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SCP-NPM SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Exam Questions and Answers

Questions 4

You want to create an Orion Map that shows the connections between your on-site devices and your servers in the Cloud. You can see the connections between all of the devices on site, but do not have visibility to the connections to your cloud servers.

How do you resolve this?

Options:

A.

Manually configure connections between onsite and cloud resources in Orion Maps

B.

Switch to SNMP polling for all devices to show the connections between on site and cloud resources

C.

Increase the polling intervals between Orion and the cloud servers

D.

Open additional firewall ports between the cloud servers and the on-site devices

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Questions 5

Capacity planning is available for which metrics?

Options:

A.

Up/Down, Packet Loss, and Latency

B.

Response Time, Interface, and Volume Utilization

C.

CPU, Memory, and Interface

D.

Hardware Health

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Questions 6

You configured devices to send SNMP traps to NPM, but do not see the messages in the Orion Web Console. You verified that the firewall ports are open and the devices are correctly configured.

What can you verify to troubleshoot the cause?

Options:

A.

Verify you configured the SNMP Traps view in the Orion Web Console

B.

Verify that you have the SNMP Trap module installed for NPM

C.

Verify the SNMP trap service is running

D.

Verify you use Log Analyzer to view traps

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Questions 7

How can you quickly generate a report in NPM to show the top 50 interfaces by percent utilization?

Options:

A.

Create a web-based report and filter the data to restrict to the top 50 interfaces

B.

Copy a similar default report and edit it for different time-frames

C.

Copy a similar default report and edit it for the top 50 interfaces

D.

Create an advanced SQL query report

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Questions 8

You inherit an environment with NPM and begin to receive High Traffic Utilization alerts from interfaces. When you view the alert, the issue is resolved. How do you modify NPM to receive fewer false alerts?

Options:

A.

Configure the alert so that it triggers only when traffic utilization remains high for a sustained period

B.

Configure the alert so that it resets only when traffic utilization remains high for a sustained period

C.

Increase the status polling frequency on the problematic interfaces

D.

Increase the statistics polling frequency on the problematic interfaces

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Questions 9

The finance department asks to view select reports from NPM. Because of compliance policies, you cannot create accounts in the Web Console for users outside of the IT department. How do you allow the finance department to view reports without a user account?

Options:

A.

Create a DirectLink account in the Web Console

B.

Enable the Guest account

C.

Create a service account for Finance

D.

Enable the Link only option on the report

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Questions 10

You’re troubleshooting a complex network issue and need to build a comparison of several metrics across multiple devices and SolarWinds products to identify the problem. What feature can you use?

Options:

A.

PerfStack

B.

Network Insight

C.

NetPath

D.

AppStack

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Questions 11

When a router monitored by NPM reboots, the interface indexes statuses change to unknown in NPM. What do you do after you remove the unknown interfaces?

Options:

A.

Update the NPM internal ID numbers

B.

Manually update the interface indexes

C.

Rum a list of resources on that node and add the interfaces with the updated index IDs

D.

Run the Configuration Wizard to update the interface indexes

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Questions 12

You deploy a new router on your network. What should you do to ensure NPM correctly interprets SNMP traps from the device?

Options:

A.

Verify that NPM is using the correct SNMP community strings

B.

Contact the router vendor fora firmware update

C.

Update the MIB database

D.

Review your firewall rules to ensure the traps are not blocked

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Questions 13

What can you use to retrieve a single value in SNMP? (Choose all that apply.)

Options:

A.

GET VALUE

B.

GET NEXT

C.

GET TABLE

D.

GET

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Questions 14

For any node you monitor, you can use Network Discovery to automatically add child volumes or interfaces for monitoring.

Options:

A.

TRUE

B.

FALSE

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Questions 15

You have two groups of users – one in Sydney and one in Perth. How do you limit the users within the Orion Platform so they only have access to the devices in their location?

Options:

A.

Group devices into geographical Orion groups and use single group Account limitations to limit user access

B.

Configure Network Atlas to show only devices in their geographical location

C.

Use the Orion Service Manager to limit user access to nodes only in their location

D.

Configure the Orion Web Console settings to show only devices in the user’s geographical location

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Questions 16

The Universal Device Poller retrieves management data in which format?

Options:

A.

OID

B.

WMI

C.

XML

D.

ANSI 1

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Questions 17

Which is the best way to monitor an SNMP metric that NPM is not monitoring out-of-the-box?

Options:

A.

Create a custom poller

B.

Node Management utility

C.

Update the SolarWinds MIB database

D.

Enable CLI polling

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Questions 18

You want to create a custom poller for a device. When you select the OID you get an “OID not supported” error. What does this mean?

Options:

A.

The SNMP string that you used is incorrect

B.

The SNMP agent on the device does not report on this OID

C.

This OID requires the read/write community string

D.

Your firewall is blocking SNMP requests

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Questions 19

How does NPM calculate capacity usage trends?

Options:

A.

Volume capacity

B.

Average calculation

C.

Capacity forecasting widget

D.

Historical data

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Questions 20

How can you add entities from NPM to monitor for all registered devices in your company domain?

Options:

A.

Select to query Domain Controllers in a Network Discovery and then select the Organizational Units (OUs) with the registered devices you want to scan

B.

Add each registered device individually, and then select the entities you want to monitor

C.

Add each of your Domain Controllers as nodes to NPM and scan Active Directory Organization Units (OUs) for the registered devices

D.

Use the NPM Active Directory Discovery tool to find all registered devices on the domain

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Questions 21

You run ten reports on three assorted weekly schedules and send the results to the network operations distribution list. The email address for the distribution list changed, and you must update the new email address to send the reports. How do you implement this update?

Options:

A.

Use the Schedule Manager to edit each action on each report schedule, and change the email address

B.

Use the Action Manager to edit each action on each report schedule, and change the email address

C.

Make a copy of each report, edit the action to change the email address

D.

Edit each action on each report schedule, and change the email address

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Questions 22

You receive traps from your network devices and want to alert on a select message. How do you accomplish this?

Options:

A.

You cannot alert on traps through the Orion Platform

B.

Configure Syslog alert actions on the Alert Actions tab

C.

Use Traps in Orion Alerts to configure the default trap alert to fire on the trap message you select to alert on

D.

Go to the Traps view and configure a new Log Viewer rule

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Exam Code: SCP-NPM
Exam Name: SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Exam
Last Update: Apr 11, 2024
Questions: 75
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