Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Useful APIs for SAM

Like most Orion Platform modules, SAM can be utilized in many ways by different members of your organization, depending on the tasks they need to complete and the level of detail they need. Here are some APIs that may prove useful when working with the API Poller feature. You can also check with your cloud service, software/hardware vendors, to see if they offer APIs.

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Refer to API documentation posted by individual vendors for:

  • Defined endpoints where data is available
  • Supported request URL formats and examples
  • Authentication and authorization requirements
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Rate limits

    Some cloud services limit the amount of free API requests per calendar month and charge for extra requests in the remaining time frame.

API name API documentation Notes
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud API Amazon EC2 API Reference © 2020, Amazon Web Services, Inc., available at, obtained on March 2, 2020
Azure API

Azure REST API Reference

See Find Azure credentials.

© 2020, Microsoft Corp., available at, obtained on March 2, 2020

Cisco UCS Manager XML API Cisco UCS Manager XML API Programmer's Guide © 2020, Cisco Systems, Inc., available at, obtained on March 2, 2020
Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Graph REST API v1.0 reference

To learn about legacy Office 365 APIs, click here.

© 2020, Microsoft Corp., available at, obtained on August 11, 2020
Nutanix REST API Nutanix REST API © 2020, Nutanix, available at, obtained on March 2, 2020
Office 365 APIs Welcome to Office 365 Management APIs © 2020, Microsoft Corp., available at, obtained on August 11, 2020
SolarWinds AppOptics API AppOptics API AppOptics provides Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based infrastructure and application performance monitoring.


API information is also appear in the DPA UI.

Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) offers anomaly detection powered by machine learning that gets smarter over time to help identify bottlenecks slowing down your applications.
SolarWinds IPAM API Use the SWIS API to perform IPAM operations IP Address Manager (IPAM) provides centralized management and monitoring of IP addresses, subnets, and DHCP/DNS services.
SolarWinds Loggly API API overview Loggly offers unified log management, monitoring, and analysis across SolarWinds products.
SolarWinds Orion API Orion SDK wiki

Tap into the infrastructure that all Orion Platform modules run on. Download and install the Orion SDK to access documentation, samples, and tools that help you leverage the Orion API.

To learn more, see:

SolarWinds Pingdom API Pingdom API Pingdom is a SaaS-based synthetic and Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution that can be integrated with SolarWinds WPM to monitor web servers and applications.
SolarWinds Service Desk API

SolarWinds Service Desk REST API documentation

Service Desk is a cloud-based, IT help desk solution with smart ticket routing, automated workflows, and integrated asset management.
vSphere API VMware API and SDK Documentation © 2020, VMware, Inc.,, obtained on March 2, 2020