Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Discover servers in your SAM environment

After you install SAM, identify the servers you want to monitor and add them to the SolarWinds Orion database as nodes. The servers can be traditional physical servers, AWS instances, Azure VMs, Nutanix clusters, and more.

There are several ways to add nodes, including

  • Use the Discovery Wizard (also called the Network Sonar Wizard) to detect devices throughout your environment, and then add discovered servers as Orion Platform nodes with the Network Sonar Results Wizard.
  • Add nodes by querying your Active Directory domain controller.
  • Use the Add Nodes wizard in the Manage Nodes view.

See the SAM Getting Started Guide for details about adding servers. The Orion Platform Administrator Guide also provides details about Discovery, as well as how to configure polling methods, schedule future Discoveries, and group objects.

To configure specific types of servers for monitoring via SAM application monitor templates, see the following topics in the SAM Application Monitor Template Reference:

When finished adding and configuring servers, you can begin discovering applications on those servers.