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Add AppOptics to an IIS node monitored by AppInsight in SAM

This section describes how to add AppOptics service monitoring to a node being monitored by AppInsight for IIS and extend your IIS monitoring capabilities, as described in Integrate SolarWinds AppOptics monitoring with AppInsight for IIS nodes.

For a quick overview, watch this video.

Before proceeding, note the following details:

To integrate AppOptics with an IIS node for the first time:

  1. Review AppOptics integration requirements.
  2. Navigate to Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Product Specific Settings, click AppOptics Settings.

  4. On the AppOptics Settings page, click Add.
  5. When the Add an Integration wizard appears, click Create a new account.

    If you have an existing AppOptics or APM Integrated Experience account, click Go to AppOptics Login and Retrieve a SolarWinds Cloud Token to integrate AppOptics with SAM.

  6. On the Log In page:
    1. Provide account details.
    2. Click Sign Up.

      The Orion Platform generates a unique API token -- also called a SolarWinds Cloud Token -- that provides access to AppOptics data and adds it to the Orion database.
  7. On the Select Nodes page, select the IIS node and click Deploy.

    If no node appears, check that AppInsight for IIS is set up correctly on the target server. See Configure AppInsight for IIS on nodes and Troubleshooting AppInsight for IIS.

SAM deploys AppOptics agents to the node and IIS services restart. Related websites go down. After a few minutes, AppOptics performance metrics appear in relevant SAM widgets such as Top IIS Pools.