SolarWinds Adds SDN Monitoring Support
December 04, 2018
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SolarWinds announced a broad refresh to its market-leading network management portfolio, as well as key enhancements to the Orion Platform. Designed to address the increasing adoption of SDN technology — Cisco ACI in particular — SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor helps customers monitor logical components of their SDN environment, including APICs, tenants, application profiles, endpoint groups, and physical entities.

“Customers are sampling SDN in their dev-test environments, but with the maturation of the technology, we’re seeing wider use by customers within their production environments,” said Christoph Pfister, EVP of Products, SolarWinds. “Our users need comprehensive visibility into both the physical and logical networks. These latest updates are a direct reflection of our continued commitment to our user community and to their businesses — all priced to be within reach for most companies and service providers.”

The latest SolarWinds product refresh also brings advancements to SolarWinds anomaly detection capabilities — expanding alerts for unexpected behavior in the infrastructure, enhancing configuration baselines to help prevent config drift, and improving PerfStack dashboards for cross-stack troubleshooting. Added support for Infoblox extends administrator visibility into network operations, with the ability to monitor Infoblox DHCP and DNS services in a centralized dashboard.

The updates featured in the latest SolarWinds network management portfolio release are designed to be deployed easily and rapidly, with an improved and centrally-managed upgrade process.

- Network Performance Monitor (NPM) 12.4 – Incorporates support for Cisco ACI to help users monitor the health of their Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) deployment.

- Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.9 – Introduces the ability to define and apply multi-device baselines or config snippets to any network node, and is designed to enhance the ability to quickly identify configuration drift and adhere to corporate configuration standards.

- NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 4.5 – Expanded alerting can help users act quickly if application traffic suddenly increases or decreases, as well as help speed resolution if a device stops sending flow data.

- IP Address Manager (IPAM) 4.8 – Adds support for Infoblox to help users to monitor DHCP and DNS services in a centralized dashboard.

The Orion Platform is a modular and scalable architecture delivering powerful network, infrastructure, and application monitoring and management capabilities across on-premises, hosted, and public cloud environments. The common framework combines a web-based dashboard, centralized user management, unified alerting and reporting, and consolidated metrics — enhancing collaboration between teams. In addition to the PerfStack dashboard improvements and centralized upgrades, the latest release of the Orion Platform also adds SAML authentication support, enabling Single Sign On (SSO) to the Orion Web Console.

The SolarWinds network management portfolio updates are available immediately.

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