Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Public Training Class

This 4 (half) day class provides students with the opportunity to discover the network monitoring, alerting, and reporting features of SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor.

The class is offered over 4 consecutive (half) days, and covers all Orion Core functionality and features provided.

Students will be able to take what they learn daily and immediately relate it to their production environments.

This class provides students with a hands on opportunity to familiarize themselves with the SolarWinds Orion platform as well as all the knowledge required to install, configure and tailor Orion and its modules to build a complete network monitoring and health check system.

Students gain experience building maps in Orion Maps and learn best practices for presenting Orion data visually in maps for both business application status and geographic mapping.

Students gain experience creating and modifying properties, groups, dependencies, views and custom pollers. Discussion topics include best practices for creating and managing views. Additionally, the Custom Poller training covers SNMP fundamentals of understanding MIBs, OIDs and presenting Custom Poller data in the Orion Web Console.

The 4 (half) days will cover the following topics.

Understanding Orion NPM Server Prerequisites
  • IIS & SQL Server Verifications
Using the Orion NPM Web Console
  • Populating the Orion NPM Node Database
    • Network Discovery
    • Adding and Removing Nodes
    • Editing Nodes
    • Understanding Node Grouping
  • Creating & Managing Web Console Users
    • Defining View Limitations
  • Working with Monitoring Protocols
  • Working with Database Retention & Database Maintenance in NPM
Orion Network Mapping
  • Network Atlas vs Orion Maps
Orion NPM built-in tools
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Poller Management
    • Universal Device Poller
    • Device Studio Poller
    • Poller Settings
  • Working with Custom Properties, Groups, & Dependencies
  • Perfstack
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Network Insight
  • Reporting and Alerting

Meet the Instructor

Lorenzo Brizeño

Lorenzo Brizeño has spent more than 29 years in the IT industry—10 of those with SolarWinds, in technical support initially, and then moving on to become a sales engineer. In 2019, he moved with his family to Cedar Park, TX, and joined Loop1 as a technical trainer, deciding to put to good use his talent for spreading knowledge.

Lorenzo’s background in teaching is varied, from instructing individuals in Salsa dance, to teaching IT professionals how to make practical use of software in their environment. He has a total of 12 years in instructional training and is continually searching for new ways to help impart that knowledge in an effective and enjoyable way. Lorenzo currently holds 5 SCP’s—plus he is actively working toward his sixth.

In his spare time, Lorenzo enjoys catching up on the latest football stats, traveling as often as he can, dancing with his wife, and watching his daughter grow and change daily.

Marcus Jacomb

Marcus Jacomb is a Field Systems Engineer at Loop1 in Cork, Ireland—providing remote and onsite support consultancy across all SolarWinds IT network management and monitoring tools. He has a vast amount of experience in working with clients of varying sizes and across a range of industry sectors, assisting with their SolarWinds deployments. This includes installation services, configuration, consulting, troubleshooting, system design, support, and training provision.

Marcus is an enthusiastic, outgoing, self-driven and professional individual who thrives on new, exciting challenges and hard work. He has achieved all available SolarWinds certifications and plans to continue to learn and certify as new exams become available.

Mike Nichol is a Client Solutions Architect at Loop1 in Australia. Mike has been with Loop1 for 2 years, working extensively with the SolarWinds network management products, incl. NPM, NCM, NTA, VNQM, SAM, EOC, IPAM, and Syslog. He also has a vast amount of experience working with Cisco collaboration and cloud solutions and Microsoft technologies.

Prior to joining Loop1, Mike spent 14 years at Telstra Corporation, designing, costing, and implementing corporate networking solutions, with a focus on network infrastructure, server and storage, telecommunications and collaboration, teleconferencing and user computing.

In his spare time, Mike loves to travel and particularly enjoys immersing himself in different cultures—he recently spent time volunteering at a school in Indonesia while on a business trip to Jakarta, and very much hopes to have the opportunity to do this again

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