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SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor by Joe Dissmeyer

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Orion NPM licensing

Orion NPM has a flexible licensing model and is licensed by the highest number of the following elements:

  • Nodes
  • Interfaces
  • Volumes

An interface element is some type of primary point of contact with the network. Switch ports, Serial Ports, VLANs, Port Channels, and both physical and virtual network interface cards (NICs) are all classified as interfaces.

A node is a physical or virtual network device that can be managed. Switches, routers, physical servers, virtual servers, virtual server hosts (VMware, Xen, and so on), firewalls, wireless access points, wireless controllers, and other types of physical network devices are all classified as node elements in Orion NPM. For example, one wireless access point monitored by SNMP would ...

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