Network Device Scanning

Monitor, discover, map, and scan for network devices
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Easily accomplish device scanning with automatic network device discovery

Network device scanning is an essential part of network performance monitoring. SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is built to simplify discovering and scanning devices on your network thanks to its built-in Network Sonar Wizard. The tool’s automatic scanning can be especially beneficial in large and dynamic networks with equipment from multiple vendors. 

To discover devices, provide a list of IP addresses, ranges, or subnets along with SNMP credentials and let the NPM Network Sonar Wizard automatically discover and scan the network for devices. You can choose to run the network discovery tool once or schedule regular discoveries to identify newly added devices.

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Map network topology for better visualization

Creating a quality, updated network map is important for maintaining visibility into your network and devices. But the larger and more dynamic the network, the more difficult it can be to keep an up-to-date network topology map. 

Using NPM, you can easily create custom dynamic network maps. They can be updated automatically whenever new devices are added, or old ones are removed. NPM also makes it easier to display device performance metrics right on the map to enhance network visualizations.

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Monitor device fault, availability, and performance

Once you've discovered and mapped your network with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, you can begin monitoring fault, availability, and performance for the devices on your network. NPM is designed to automatically scan and poll the MIBs on your network devices to obtain critical performance metrics. The tool then displays this information in easy-to-use, fully customizable dashboards and charts.

If performance metrics exceed set thresholds, NPM can send intelligent, topology-aware network alerts to allow you to quickly act and resolve problems before there are major effects. With NPM, you can more easily ensure the availability and performance of your network to deliver business-critical applications and services to your users.

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Elevate network device scanning with automated path mapping

Maintaining network performance is about more than just discovering the devices on your network. It involves understanding how they’re functioning and where there might be issues interfering with uptime. 

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor can make maintaining network performance easier with NetPath™, which can help you identify issues with network paths more quickly by creating a map. This map has a hop-by-hop analysis with performance, traffic, and configuration details to help you better understand what infrastructure is responsible for slowdowns and outages.

With NetPath, you can answer the following key performance questions: 

  • Are the paths to users or key applications down? 
  • How well is the network delivering apps to users? 
  • Where is there a network problem, and what’s causing the issue?
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Get deeper insight into your devices by using an analysis tool

If your scanned and found network devices have problems, you can identify and fix them faster with PerfStack™, a performance analysis dashboard that allows you to chart disparate data metrics into a single interface. You'll improve your troubleshooting capabilities with cross-stack IT data correlation:

  • Unify data types: Drag and drop features allow you to compare performance metrics from multiple sources and data types side-by-side.
  • Combine timelines: See your data from multiple entities on a unified timeline.
  • Achieve collaboration: Collaborate across functional teams and easily share your data analysis among network, application, and storage.
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"SolarWinds greatly helps us ensure that potential network issues are resolved before they affect service delivery which goes a long way to justifying the investment."

Phil Rogers

Head of Networks

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Automatically discover and scan network devices

Network Performance Monitor

  • Comprehensive fault monitoring and performance management for your network.
  • Create custom topology maps to get to the root cause of problems faster
  • Hop-by-hop analysis of cloud or on-prem applications or services.

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NPM, an Orion module, is built on the SolarWinds Platform

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