SAM Template Reference

As described in Use SAM templates, application monitors, and component monitors, SAM provides over 250 predefined templates to get you started monitoring servers and applications. Each template consists of multiple component monitors designed to poll for specific metrics about an application, process, or event.

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This reference provides details about the out-of-the-box templates included in SAM, organized into the following categories:

Periodically, SolarWinds releases SAM templates to support the latest product versions such as Microsoft Server 2019. You can continue using templates for older product versions, but updating to the latest template is recommended.

Some SAM templates can use Orion agents to gather information for component monitors (and their parent application monitors) from target servers across your environment. For a list of templates that support agents, see Monitor with Orion agents in SAM. Click here to learn about configuring Linux/Unix systems to support Orion agents.

See the SAM Custom Template Guide to learn about customizing templates and script component monitors. For example, you can modify scripts to report status through exit codes.

Additional resources about SAM templates include: