DPA and SAM integration with DPAIM

Integrating DPA with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) provides specific features only available when DPA and SAM are integrated.

You can create two types of relationships between applications monitored by SAM and database instances monitored by DPA:

  • A SAM application and a DPA database instance are monitoring the same application.
  • A SAM application queries a DPA database instance.

The first relationship type adds a DB Performance tab to the Application Details view for quick access to DPA widgets.

The second relationship type populates data to the following widgets:

Applications Using All My Databases

This widget displays all applications monitored by SAM that query database instances monitored by all your DPA servers.

Applications Using My Databases

This widget displays the applications monitored by SAM that query database instances monitored by the selected DPA server.

Applications Using This Database

This widget is on the Database Instances view. It tells you which applications are querying this database instance.

Database Response Time (Client)

This widget is on the Application views for applications that query databases monitored by DPA. Click a client application in the "Applications Using..." widgets to access these views. For example, in the image above, click Microsoft IIS.

The Database Response Time (Client) widget tells you how long your application is waiting on the database and why. The histogram breaks down the amount of time your application waited into discreet wait types, which identify what the database was doing. It often identifies resource contention. The icon next to each wait type provides a description of what this wait type means, common solutions, and the role within your organization most capable of this work.