6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2014 6:36 AM by rhidians

    what is the device managemnt capacity for solarwinds NPM VERSION 10.16.1

    shriya.mehrotra

      CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DEVICES THAT CAN BE ADDED INTO SOLAR WINDS MONITORING FOR THE NPM VERSION 10.16.1

        • Re: what is the device managemnt capacity for solarwinds NPM VERSION 10.16.1
          RichardLetts

          ARE YOU IN ARTILLERY?

           

          There is no version 10.16.1; assuming you mean 10.6.1: unlimited.

          What you can practically support is a different question, what problem are you actually having?

          • Re: what is the device managemnt capacity for solarwinds NPM VERSION 10.16.1
            shriya.mehrotra

            Hello , thankyou for your relpies, but i am still lost

             

            i already have 1443 nodes and 5574 interfaces added in Orion for monitoring. All these are polled by their SNMP strings.

            I searched a lot, but could not find anything related to the issues that i might face if i add 1600 more nodes to the monitoring.

            Will there be any effect on the configuartion backups, CPU load utilisations, that is captured on Solarwinds-Orion.

            The RAM for the solarwind server that i have is 4GB. Will the increased number of devices increase the load on the monitoring console of solar winds???

            Is it feasible to add around 3000 nodes for monitoring without impacting the pooling time ans status of the nodes and interfaces????

              • Re: what is the device managemnt capacity for solarwinds NPM VERSION 10.16.1
                rhidians

                Hi Shriya,

                 

                Solarwinds NPM is licensed on an Element count made up of Nodes, Interfaces and Volumes.

                This is from the NPM administrator guide http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/Orion/docs/OrionNPMAdministratorGuide.pdf

                At the bottom of Page 40:

                 

                NPM Licensing Levels

                The following list provides the different types of Orion Network Performance Monitor licenses that are available:

                An SL100 license allows you to monitor up to 100 nodes, 100 interfaces, and 100 volumes (300 elements in total).

                An SL250 license allows you to monitor up to 250 nodes, 250 interfaces, and 250 volumes (750 elements in total).

                An SL500 license allows you to monitor up to 500 nodes, 500 interfaces, and 500 volumes (1500 elements in total).

                An SL2000 license allows you to monitor up to 2000 nodes, 2000 interfaces, and 2000 volumes (6000 elements in

                total).

                An SLX license allows you to monitor a virtually unlimited number of elements

                 

                 

                As Diner has said above you can monitor up to 12k on a poller with default polling rates.

                it is also dependent on your hardware's ability to monitor that much information (The hardware makes a big difference!)

                 

                If you want to add more elements than the primary poller can handle then Solarwinds also have a product called an

                Additional Polling Engine that you put on a new server so that you can poll more elements.

                 

                So if you have reached the limit of what your Solarwinds installation can poll fr then you may need an additional poller.

                Or if you have reached the limit on your licensing then you may need to purchase a bigger license.

                 

                You do not have to monitor every interface on a switch, you may only wish to add the main interfaces and monitor the

                CPU / Mem / Traffic / Health of the switch. It depends on what your requirements are.

                 

                I hope that helps

                 

                R.