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Integrate SolarWinds AppOptics monitoring with AppInsight for IIS nodes

If your environment includes SAM and SolarWinds AppOptics, you can integrate those products to add an extra layer of information to nodes already being monitored by AppInsight for IIS, enabling you to:

  • Gain a code-level look into your AppInsight for IIS applications.
  • Monitor the performance of custom IIS-based, .NET applications.
  • Cross-reference application, server, and infrastructure metrics side-by-side in the same dashboard.
  • Check the status of application stacks and see how tiers of applications interact with each other.
  • Determine which databases and users that applications send information to.
  • Identify if issues are network-, server-, or application-related so you can route them to the right team.

You can integrate SAM with either the standalone version of AppOptics, or the APM Integrated Experience that combines AppOptics with Loggly and Pingdom.

Here are some benefits of integrating AppOptics with IIS nodes monitored in SAM:

SAM AppOptics
Custom application performance monitoring
Deep application performance visualization and tracing
Application dependency mapping
Hyper-V and ESX health and performance metrics
Server volume monitoring and capacity planning
Server hardware health and performance monitoring
Built-in alerts and reporting

After adding AppOptics to an IIS node, visualizations of key metrics — such as a breakdown of response time into applications, remote calls, and database queries — appear on the subview of the IIS Application Pool Details page, as shown in this example.