Documentation forWeb Performance Monitor

Get started with WPM

After installing WPM on the Orion server, use this guide to finish setting up WPM so you can begin monitoring web and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications in your environment.

  • Get started. Learn how WPM operates and see an example of how to use it.
  • Set up. Log into WPM and adjust Orion account permissions for WPM users.
  • Deploy. Add Web Transaction Recorders and WPM Players to remote machines.

Who this guide is for

New WPM users Existing WPM users

This guide is the best place to start WPM. When finished, go to the WPM Administrator Guide.

Make sure you're using the latest WPM tools. See Deploy WPM to remote systems.

Existing customers: Access your licensed software from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. If you need implementation help, contact Customer Support. See Working with Support to learn how to open a support case with the correct level of visibility.

Evaluators: To test drive WPM, download a free 30-day trial here. It includes all available features, functional for 30 days. After the evaluation period, you can easily convert your evaluation license to a production license by obtaining and applying a license key. For assistance during evaluation, contact

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