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Assign templates to nodes manually to create application monitors

This topic describes how to manually assign templates to nodes, but you can also assign them automatically with the Application Discovery Wizard.

To begin monitoring with a template, you need to assign it to a node. At that point, the template is considered to be an "application monitor" (sometimes called an "application") that collects and reports on polling data to the node according to the application monitor's configuration.

The quickest way to assign a template to a node is through the Add New Application Monitors Wizard. You can also assign them on the Manage Application Monitor Templates page, or by adding a new node with the Add Node Wizard, as described below.

To assign a template using the Add New Application Monitors Wizard:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Manually Assign Application Monitors.
  2. Select the Application Monitor template to apply, and then click Next.
  3. Select the server nodes where you want to apply the template, and then click Next.
  4. Select existing credentials or create new credentials, then click Assign Application Monitors.

To assign a template through the Manage Application Monitor Templates page:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Manage Templates.
  2. Browse and select the template you want to assign.
  3. Click Assign to Node, select the nodes where you're assigning the template, and then click Next.
  4. Select existing credentials or create new credentials, then click Assign Application Monitors.
  5. Review the information for the application monitor you created, and then click Done.

To add an application monitor to a new node being added to the Orion Platform with the Add Node Wizard:

  1. To add a node, click Settings > All Settings > Add Node.
  2. Provide details on the Define Node tab, and then click Next.
  3. On the Choose Resources tab, select what you want to monitor.
  4. On the Add Application Monitors tab, use the Show Only drop-down to select a category of application monitors and display a list of Component Types.

  5. Select the application monitor(s) you want to assign.
  6. Select or enter the appropriate credentials, and then click Next.
  7. On the Change Properties page, modify information as needed.
  8. Click OK to finish adding the node.