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Create cloud application monitors and templates

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to SolarWinds SAM.

SAM includes built-in templates that offer a powerful, customizable way to monitor instances, VMs, services, and applications in a cloud infrastructure. As described in the SAM Administrator Guide, templates are comprised of component monitors, configuration settings, and scripts that collect various types of data. You can use the out-of-the-box templates and scripts that ship with SAM, or create your own. After configuring cloud instances/VMs as managed nodes in the SolarWinds Platform, assign templates to them to start gathering metrics.

To learn more, see the following resources:

For an overview about configuring Azure for SAM Microsoft Azure templates, watch SolarWinds Lab #82 (Part 2).