

  • Cause of traffic bottlenecks
  • Who are the bandwidth hogs
  • Different end points using enterprise bandwidth
  • Applications being used in the network
  • Conversation priority within the network

 

NetFlow gives network administrators insight and helps them to prioritize hosted applications and deploy Quality of Service (QoS) policies. It provides the means to track the cumulative usage of a given application in an aggregated manner, down to specific regions, if necessary. As a result, the NetFlow information can be used to verify whether the cloud usage behavior matches with your service level agreement by mapping your actual activity between the cloud and your network. Measuring latency is challenging while operating on cloud, by using flow exporters like nProbe you can identify bottlenecks by analyzing the data through NetFlow collectors and demand the cloud provider the promised service.

 

Using NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, you can monitor real-time network utilization and traffic patterns, and understand who or which applications are consuming the most bandwidth thus ensuring it is used accordingly. To learn more about NetFlow, check out our NetFlow V9 Datagram Knowledge Series.

 

Watch the entire ‘Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks’ webcast here and become an expert in understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.

 

Download a free fully functional 30-day trial of SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

Welcome to SolarWinds blog series “Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks”. This is the second part of the 6 part series where you can learn new tips by understanding more about NetFlow and some use cases for effective network monitoring.


 

In the previous blog, we had discussed about NetFlow and its uses in troubleshooting network issues, and maintaining organizations network uptime. In this blog we will throw some light on Network Anomaly Detection and how NetFlow helps Network Administrators analyze and monitor network traffic in a precise way.

 

 

 

Many of the biggest threats to enterprise networks today are related to breach of network. Enterprises of all sizes are facing unique network related issues related to Malware attacks, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), and new applications all of which can be hard to detect.  Network Administrators can use NetFlow and other flow technologies to monitor and detect abnormal network traffic patterns that may be a sign of these threats.


 

What can cause a Network Anomaly?

 

Two common ways that a network anomaly can be introduced are through telecommuting and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).  Both increase the risk of malware being introduced directly into your network after having been infected through an external source. Additionally, your network could be hosting a bot that was introduced through one of these sources.


Network Anomaly Detection

 

In an enterprise network, administrators normally try to secure their network by having an Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) which collects data and operates on signatures to identify threats while routers and the firewalls  work based on access control rules defined by users. If there is a zero-day malware that enters your network, it can be very hard to detect an anomaly by routers, firewalls or even your IDP/IPS systems. A bot, hosted on your network, won’t be detected through firewalls or IDS or IPS because they track only the inbound traffic. A more expensive alternative is to use a non-signature IDS/IPS system.

 

 

Finding out an anomaly in your network can be difficult, but there are the symptoms such as sudden network traffic drop, network traffic behaves off-baseline, unusual peaks, traffic abnormally focused on certain parts of network/ports, and new applications hogging most of the bandwidth or generating abnormal traffic patterns. Some peculiar cases are High SMTP traffic, Short burst of packets, one host to many on same ports, Traffic on unknown ports, too many TCP SYN flags.

 

 

 

By collecting flow data and analyzing the traffic patterns and unexpected traffic behavior, the network administrators can detect anomalous traffic. By investigating and isolating excessive network bandwidth utilization and unexpected application traffic, network administrators can find out and prevent network anomalies. By diagnosing specific time periods in the NetFlow records you can find what happened during the outage. By using NetFlow analyzer, you can understand more about the abnormalities and maintain an effective network.

 

 

 

To learn more about NetFlow, check out our NetFlow V9 Datagram Knowledge Series.

 

 

 

Watch the entire ‘Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks’ webcast here and become an expert in understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.

We are pleased to announce that SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) version 10.5 is now available for download.

 

As today’s dynamic networks grow in size and complexity, the number of active routing topology states grows exponentially.  With the new network route monitoring feature, SolarWinds NPM takes fault and performance monitoring to the next level by providing real-time network route information alongside device status and performance statistics.  With support for major routing protocols including RIP, OSPF, and BGP, IT pros can now view routing tables, changes in default routes, and flapping routes in an intuitive web-based console.

 

Additionally, many advanced network services including multimedia distribution, finance, education, and desktop imaging rely on IP multicast to reduce network bandwidth usage. SolarWinds NPM’s new IP multicast monitoring feature enables IT pros to monitor routers, switches and end-points that receive and forward multicast packets by automatically detecting and importing existing multicast groups and applications.

 

Other new updates to SolarWinds NPM include advanced interface filtering by hardware type, name, VLAN and more for importation of new nodes and interface; and interface auditing.

 

You can learn more about NPM version 10.5 and download a free fully functional 30-day trial so you can see how it works in your network.

Welcome to SolarWinds blog series “Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks”. This is the first of 6 part series where you can learn new tips by understanding more about NetFlow and find some everyday use cases for effective network monitoring.

 

Network problems seem to be a never ending condition for administrators who are charged with both maintaining network performance and delivering advanced network services to their organizations. The restraint in IT budgets and increasing pressure to ensure constant uptime, has pushed network engineers to try and manage existing resources and control costs. For engineers, troubleshooting network related problems and solving bandwidth issues can be achieved by taking advantage of existing flow technologies in your routers and switches. By using NetFlow, monitoring your network traffic not only becomes much easier but also provides greater visibility, by collecting and analyzing the flow data in your network.


What is NetFlow?

 

NetFlow is a network protocol developed by Cisco Systems for collecting IP traffic information, which eventually became the universally accepted standard on traffic monitoring and is supported on most platforms. NetFlow answers the questions of who (users), what (applications) and how network bandwidth is being used.  By understanding NetFlow much deeper, you can probe more into the insights and everyday uses that you haven’t thought about.


Effectively troubleshoot network issues with NetFlow

 

NetFlow data contains information about the network traffic, which helps network administrators to attend to issues related to application slowness and network performance degradation. Using NetFlow you can:

  • Identify the hosts involved in a network conversation from the source and destination IP addresses, and its path in the network from the Input and Output interface information.
  • Identify which applications and protocols are consuming your network bandwidth by analyzing the Source and Destination Ports and Protocols.
  • Analyze historical data to see when an incident occurred and its contribution to the total network traffic through the packet and octet count.
  • Ensure the right priorities to the right applications using ToS (Type of Service) analysis.

 

Flow data helps you keep track of interface details and statistics of top talkers and users, which can help determine the origin of an issue when a problem is reported. With Type of Service (ToS) in NetFlow records, you can understand traffic pattern per Class of Service (COS) in your network. With that you can verify Quality of Service (QoS) levels achieved and optimize network bandwidth for your specific requirements. Additionally, NetFlow data helps you to analyze usage patterns over a particular time and find out who or what uses most of the network bandwidth. NetFlow provides support to quickly troubleshoot application and performance related problems in your network.


Maintaining Network Uptime with NetFlow

 

Network uptime is critical to an organization’s revenue and an understanding of traffic behavior helps you maintain that. Excessive use of network bandwidth by users and applications can be controlled by identifying the top talkers from real-time and historical data. Manually collecting the flow data and analyzing it is a humongous task. By using a NetFlow analyzer, you can capture NetFlow data from different points in your network and convert them into easy-to-interpret information that help with better management of your enterprise network.

To learn more about NetFlow, check out our NetFlow V9 Datagram Knowledge Series.

 

The ‘Diving Deeper with NetFlow – Tips and Tricks’ webcast is scheduled on 23rd May 2013. Register here and become an expert in understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.

Network administrators are tasked with deploying advanced network services, maintaining network performance, and reducing costs with fewer resources.  One of the biggest factors impacting your network performance is network traffic and bandwidth usage. By understanding how to take advantage of the flow technology that is built into routers and switches, IT professionals can monitor, troubleshoot and solve bandwidth related problems. Join us in this free webcast where our NetFlow experts will help you understand some cool tips and tricks to make the most of the NetFlow data from your networking devices.


The Agenda

In this webcast, we’ll dive deeper into NetFlow, discuss day-to-day networking challenges, and highlight common use cases that will help you better leverage the flow technology and its applications to troubleshoot many networking problems. This webcast covers some key topics including

  • Introduction to NetFlow and other flow technologies
  • Configuring your network to collect flow data
  • Some everyday use cases for effective network monitoring
    • Troubleshooting network issues
    • Anomaly detection
    • Tracking cloud performance
    • Monitoring the impact of BYOD traffic
    • Monitoring Quality of Service (QoS) and Type of Service (ToS)
    • Capacity Planning
    • How SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and NetFlow Traffic Analyzer can help


When is the webcast?

Register for this free webcast and learn new tips and tricks to become an expert at understanding and implementing NetFlow in your enterprise networks.


APAC

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

11:00 AM SGT, 01:00 PM AEST

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North America/Latin America/EMEA

Thursday, 23 May 2013

10:30 am CT

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Many times during the evaluation process, we are asked if we can provide any kind of help with the financial justification of an investment in Network Performance Monitor. Companies of all sizes can build a strong business case for investing in network management and monitoring software while experiencing a strong return-on-investment (ROI), improved data analysis and reporting, and reduced network downtime.

 

As a result of these requests, we have built an easy-to-use ROI calculator that allows you to enter information specific to your infrastructure and then generate a custom ROI report that even your CFO will love.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

Network Overview

 

Simply enter your total number of interfaces, nodes, and volumes that you wish to monitor.  The calculator will automatically select the correct NPM license.

 

Annual Cost of Network Management

 

Here you will tell the calculator how many IT employees you have focused on network management, what their average annual loaded cost is, and how much of their time is dedicated to network monitoring.  This information will provide the salary cost of your network management and monitoring.

 

Annual Cost of Network Downtime

 

Tell it what the average monthly downtime is, the percent of employees that are affected by system downtime, what the impact to those affected employees’ productivity is, and lastly if there is any impact of network downtime on revenue.  You may see this last one if you rely heavily on e-commerce or have a sales floor that would be negatively impacted by network downtime.

 

Annual Savings from Productivity Improvements by Deploying NPM

 

Estimate what you think your productivity improvement will be by implementing a network management system as well as the estimated percentage reduction in network downtime.

 

Company Information

 

This is the basic information about your company that will allow the calculator to estimate the ROI:  annual revenue, number of employees, total yearly business hours, effective tax rate, and your weighted average cost of capital.

 

Results

 

The ROI calculator will automatically graph an estimated cost benefit analysis based on your information and the projected cost of your implementation.  It will even create a table with your discounted cumulative net cost savings, net present value, internal rate of return, and payback period.

 

If you like what you see, then you can download the free report along with a formal quotation and an overview of NPM that can be used as part of your business justification to your manager.

 

You can check out the ROI calculator for yourself here.

Monitoring your network performance remains a significant factor for organizations as IT departments grapple with increasing network problems. Further, you also need to keep a tab on the performance of the hardware as it has a direct impact on the performance of your network.

 

Your hardware is the backbone of your network performance. How many times have we heard network engineers talk about the outages due to a faulty power supply or an over-heated router? This very issue reiterates the importance of proactively knowing the health of your network hardware before it brings your network down.


The biggest complexity in effectively monitoring hardware is its diversity of equipment manufacturers.  Monitoring these hardware components is quite important as it helps the network admins to pre-empt causes of hardware malfunction for troubleshooting network breakdown.

 

OK, so what do you monitor?


To effectively monitor the health of your network, you need to be able to gain visibility into the performance of various components within your network hardware. Some key metrics that you would want to constantly monitor include:

    • Hard drive status
    • Array controller status
    • Power supply status
    • Chassis intrusion status
    • Chassis temperature and fan speed
    • CPU temperature and fan speed
    • Memory module status
    • Voltage regulator status

 

Why monitor these hardware metrics?

 

Let us consider a couple of use cases:


CPU temperature: If your CPU is overloaded with tasks, its temperature might shoot up sometimes resulting in the malfunction of your devices. If you don’t monitor your CPU temperature, you not only run the risk of shortening the life of your device but also impacting the network performance. 


CPU fan speed:  In addition to having a tab on the CPU temperature, checking CPU fan speed is important as they go hand in hand. If your CPU fan is manually controlled you can use a fan speed monitor to balance cooling, fan speed, and noise.


Similarly you need to monitor many other key hardware elements on your network from time to time. You need to make sure that there is no delay in identifying the hardware malfunctions as the delay may result in causing damage to your hardware, in turn causing a hiatus in the performance of your network.

 

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What kind of a monitoring software should you choose?

 

You should look for a single integrated console from where you can monitor the diverse hardware components, all from an interactive dashboard. Choose a network monitoring software that delivers in a multi-vendor environment and provides:

  • Agentless performance and availability monitoring
  • Automatic network discovery
  • Intelligent network alerting
  • Reporting for hundreds of devices and vital hardware statistics
  • An easily customizable dashboard delivering scalability for even the largest environments with devices from various vendors.

Looking back at the past decade, its mind boggling to see how the IT model has flipped on its head. Things that were once an exception are now the norm and ironically a lot of organizations aren’t keeping with the pace of change in datacenters and network management.

While IT teams are doing all they can to address increasing scale and complexity, data center networks remain anchored to physical devices and manual processes. This worked OK in the era of static IT, but the enormous growth of network devices in the IT space has led to data center networking discontinuity. This has resulted in significant network operation challenges. Network performance management remains a significant issue for organizations of all sizes as IT departments grapple with emerging technologies and legacy infrastructure.

What’s more concerning, is the amount of time it takes to detect a problem, determine its cause and then going to troubleshoot it. The trouble stems from lack of a robust performance management tool, followed by scalability issues, complex usability, and a lack of real-time reporting. To add more woes, the presence of legacy network performance management tools cannot keep pace with emerging technologies and trends such as virtualization which are creating new challenges for IT departments.

Some basic things you need to check in network management tools:

  • Does your NMS provide a way to proactively detect problems?
  • Does your NMS automate network mapping when new devices are added to the network?
  • Do you have visibility of your network usage?
  • Does your NMS support monitoring your wireless devices?

These networks carry business-critical services and applications, and are required to deliver high-performance while maintaining no downtime. In many cases, these challenges may force you to upgrade the network infrastructure. If this is your situation, it means that your IT management solutions exist as silos and it’s high time that you upgrade them.

Data centers should perform continuous profiling and monitoring of the end-host network stack, coupled with algorithms for classifying and correlating performance problems. Achieving network performance excellence is an essential step toward ensuring overall datacenter excellence. Accurate performance monitoring provides the only way to detect and resolve network issues.

SolarWinds helps you flip the darkness and rise with a network monitoring software. It simplifies the monitoring of your network components by providing a unified view of data center network health through a single pane of glass.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor software makes it easy to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve performance issues before outages occur. It is an affordable, easy to use tool that delivers real-time views and dashboards that enable you to visually track and monitor network performance at a glance.

 

Not convinced? Feel free to try it out yourself with the free 30-day trial and let us know what you feel.



Today we are pleased to announce that the latest version of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, version 10.4, is now available.  For existing customers, you will see this within your customer portal within the next few days.

 

NPM v10.4 is a robust and effective network management software that packs a lot of great new features, many of which have been requested by the user community.  The most noticeable features include:

 

  • German language localization
  • Extended support for BigIP® F5® devices (including connections, throughput, nodes and virtual pools status polling)
  • Hardware health monitoring (temperature, power supply, fan speed, etc.) for major HW vendors (Cisco, Juniper, F5, Dell, HP)
  • Support for HP® MSM 760/765 wireless controllers
  • Auditing events for user actions such as deleting or un-managing nodes
  • Drag-and-Discover interactive charts
  • Universal Device Poller (UnDP) Improvements
    • Multiple UnDPs in a single chart
    • UnDP Parse Transform function
    • UnDP Polling and Retention settings
  • Web based custom property editor

 

If you want to check out all of the latest features of NPM network monitor v10.4, download a free fully functional 30-day trial and see just how easy network performance monitoring can be.

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