SolarWinds IP SLA Manager collects and monitors network performance by sending traffic over paths between sites that you define and that can be used to monitor and measure network latency. You define these network paths with your IP routing protocol.
Simple – A simple path contains one source node and only one destination node. The path can be tested bi-directionally.
Fully Meshed – A Fully Meshed path configuration connects every node you define over distinct paths to every other node selected.
Hub and Spoke – A Hub and Spoke path configuration allows you to designate specific nodes as hubs. Each hub is then connected to all other nodes, with paths representing spokes.
Custom – The Custom path configuration option allows you to define your own paths. All defined nodes are listed under this option, and expanding each node displays a list of all other nodes. Checkboxes allow you to define paths to best suit your monitoring requirements.
SolarWinds provides Report Writer as a quick and easy way for you to extract data from your database. Because IP SLA Manager is an integrated module of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), information that you collect about your IP SLA-capable network is easily presented in a variety of formats using Report Writer.
A number of predefined IP SLA-specific reports are available with your installation of IP SLA Manager. Report Writer also enables custom IP SLA report creation, as necessary, using criteria and conditions you choose. When you have finished editing your reports, you can view them through the IP SLA Manager web interface and print them with the click of a button.
A report scheduling tool sets up automatic email reports that you can send to individual users or groups of users.
Report Writer capabilities are further enhanced when you use them with the Custom Property Editor. Custom properties are available for report sorting and filtering.
Using Predefined IP SLA Reports - The following historical IP SLA reports are provided with IP SLA Manager installation:
DHCP – Displays the average round trip time, maximum round trip time, and total failed requests
DNS – Displays the average round trip time and maximum round trip time for DNS requests
FTP – Displays the average round trip time and maximum round trip time for FTP requests
HTTP – Displays the minimum and average round trip time for HTTP, DNS, and TCP Connect requests as well as the total failed requests
ICMP Echo – Displays the average round trip time and maximum round trip time for ICMP Echo requests
ICMP Path Echo – Displays the average round trip time and maximum round trip time hop-by-hop
ICMP Path Jitter – Displays the average MOS for operations defined on your network between listed
source and destination sites hop-by-hop
TCP Connect – Displays the average round trip time and maximum round Connect requests
UDP Echo – Displays the average round trip time and maximum round Echo requests
UDP Jitter - This Month – Displays the average MOS for operations defined on your network between listed source and destination sites
Monitor bandwidth use by application, protocol, and IP address group.
Analyze network traffic patterns over months, days, or minutes by drilling down into any network element.
PerfStack™ cross-stack network data correlation.