- Release Notes
- Install or upgrade
- NPM Installation and Upgrade Guide
- SolarWinds Orion Installer
- Migration Guide
- NPM Legacy Installation Guide
- Legacy NPM installation preflight checklist
- Requirements for installing a legacy version of NPM
- Prepare the Orion database for a installing a legacy version of NPM
- Install a licensed legacy version of NPM
- Integrate a legacy version of NPM with an existing Orion Platform product
- Install a legacy version of NPM with SolarWinds High Availability
- Install an evaluation copy of a legacy version of NPM
- Steps to take after a legacy verion of NPM is installed
- NPM Legacy Upgrade Guide
- Get Started
- NPM Getting Started Guide
- Get started with NPM
- What should I monitor with NPM?
- Discover your network with NPM
- Add discovered devices to NPM
- Plan to scale NPM monitoring
- Navigate SolarWinds NPM
- Identify and troubleshoot a node that has a problem with NPM
- Identify and troubleshoot an interface that has a problem with NPM
- How alerts work in NPM
- Work with preconfigured alerts in NPM
- How reports work in NPM
- Customize views, alerts, and reports in NPM
- Why use custom properties in NPM?
- Create a custom property for nodes in NPM
- Create a custom group in NPM
- Create a custom summary view and add widgets in NPM
- Add the custom summary view to My Dashboards in NPM
- Edit the custom summary view in NPM
- Customize the Custom Table widget in NPM
- Create a Network Atlas map for the custom group
- Add the Network Atlas map into the Orion Web Console
- Create a NOC view for the custom view
- Create a custom report showing availability of devices in the last 30 days
- Create a custom alert notifying the team that critical nodes are not up
- Beyond getting started with NPM
- NPM Administrator Guide
- Welcome to the NPM Administrator Guide
- Manage interfaces in the Orion Web Console
- Monitor capacity usage trends on the network and forecast capacity issues
- Discover your network paths
- Monitor Cisco ACI devices
- Monitor Cisco ASA firewalls
- Monitor Cisco Nexus devices
- Monitor Cisco SwitchStacks
- Monitor Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS)
- Network Insight for F5® BIG-IP® load balancers
- Monitor wireless networks
- Migrate data from the Wireless Networks Module
- View wireless data in the
- Monitor Meraki infrastructure
- Create wireless heat maps
- Display wireless heat maps in the
- Monitor EnergyWise devices
- Set SolarWinds NPM thresholds
- Create custom monitors
- Management Information Base (MIB)
- Monitor custom statistics with Universal Device Pollers
- Define a custom statistic to monitor
- Select nodes or interfaces to poll a custom statistic
- Transform poller results
- Create pollers by duplicating and adjusting pollers
- Import UnDP pollers
- Export UnDP pollers
- Temporarily suspend collecting statistics for pollers
- Define UnDP Warning and Critical thresholds
- View Universal Device Poller statistics
- View UnDP status on maps
- Assign Universal Device Pollers (UnDPs) to monitored devices
- Cannot find OIDs? Update the SolarWinds MIB Database
- Manage unique devices on the network with Device Studio
- Device Studio technologies
- Create pollers in Device Studio
- Test Device Studio pollers
- Monitor devices using thwack community pollers
- Why is Orion unable to connect to thwack?
- Assign Device Studio pollers to monitored devices
- Scan monitored objects to verify the match of OIDs
- Integrate an Orion Platform product with ServiceNow
- Troubleshoot network issues with PerfStack
- NPM third party software list
View a network path in NPM
This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:
NAM — NCM — NOM — NPM — NTA
- Click My Dashboards > Network > NetPath Services. This view displays a list of created network services.
- Expand a service, and click one of the associated probes to see the network path from that probe to the expanded service.
The source is on the left and the destination is on the right. The network path is everything in the middle.
Use the controls in the upper left to change the zoom, detail levels of the path, and the amount of information displayed. You can also use your mouse to pan and zoom.
Objects in the network path include nodes, connections, and interfaces. Point to an object for a summary, and click it for details.
NetPath™ groups nodes into networks represented as larger circles. In the example below, the path goes through two (2) nodes in T-Mobile's network and 38 (38) nodes in Google’s network.
Click the network to show the nodes that comprise it, and click the X on the Expanded filter to collapse it.
The node information is cumulative from the source to that node. When you point to or click a node, the displayed metrics answer the question, “what is the performance between the source, along the path, up to this node?”
A connection between nodes shows latency and packet loss between its two nodes. When you point to or click a link, the displayed metrics answer the question, “what is the performance of this specific link?”
A dotted line illustrates a broken connection to a host that is unreachable. This means that traffic reached the green node, is destined for the endpoint connected with the dashed line, but does not make it.
Use the green, yellow, and red color coding to identify the nodes and connections that may be performing poorly and affecting the end-to-end connection. If you confirm that a service provider is responsible for the outage, you can contact them to resolve the issue.
The chart on the bottom shows metrics for the end-to-end performance. Select an interval to see the network path and its performance that resulted in that end-to-end performance.
Think of this as your network time machine. You can compare performance metrics from today or a previous time.
Available actions in the path history
- Click a bar in the chart to load the network path from that date and time.
- Click the single arrows, or press the Left and Right Arrow keys, to move one interval at a time.
- Click the double arrows to move to the beginning or the end of the displayed history window.
- Drag the bottom slider to change the history window.
- Click Path History to show or hide Latency and Packet Loss in the chart.