Navigate your environment

As with all Orion Platform products, you can access SAM in a web browser by navigating to http://hostnameOrIPAddress:port where:

  • hostnameOrIPAddress is the hostname or IP address of the Orion server where SAM is installed.
  • port is the Orion Web Console port defined for the website, as configured during installation. The default port is 8787.

When the Login page appears, provide a User name and Password, and then click Login to access the Orion Web Console, where you'll view, configure, and manage your monitored objects. You can access the Orion Web Console from any computer connected to the Internet.

The Orion Web Console consists of various pages known as views for which there are two main types: high-level Summary views and in-depth Detail views. Views contain informational blocks called widgets that display data for different aspects of monitoring, usually in a chart or table. Some widgets are intended for use on Summary views, some are suitable for Detail views, and some can be useful on both view types.

Check out this video about navigating the Orion Web Console.

The following figure shows several widgets in the Application Summary view, a page you can access by clicking My Dashboards > Applications > SAM Summary in the Orion Web Console:

Some views and widgets are not visible by default and can be added by editing settings. To learn more, see Customize the Orion Web Console.