Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

SAM Template Reference

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This reference provides details about each template included in SolarWinds SAM. As described here, SAM provides over 250 predefined templates to get you started monitoring servers and applications. Each template includes component monitors designed to poll for specific metrics about an application, process, service, or event.

To get started, review Configure servers for SAM templates and component monitoring.

Templates are organized in the following categories:

Periodically, SolarWinds releases SAM templates to support the latest product versions such as Microsoft Server 2016. You can continue using templates for older product versions, but updating to the latest template is recommended.

Some SAM templates can use Orion agents to gather information for component monitors (and their parent application monitors) from target servers across your environment. For a list of templates that support agents, see Monitor with Orion agents in SAM. Click here to learn about configuring Linux/Unix systems to support Orion agents.

See the SAM Custom Template Guide to learn about customizing templates and script component monitors. For example, you can modify scripts to report status through exit codes.

Additional resources about SAM templates include: