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.

SAM monitors applications in public, private, and hybrid environments using:

  • AppStack: Provides an interactive visual mapping within Orion with an in-depth perspective through the entire environment to help identify the root cause of performance and availability issues.
  • AppInsight: Monitors Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, and SQL servers in an environment, displaying metrics, status, and issues to manage and maintain applications and servers.
  • Application monitor templates: Combine process monitors, port availability, and performance counters to assess the status of every aspect of an application, including overall health.
  • Alerts: Identify issues using customizable triggers, static or baseline thresholds, and actions.
  • Cloud monitoring: Provides visibility into cloud environments through the Orion Web Console.
  • Application dependencies: Detect how applications and nodes interact to ensure important data for specific applications is monitored, and identify unmonitored applications and processes that require attention.
  • PerfStack: Troubleshoot environment issues in Performance Analysis (PerfStack) dashboards based on data collected by your Orion Platform products.

New to SAM? See the SAM Getting Started Guide.

To expand SAM's monitoring capabilities, you can integrate it with other Orion Platform products: