Documentation forWeb Performance Monitor

Orion Platform features available in WPM

The Orion Platform is at the core of the SolarWinds IT Management Portfolio. It provides a stable and scalable architecture that includes data collection, processing, storage, and presentation. It also offers common features such as user accounts, views, dashboards, and alerting that you can use across all Orion Platform products, as summarized here.

SolarWinds recommends using the latest version of WPM and the Orion Platform, including hotfixes and service releases. For more tips, see Secure Configuration for the Orion Platform.

Orion Platform basics

Log into WPM in a web browser to open the Orion Web Console, which includes dashboards, views (individual pages) and widgets (informational blocks that make up views). For a quick overview, watch Navigating the Web Console (4:41).

Manage Orion accounts to set user rights, reset passwords, limit access to network segments, and enable authentication with Active Directory.

Review Events to find out what is going on in your environment.

Get alerts about issues in your environment and generate reports.

Use AppStack™ with WPM to drill down into applications, transactions, steps, and more.

Review Performance Analysis (PerfStack™) dashboards to troubleshoot web performance issues. See Use PerfStack with WPM and SAM for tips.

View steps, transactions, and WPM Player locations in Orion Maps.

Customize your WPM environment

Customize dashboards, views, and charts in the Orion Web Console. Specify what users can see on dashboards and views.

Set up widgets to show the data you want in the way most useful to you.

Use custom properties for WPM transactions.

Create groups and dependencies to organize how monitored data is presented in the Orion Web Console. If you also use SAM, you can set up dependencies between transactions and applications or nodes.

Set thresholds for monitored metrics. Customize general thresholds or use baselines.

Expand the Orion Platform functionality or scale your deployment

Use SolarWinds High Availability to provide failover protection for your environment.

Need to scale your deployment? See Scalability Engine Guidelines.

See Optimize and scale Orion Platform products for tips about configuring your deployment.

Maintain the SolarWinds Orion database and use the Active Diagnostics tool.

To learn more about common features, see the Orion Platform Administrator Guide.