Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

SAM API Poller Template Guide

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Starting in SAM 2020.2, you can use the API Poller feature to monitor metrics via external REST APIs, providing an easier way to collect data from a modern application stack.

To get up-to-speed quickly, SAM includes predefined templates to capture metrics for PaaS, IaaS, on-premises, and hybrid environments from Microsoft 365, Azure, VMware, and Atlassian APIs. You can also tighten the integration between SolarWinds products with templates specifically designed for AppOptics, Pingdom, and Service Desk.

Similar to traditional SAM application monitor templates, you can assign API poller templates to nodes and configure settings. Instead of monitoring applications on target servers, you're monitoring metrics directly from available REST APIs.

To get started, use the Assign API Pollers wizard to apply templates to an external node for an API.

See the following topics for details about available templates: