What's New in Network Performance Monitor

NEW in v12! June 7, 2016

Network Monitoring for Every Node, Every Path, and Every Network

Hop-by-hop analysis along critical paths

View performance, traffic, and configuration details of devices and applications that are on-premises, in the cloud, or across hybrid environments with NetPath™.

Video: Analyze your critical paths with NetPath

Comprehensive monitoring of F5® BIG-IP® family of products

Visualize and gain insight into the health and performance of your F5 application delivery controllers.

Video: Intro to F5 monitoring

New and improved user interface

Designed to improve ease of use and simplify navigation, NPM 12 includes a modernized and refreshed user interface.

Video: SolarWinds Orion® Platform Training: New Navigation

ServiceNow integration

Automated ServiceNow incident creation, update, and closure out of the box.

Learn more ServiceNow Solution Brief

How to upgrade

To upgrade, visit your Customer Portal, download version 12.0, and follow the wizard. Learn more with the Upgrade Guide.

Download the upgrade software

v11.5 February 24, 2015

NPM v11.5 adds advanced network mapping, intelligent alerting, automated capacity forecasting, and network traffic packet analysis.

  • Dynamic wireless network discovery and mapping
  • Customizable topology and dependency-aware intelligent alerts
  • Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting
  • Automatic identification for over 1200 applications with packet analysis

v11.0 August 5, 2014

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor v11 adds Deep Packet Inspection and Quality of Experience Dashboard.

v10.7 March 4, 2014

NPM adds Statistical Network Thresholds, VLAN information, Custom Poller Packages, Network Map Enhancements, Advanced Route Monitoring and additional native support for Wireless Polling.

  • Statistical Network Baselines
    • Calculate thresholds from baseline data to ensure an accurate alerting mechanism
  • VLAN information
    • Get VLAN information on L2 to avoid manually creating VLAN port charts
  • Custom Poller Packages
    • Create and manage custom poller packages for unique devices within the Web interface
  • Network Map Enhancements
    • View Layer 2 link utilization between network devices in real time
  • Advanced Route Monitoring
    • New VRF support in Route Monitoring. Additional support for OSPF v3 & EIGRP
  • Native support for Ruckus® and Motorola® Wireless


NPM adds Web-based reporting, OpenStreetMaps, and the ability to add Universal Device Pollers (UnDPs) to maps.

  • Web-based reporting with custom charts and tables
  • Show objects on custom locations and map styles with
  • OpenStreetMap integration
  • View custom poller values on network maps