Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Work with SAM templates

SAM includes over 250 out-of-the-box application monitor templates that cover a wide range of common applications. You can think of a template as a blueprint of what needs to monitored for a particular type of application. It lists all components or building blocks for that application and recommended, default thresholds.

A good analogy for this is a template to monitor a car. Your standard template covers basics like speed, fuel, and oil levels. After monitoring your fleet of vehicles, you may opt to adjust the warning threshold level for fuel - adjusting the level on the template propagates that change down to all applications based on that template (in this case, your entire fleet). If one driver tends to speed, you can adjust the warning and critical thresholds for that one car without affecting the standard monitoring of the rest of your fleet.

To display a list of templates included in SAM:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings..
  2. Under Application Monitor Templates, click Manage Templates.

A searchable list of templates appears on the Manage Application Monitor Templates page, as shown here:

To learn more, see Use SAM templates, application monitors, and component monitors in the SAM Administrator Guide.