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SolarWinds NPM for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

SolarWinds NPM training course description

A hands on course providing a solid foundation on network management using SolarWinds. The course specifically focusses on SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor. The course starts with configuring agents and device discovery, onto exploiting SNMP with SolarWinds and then Alerts, reports and customisation of menus, views and maps.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Discover devices using Solarwinds.
  • Use Solarwinds.
  • Poll and monitor devices using Solarwinds.
  • Create Alarms and reports.
  • Diagnose faults using Solarwinds.

SolarWinds NPM training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Solarwinds.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

SolarWinds NPM training course contents


Getting started with Solarwinds
What is SolarWinds, Products, ICMP, WMI, SNMP. Installing Solarwinds.
Hands on: Connecting to SolarWinds, configuring users and groups, using SolarWinds.

Device discovery with SolarWinds
Manual discovery, automatic discovery, controlling IP discovery, polling, thresholds.
Hands on: Adding ICMP only, SNMP and WMI nodes. dependencies, groups.

Agents
Configuring Cisco devices for SNMP support, communities, traps, syslog. MIBs, SNMPv3, obtaining MIB information. Universal device poller.
Hands on: MIB browser, MIB walking, syslog. Message center.

Using SolarWinds
The home page, Views, changing views, adding views.
Hands on: Views and menu customisation. Server monitoring.

Alerts Filters, acknowledgements, notes. Basic alert configuration, Advanced alert configuration.
Hands on: Configuring alerts.

Reports
Creating reports, on demand reports, scheduled reports, customising reports, adding reports to views. Standard reports.
Hands on: Performance reports. Graphs.

Maps Orion Network Atlas, the background, adding objects, connect now, applying to views.
Hands on: Customising a map.

Administration
Backups, the database.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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