Solution:Network Mapping Software - Network Performance Monitor

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Network Performance Monitor

Powerful Network Fault & Availability Management

  • Simplifies detection, diagnosis, & resolution of network issues – before outages occur
  • Tracks response time, availability, & uptime of routers, switches, & other SNMP-enabled devices
  • Shows performance statistics in real time via dynamic, drillable network maps
  • Includes out-of-the-box dashboards, alerts, reports, & expert guidance on what to monitor & how
  • Automatically discovers SNMP-enabled network devices & typically deploys in less than an hour

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Network Device Mapping (Topology Diagrams) Capabilities

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Display device connections on a dynamic map automatically

  • Discover and display connections among devices on your network maps automatically, including in a network diagram
  • Schedule network discovery to scan your network periodically
  • Create nested network maps and drill into more granular views
  • View your network logically by floor, building, department, or geographic location
  • Create custom network maps remotely from your desktop with drag-and-drop simplicity

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor’s (NPM) built-in Network Atlas™ allows you to view your network pictorially and track performance statistics visually in real time via dynamic network maps. You can even automatically display the connections between network devices on your maps. Choose from several built-in geographic map templates or import a logical image of your own network based on floor, building, department, or a larger geographic location. You can also nest multiple network maps to provide drill-down capabilities.


Drag and drop devices into their appropriate locations on the network diagram so that you can view the health of all network devices at a specific location. Then, automatically discover and display the connections between your devices automatically. Network Atlas enables you to create your network map locally on your desktop and then export the map to SolarWinds NPM and automatically update the current status of the added nodes.


SolarWinds NPM can also display specific network maps (and specific types of network information indicated on those maps) based on the viewer's authorization level or responsibility for particular regions of the network. For example, if a device falls within a particular subnet that a user is not authorized to access, then that user's map view will not go into alert condition, as the device is outside the scope of authorization. SolarWinds NPM’s integration with OpenStreetMaps allows you to drill down right from the world map to the device status. In addition, the new network Weather Map allows you to view Layer 2 link utilization between network devices in real time.

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Discover and add network devices automatically

  • Discover network devices automatically with Network Sonar Discovery
  • Discover and add individual objects for monitoring with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor’s (NPM) Web Node Management
  • Import devices from a seed file

SolarWinds NPM provides different options for discovery and import of objects for monitoring. The method recommended mainly depends on the number of devices you want to add.

Discovery Central
Discovery Central provides a centralized overview of the types and number of network objects you are monitoring with your currently-installed SolarWinds products. The Discovery Central view is subdivided into sections corresponding to the SolarWinds products you have installed. The Network Discovery section displays for all node-based products.



Interface Discovery
The Interface Discovery section provides the number of interfaces on which you can monitor network traffic. To discover interfaces on your network, simply discover or add the parent node and SolarWinds automatically discovers any and all interfaces on the designated parent node.



Network Discovery Using the Network Sonar Wizard
The easy-to-use Network Sonar Wizard directs you in the discovery of objects for monitoring on your network and provides the number of nodes and volumes that are currently monitored. The Network Sonar Wizard recognizes network devices that are already in your SolarWinds database and prevents you from importing duplicate devices.

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Map and manage network devices

  • Perform detailed monitoring and analysis of performance data from routers, switches, servers, and other SNMP- or WMI-enabled devices
  • Discover network devices and show performance statistics in real time via dynamic network maps
  • Use out-of-the-box dashboards, alerts, reports, and best-practice thresholds

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitoring Highlights:


Comprehensive Network Performance Monitoring for Multi-Vendor Networks

  • Monitors, tracks the up/down status, and analyzes real-time, in-depth, network performance statistics for routers, switches, wireless access points, servers, and any other SNMP- or WMI-enabled device
  • Provides intuitive user interface to get device-by-device, drill-down, and detailed system information on network devices, servers, virtual machines, or virtual or Fibre Channel switches

Intelligent Network Alerting

  • Allows you to view the status of your core IT services and data center quickly through refined alerting that dynamically groups related systems and devices
  • Delivers alerts on real issues by enabling advanced network alerting dependencies for correlated events, sustained conditions, and complex combinations of device states

Automated Network Discovery & Mapping

  • Periodically scans your network for changes and prompts you to monitor new devices
  • Displays your network pictorially in a diagram and enables you to track performance statistics visually in real time via dynamic network maps

Robust Network Reports

  • Provides customizable, out-of-the-box reports that deliver insight into the health of your network
  • Shares performance data with stakeholders who don’t have a SolarWinds NPM login by scheduling and exporting reports to a PDF format

Scalable, Extensible, and Easy-to-Deploy

  • Enables you to buy just what you need when your business needs it with modular design and flexible licensing model
  • Scales to accommodate growth and enterprise network management needs
  • Works with other SolarWinds products to extend management capabilities to NetFlow traffic analysis, IP SLA WAN and VoIP monitoring, IP address management, network configuration management, user device tracking, and application and server performance
  • Deploys in less than an hour with do-it-yourself deployment—no expensive consultants required
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Network Device Mapping (Topology Diagrams) with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

Need more control over network device mapping and creating topology diagrams? Our Network Performance Monitor delivers affordable, easy-to-use tools to help with network device mapping and creating topology diagrams. Download a free, fully-functional trial and in less than an hour, you can have your network mapped and easy-to-read topology diagrams created.

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