Create cloud application monitors and templates
This Orion 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 Orion Platform, assign templates to them to start gathering metrics.
To learn more, see the following resources:
- Use SAM templates, application monitors, and component monitors (SAM Administrator Guide)
- Understanding Application Templates (video)
- SAM Template Showdown (video)
For an overview about configuring Azure for SAM Microsoft Azure templates, watch SolarWinds Lab #82 (Part 2).