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.

Baseline Threshold Macros

The baseline threshold macros can only be used when editing an application or a template. These macros cannot be used in alerts.

Macro Description

Currently used baseline. Cannot be used with math functions. Can only be used in the threshold fields of individual SAM component monitors.


Current Mean or Average. Can be used with math functions.


Standard Deviation. Can be used with math functions.

${USE_BASELINE} cannot be used with math functions. To have this information available for use as Warning and Critical thresholds, replace ${USE_BASELINE} with the following formulas:

  • Warning: ${MEAN} + 2 * ${STD_DEV} (or ${MEAN} - 2 * ${STD_DEV})
  • Critical: ${MEAN} + 3 * ${STD_DEV} (or ${MEAN} - 3 * ${STD_DEV})