Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Introduction to SolarWinds SAM

SolarWinds SAM gives you the tools to monitor your servers and applications through a single web console. It provides custom collections of templates, application monitors, and alerts to intelligently monitor application status and issues. Monitor over 200 application types including application servers, authentication servers, database servers, and more.

With SAM, you can monitor public, private, or hybrid environments in a variety of ways, including:

  • Application Stack (AppStack): Use interactive visual mapping to gain an in-depth perspective through the entire environment to help identify the root cause of performance and availability issues.
  • Performance Analysis (PerfStack) dashboards: Correlate historical and real-time data from multiple SolarWinds products and entity types in a single view for in-depth troubleshooting
  • Cloud monitoring: Monitor IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS applications and servers on-premises, with optional agents for cloud services like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and more. Hybrid cloud monitoring allows you to keep track of your applications, even when they move from on-premises to the cloud.
  • Container monitoring: View, track, and correlate key performance metrics, including CPU, memory, and uptime, for individual Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and Apache Mesos containers.
  • AppInsight applications: Monitor Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, and SQL servers and display metrics, status, and issues to manage and maintain applications and servers.
  • Application monitor templates: Combine process monitors, port availability, and performance counters to assess every aspect of an application, including status and overall health.
  • Application dependencies: Detect how applications and nodes interact to ensure important data for key applications is monitored.
  • Server infrastructure monitoring: Discover and store IT Asset Inventory data on your servers, while monitoring hardware health to ensure server and application uptime.

Expand SAM's monitoring capabilities by integrating with other Orion Platform products:

Ready to get started with SAM? Click here to download a free trial. After installing SAM, see the SAM Getting Started Guide. If you're already using SAM, you can add other products easily from the My Orion Deployment page in the Orion Web Console.