SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor

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  • Quick installation and calibration of SolarWinds Orion NPM
  • Develop attractive and informative network reports
  • Essential maintenance processes and best practices
  • Efficient network monitoring techniques
  • Create responsive and flexible alerts
  • Configure and manage Orion NPM so that it suits your network’s needs
  • Calibrate Syslog Server and SNMP Traps for best effect
  • Understand and monitor Virtual Server hosts and Hypervisors

Orion Network Performance Monitor is a scalable, easy-to-use, cost-effective network monitoring system that provides a complete overview of network environments by monitoring performance and availability. Orion NPM enables you to be proactive in detecting, diagnosing, and resolving network issues and outages and has the benefit of supporting hundreds of types of server, OS, and network vendors including Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Linux, Motorola, Brocade, Foundry, and more.

Orion NPM is a well-known product and is used by thousands of public and private companies, educational institutions, and government entities for network monitoring. In "SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor" you will learn how to install, implement, and manage Orion NPM to ensure you maintain an efficient, healthy, and performant network.

In this book you will start with an overview of the constituent features of Orion NPM. Leading you through installation and configuration this book will help you set up a flexible and dynamic monitoring solution.

With Orion NPM in place the book will then take you on a journey through essential Orion NPM and network monitoring concepts and practices. You will cover device management, learning how to use the Network Sonar Wizard, as well as adding devices manually.

Turning from novice to pro, you will then be introduced to the core of network monitoring with Orion NPM. You will learn about monitoring Windows and Linux solutions as well as Virtual Servers. You will then master wireless networks and virtual networks. You will then learn how to set up and edit alerts to make network monitoring more efficient and less time-consuming. You will also learn how to develop reports and network maps as well as essential administrative techniques.

  • Master wireless monitoring and the control of wireless access points
  • Learn how to respond quickly and efficiently to network issues with SolarWinds Orion NPM
  • Build impressive reports to effectively visualize issues, solutions, and the overall health of your network
Page Count 336
Course Length 10 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849688482
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2013


Joe Dissmeyer

Joe Dissmeyer has a strong background in enterprise-class software and IT systems which include VMware, Windows Server, Windows Desktop, Exchange Server, and Cisco. He holds multiple IT certifications and has an A.S. degree in Computer Information Science. Joe currently works as part of a team of network engineers for a company in central Florida. Prior to accepting this position, he was working as a Senior Technician for a healthcare provider, a Domain Administrator for a small college, and a Service Desk Specialist for a Fortune 100 company. Joe is well versed in server, desktop, and network administration. Aside from his full-time job, Joe is a managed service provider for a few small businesses in central Florida where he provides various remote and onsite IT consulting services. He volunteers his knowledge and skills by participating in the Microsoft Answers forums, the Spiceworks IT Professional Community, and frequently posts troubleshooting and tech articles on his website at Joe is an active member of his local community and shares the visual and audio setup responsibilities with his church's tech ministry team every week. Joe's specialties are the Windows desktop, Windows Server engineering, operating system deployment, network troubleshooting, and network administration. His biggest strength is that he has a deep understanding of how information technology systems work and how they affect a business. You can contact Joe through his website at, or via e-mail at