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.

Retrieve a SolarWinds Cloud Token to integrate AppOptics with SAM

To support integration with AppOptics and the APM Integrated Experience, SAM sends API requests via HTTPS to retrieve data that is displayed in SAM. Each request requires an API token, also called a SolarWinds Cloud Token.

This section describes how to retrieve tokens if you want to:

Click here to learn how to create tokens for the AppOptics API. Each token can have a different role that provides access to specific API endpoints. For example, a View Only token provides read-only access.

To retrieve a SolarWinds Cloud Token to use in SAM:

  1. Log in to AppOptics or the APM Integrated Experience.
  2. To display a list of available tokens:
    • If using the standalone version of AppOptics, click Settings > API Tokens.

    • In the APM Integrated Experience, click Settings -> Metric Settings -> API Tokens.

  3. Click the token you want to use.
    • To display AppOptics data on the APM Services page, a Full Access token is required.
    • To integrate AppOptics with nodes monitored by AppInsight for IIS, the minimum requirement is a View Only token with read-only permissions.
  4. On the Edit API Token page, click the clipboard icon to copy a token to the Windows Clipboard.

  5. Return to SAM and paste the token into the relevant field. The following figure shows where to paste a token when configuring APM service monitoring in SAM.

    This figure shows where to paste a token when adding AppOptics to an IIS node.