Documentation forServer & Application Monitor
Monitoring your applications and environment is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and SAM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

API Poller widget

You can use the API Poller feature to monitor external REST APIs and gather metrics for nodes and applications in your SAM environment, providing an easier way to collect data from a modern application stack. For details, see Monitor metrics via external APIs in SAM in the SAM Administrator Guide.

The API Poller widget appears on the Node Details view if:

  • Your environment includes SolarWinds SAM, and
  • At least one API poller is monitoring at least one metric for a node.

The following details appear in this widget:

  • A list of API pollers assigned to the node that are monitoring at least one value.
  • The current status of monitored values.

    The status of a value appears as Unknown until the first successful poll occurs. Alternatively, the monitored value may not be not licensed (for example, if no SAM licenses are available).

  • The last metrics returned by the API poller.
  • The metric name and name of the API poller monitoring the metric.

Available actions

  • Select a Status to sort metrics monitored on the current node.
  • Click a monitored value to display it in PerfStack.
  • Click the name of an API poller to display related metrics in PerfStack.
  • Click Edit to change the title or subtitle of the widget.

To access details about a specific API poller from the Node Details view, hover over the API Poller link in the Management widget and click the API poller name.