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WAN Optimization

This document provides step-by-step instructions for leveraging the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor to generate reports that track and validate wide area network (WAN) traffic optimization from WAN optimization appliances. For more information about configuring or managing your optimization appliance, see your appliance documentation.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor provides several WAN Optimization reports that make it easy to view traffic usage by bytes, packets, and % optimized before and after WAN appliance optimization. By following the configuration steps described within this document, you can view these Orion reports in minutes on the Orion Web Console.

You can also use the SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (SolarWinds NTA) module to view traffic flows throughout the network, including optimized WAN links. SolarWinds NTA allows you to view real-time and historical trending data by protocol, IP address, and application across different network links.