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

Bill Fitzpatrick Chief Executive Officer Loop1
Bill Fitzpatrick

As a founding member of Loop1 and current Chairman and CEO, Bill has recently stepped back into the classroom to lead the SolarWinds training practice he established some ten years ago at Loop1. A natural instructor and self-proclaimed geek at heart, Bill has a passion for helping others with technology, and in particular, for translating technical concepts into plain English. He started his career as a network engineer and has been working with SolarWinds tools since 2000. He currently holds 5 SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP) certifications (NPM, NCM, NTA, SAM, and A&D).

Darryl Drinkwater

Darryl has spent the whole of his working career focused on the Management and Monitoring of IT Systems and networks, often within secured environments. He has been working with SolarWinds software for more than 20 years, and currently holds all 8 available SCP’s, as well as being a SolarWinds Channel Champion.

Darryl has a background in training and development, with a post-graduate award from Cambridge University and a Fellowship from the Learning & Performance Institute. He has an evangelists zeal for implementing consistent, accurate and effective system monitoring following ITIL guidelines.

A typical week for Darryl consists of 50% end-user training and 50% consultancy provision for clients of all sizes and across all industry sectors. Darryl is a frequent participant and invited speaker at trade shows and conferences.

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