Not sure. I've seen several posts regarding this but no commitment from Solarwinds. I see they have ignored your post too :)
I see there is a feature request thread that was started recently. May help if we voice our request there so Solarwinds' can view the customer demand.
i need NBAR also
many others have requested support
NBAR is definitely being considered here at SolarWinds, I really appreciate the fact that you brought this up on the forum again. It is has been long discussed and is currently the #1 most voted feature request in the Idea's and Feature Request section. Your feedback is valued and we are listening. The requests for NBAR support have certainly become more frequent. Please make sure that you visit the linked section above and up-vote existing or create new idea's / features requests.
I know I am digging up an old thread here but thought that some of you may be interested in an application that we develop which integrates with SolarWinds products like NPM and SAM. The bit we focused on from NBAR is the AR piece or application recognition. Our application called LANGuardian connects to a SPAN port and does deep packet inspection to identify what applications are running on a network.
You can see the latest version of it running here, check out the middle graph which reports on bandwidth usage based on application - http://demo2.netfort.com/Orion/SummaryView.aspx?viewid=1
Note that this version is not on our website yet but is due for release in the coming days. We added this functionality as our customers want a way to identify what applications are in use on a network both internally and at the edge without the need for clients or agents. Would also appreciate any feedback you have on this
Re-freshing the topic. We're now actively working on NBAR2 support in NTA. now when NBAR2 is part of AVC and provides really good results (protocol pack 12.x and above) we found a strong value for our and new users to see it in NTA. For anyone who is still interested in seeing better "what's my network traffic", please speak up and I'd be glad to follow on more details so you can get what you want.
thanks for your time,