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.

Monitor with AppInsight applications

SolarWinds SAM includes several specially designed out-of-the-box application monitor templates that you can use to monitor virtually every aspect of key business tools, such as Microsoft Active Directory, to get relevant performance information from the server level. They also enable you to drill down into the datastore layer for performance data. Collectively, these templates are called the AppInsight™ templates.

Offering a level of detail and expert knowledge far beyond what standard templates provide, you can assign AppInsight templates to nodes in many ways, including automatically during Discovery. Just as standard SAM templates convert to application monitors after being assigned to nodes, AppInsight templates become AppInsight applications that monitor nodes.

The following AppInsight applications are available to monitor business-critical functions in your SAM environment:

  • AppInsight for Active Directory
  • AppInsight for Exchange
  • AppInsight for IIS (shown below)
  • AppInsight for SQL

Note the following details about using AppInsight templates and applications:

The dynamic behavior of complex AppInsight component monitors can impact polling loads in large deployments (for example, if monitoring a large quantity of SQL servers). If heavy polling slows down your environment, see SAM polling recommendations.

To learn more about SAM's AppInsight applications, see:

See also Deep Dive on using AppInsight Templates.