Install an evaluation version of SAM

You can install an evaluation version of SAM that remains functional for 30 days. The evaluation period begins when you install the product if you do not have a commercial license activated. You can verify the days remaining for the evaluation in the License Manager.

Installation on a desktop operating system is possible, but not supported. This product is intended for use in a production environment that meets SAM system requirements.

If you are new to SolarWinds, follow these steps to install an evaluation version of SAM:

  1. Navigate to the Free Trial download page.
  2. Enter information in the fields provided and click Proceed to Free Download.
  3. Click Download Now.
  4. Double-click the downloaded file to launch the Orion Installer.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

If you already have a Customer Portal account, follow these steps to install an evaluation version:

  1. Log into the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Click Downloads > Download Product.
  3. Select Server & Application Monitor (SAM) in the Products field, then select a license.
  4. Click a Download link in the Latest Release Downloads section.
  5. Double-click the downloaded file to launch the Orion Installer.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Use the SAM Getting Started Guide to learn about the SAM environment and how you can tailor it to your internal processes so you can more effectively respond to performance issues. For in-depth details, see the SAM Administrator Guide.

To purchase a full SAM license, contact SolarWinds Sales. Then use the License Manager to update the license with the purchased key.