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Getting Started with SolarWinds NPM

Getting Started with SolarWinds NPM



For more information on NPM visit: http://www.solarwinds.com/network-performance-monitor.aspx ...

For more information on NPM visit: http://www.solarwinds.com/network-performance-monitor.aspx

This webast covers the basics of monitoring technologies including understanding monitoring for routers, switches, servers, and other infrastructure. Learn how to make the most out of your performance and availability monitoring while optimizing NPM features. This class is most beneficial to new users of SolarWinds NPM.



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Getting Started with SolarWinds NPM Getting Started with SolarWinds NPM Presentation Transcript

  • SolarWinds ® Network Performance Monitor ™ April 5, 2012Copyright © 2012, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Today’s SessionHosts Andy McBride – Support Specialist Jason Ferree – Technical Support SupervisorChat Hosts – Jamie Kellerstrass Steve AudetteProducer - Catherine Jackson ® Are you Certified?
  • A Few Notes about Today’s Session Today’s content will mostly be live feature use!  We only have an hour Ask questions!!!  Don’t be afraid to ask deeper questions  Don’t wait until the end – ask away Today’s session is being recorded  Recorded session on SolarWinds.com  Slides available on slideshare.com
  • Agenda Introductions & Housekeeping Polling Versus Listening Protocols Exploring Device Types The Top 5 Features You should Know About!  Using Discovery Features  Adding New Device Types  Alerts and Reports Overview  Using thwack.com and NPM Best practices for your SQL Server® Summary and Q&A
  • Polling and Listening Protocols Polling – SNMP Example 1- SNMP Request Typically Scheduled 2- SNMP Reply Listening – SNMP Trap Example Ad-hoc 1- NPM Reserves 2- Network Device a Port for Traps Sends Trap When Event Occurs
  • Exploring Device Types Make Sure You Are Monitoring All You Can! Vendor Depth Technology Depth • Routers & Switches • Servers • Wireless • Fibre Channel • UCS • VSANs • Cisco EnergyWise™ • VMware®
  • Using Discovery Features Discovery Central!
  • Polling New Device Types or new OIDs Universal Device Poller (UnDP)  Add devices such as environmental sensors  Includes a wizard and a MIB browser
  • Using thwack.com and NPM Content Exchange - Custom Poller, Reports, or Other Customizations.
  • Alerts and Reports Overview Use Advanced Alerts Using Groups and Dependencies Will Help Simplify Many Alerts Many OoB Alerts and Reports – Use as-is or Customize to fit Alert when the following occurs: Site A WAN Group Status = Down If WAN group status = down, all child nodes are set to status = unreachable
  • Using thwack.com and NPM NPM Forums – NPM, NPM Feature Requests, Alert Lab, Report Lab. Content Exchange! Don’t Reinvent the Wheel. A good, quick way to find “How to” type Answers. Earn Points by Participating. Become an MVP, Alert Guru, Report Guru or more!
  • Best Practices for Your SQL Server Dedicated Server  For a large DB and NetFlow…  Use 64 bit with as much RAM as you can  Try RAMDisk™  Directly attached storage if you can  SAN should not be read-optimized  Always use RAID 10 – the more spindles the better  Use 15,000 RPM if possible  Check SQL write disk queue length – should be about the same as the number of spindles you are using.
  • Additional ResourcesThwack Forumshttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/network-management_tht/orion-network-performance-monitor Support Sitehttp://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/orion/orionDoc.aspxSolarWinds Knowledge Basehttp://knowledgebase.solarwinds.com/kb/Product Landing Pagehttp://www.solarwinds.com/products/network-management/network-performance-monitor.aspx www.solarwinds.com
  • Wrap-UpThank you for attending!To learn more or to download free 30-daytrials of SolarWinds products visit:www.solarwinds.comContact informationheadgeek@solarwinds.comtwitter: sw_headgeekBlog: http://solarwinds.com/geekP.S. Remember to renew your maintenance!!! Copyright © 2012, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.