Create a custom template

SolarWinds SAM provides pre-built templates that allow you to monitor over 200 applications. You can use the pre-built templates as is, you can modify them, or you can create a custom template.

Creating a template allows you to monitor uncommon components or applications that are not included in the pre-built application monitor templates provided with SolarWinds SAM.

You have two options for creating custom templates:

  • Create a new template and add component monitors as needed
  • Create a copy of an existing template

The following example shows how to create and assign a template that contains the file size component monitor. You can add as many component monitors to a template as you need.

Create a template to monitor file size

  1. In the Orion Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.
  2. In the Product specific settings group, click SAM Settings.
  3. In the Application Monitor Templates group, click Create a New Template.
  4. When the New Template page appears, provide basic details about your new template including a name and brief description.
  5. Click Add Component Monitors > Manually add Component Monitors.

  6. Select the File Size Monitor component, and click Add.

  7. Enter the path and the file to monitor.

  8. Enter warning and critical threshold values, and click Submit.

Apply the template to a node

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.

  2. In the Product specific settings group, click SAM Settings.
  3. Click Manage Templates.
  4. On the Manage Application Monitor Templates page, select the template you just created, and click Assign to Node.

  5. Select the node from the left pane, click the green arrow to move it to the right pane, and click Next.

  6. Choose the credentials, click Assign Application Monitor, and click Done.