SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor: The Ultimate Guide

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a powerful and easy-to-use network monitoring tool that enables you to quickly identify and resolve network performance issues. NPM provides you with real-time visibility into network performance, so you can identify and resolve issues before they impact your business. In this ultimate guide, we will show you everything you need to know about SolarWinds NPM, including how to install and configure it, how to use it to monitor your network, and how to troubleshoot common issues.

Installing SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and above. The minimum system requirements are:

  • 2 GHz CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 10 GB free disk space

To install SolarWinds NPM, simply run the installer and follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to reboot your server. After the reboot, SolarWinds NPM will be up and running.

Configuring SolarWinds NPM

Once SolarWinds NPM is installed, you will need to configure it to monitor your network. The first thing you need to do is add your devices. To do this, click on the “Add Devices” button in the top-right corner of the SolarWinds NPM window. In the “Add Devices” dialog, you can either manually add devices by IP address or subnet, or you can use SolarWinds NPM’s auto-discovery feature to automatically add devices on your network. Once you have added your devices, you will need to create groups. Groups are used to organize your devices for easy monitoring and management. To create a group, click on the “Groups” button in the top-right corner of the SolarWinds NPM window. In the “Groups” dialog, click on the “Create Group” button. In the “Create Group” dialog, enter a name for the group and add the devices you want to include in the group. Once you have created your groups, you can start monitoring your network. SolarWinds NPM provides you with a real-time view of your network performance, so you can quickly identify and resolve any issues.

Monitoring Your Network

SolarWinds NPM provides you with a number of different ways to monitor your network. The Dashboard is the main view of SolarWinds NPM and provides you with an overview of your network performance. The Dashboard includes a number of different widgets that you can use to monitor your network. The Map View is another way to monitor your network and provides you with a graphical view of your network. The Map View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. The Topology View is another graphical view of your network and shows you the relationships between your devices. The Topology View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. The Alerts View is used to monitor your network for potential issues. The Alerts View will show you any alerts that have been generated by SolarWinds NPM. The Reports View is used to generate reports on your network performance. The Reports View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. SolarWinds NPM also provides you with a number of different tools to help you troubleshoot your network. The Tools View provides you with a number of different tools that you can use to troubleshoot your network. The Tools View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. SolarWinds NPM also provides you with a number of different ways to view your network. The Network View is the main view of your network and shows you the status of your devices. The Network View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. The Traffic View is another way to view your network and shows you the traffic flowing through your network. The Traffic View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. The Events View is used to view the events that have occurred on your network. The Events View can be customized to show you the information you want to see.

Troubleshooting SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM provides you with a number of different tools to help you troubleshoot your network. The Tools View provides you with a number of different tools that you can use to troubleshoot your network. The Tools View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. SolarWinds NPM also provides you with a number of different ways to view your network. The Network View is the main view of your network and shows you the status of your devices. The Network View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. The Traffic View is another way to view your network and shows you the traffic flowing through your network. The Traffic View can be customized to show you the information you want to see. The Events View is used to view the events that have occurred on your network. The Events View can be customized to show you the information you want to see.

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