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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

  • Dates & prices
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SolarWinds NPM training course content

  • 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.

Learning path



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J. S. - Framestore CFC

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

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.