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SAM API Poller Template Guide

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Starting in SAM 2020.2, you can use the API Poller feature to monitor metrics via external REST APIs, providing an easier way to collect data from a modern application stack.

This guide describes how to use API poller templates to capture metrics for PaaS, IaaS, on-premises, and hybrid environments from Microsoft 365, Azure, VMware, Atlassian, and other APIs. Templates are also available to tighten SAM's integration with SolarWinds products such as AppOptics, Pingdom, and Service Desk.

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To get started using an API Poller template:

  1. Review template requirements. For example, you'll need OAuth 2.0 Azure credentials to use the Microsoft Azure SQL Database API poller template.
  2. Navigate to the Node Details view for the node where you're assigning a template.
  3. In the Management widget, click API Poller Management > Assign.
  4. When the Assign API Poller wizard opens, select the template(s) you're adding and provide details, as prompted by the wizard.

For details, see Assign API poller templates to nodes. Additional topics that may be useful include:

The following API poller templates are included in SAM:

Some templates are available in the SAM Content Exchange on THWACK, as posted by solarwinds_worldwide_llc. For example, see the GitHub health status API Poller Template. After you download a template from THWACK, import it into SAM on the Manage API Pollers page.