Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Essentialsand Server & Application Monitor

Discover servers in your SAM environment

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

There are several ways to add nodes, including

See the SAM Getting Started Guide for details about adding servers. The SolarWinds 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.