SolarWinds has announced version 10 of Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM), the company’s flagship product for network management and monitoring. As noted in the product release statement, this version boasts new features to manage the virtual data center with automated topology mapping, scheduled discovery and vSphere support.
“Orion NPM v10 highlights:
– ConnectNow Topology Mapping – Automatically display connections between devices on network maps.
– Virtual Data Center Monitoring – Monitor VMware vSphere, ESX 3.5 and ESXi hosts as well as underlying virtual machines. Automatically track VM performance through vMotion and virtualized Cisco Nexus 1000V switches.
– Automated Scheduled Network Discovery – Automate the ongoing discovery of new network elements, servers, and virtual infrastructure that are added to the network.
– Redesigned Point and Click Menu Navigation – Quickly get to information with a new user interface, complete with new module tabs, drop down lists, a notification bar and SolarWinds’ Orion blog featuring valuable product tips from the company’s product managers.
“SolarWinds’ flagship Orion family of IT management solutions offers IT professionals a comprehensive and easy-to-understand view of their network and applications’ performance from a single pane of glass. Starting with Orion NPM as the foundation, IT professionals can add additional Orion modules as needed to build an IT management system that fits most enterprises’ evolving needs – from configuration, to application performance, to network traffic performance. Users can view the real-time statistics and availability of their IT environment from any Web browser, providing a convenient way for administrators to stay in tune with their networks at any time, from anywhere.”