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.

Directory Size

This SAM application monitor template determines the disk space used by files in a directory.


Access to WMI or Windows file share on the target server is required.


Administrator on the target server.

Component monitors

The main component monitor in this template is a Directory Size Monitor determine the disk space used by the files in a directory, optionally including all subdirectories. By default, it monitors the Documents and Settings folder situated on the target server on the C drive. To change the target folder, provide the correct UNC path to that folder. For details, see Directory Size Monitor.

To learn about the other component monitors in this template:

  1. Navigate to the Manage Application Monitor Templates page.
  2. Select this template.
  3. Click Edit to display component monitor details.