Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Best practices for SAM templates, application monitors, and script monitors

Creating SAM templates and application monitors involves more than just adding and configuring component monitors. Use best practices and tips provided in the following topics to enhance monitoring your SAM environment:

In addition, note the following details about SAM templates:

  • SolarWinds recommends checking THWACK periodically for updates to predefined SAM templates. Except for AppInsight templates, templates are not updated automatically during upgrades to avoid overwriting custom changes made to templates. For details, see Import and export SAM templates.
  • 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.