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.

Edit the AppInsight for Active Directory template

The AppInsight for Active Directory template includes component monitors that collect data about domain controllers and Active Directory services. If you modify the template, child application monitors already assigned to nodes are also updated. See Understand the template and application monitor relationship.

The primary reasons to edit most application monitor templates is to adjust polling frequency, polling methods, and thresholds for warning and critical states for monitored metrics before assigning templates across multiple nodes. Like the other AppInsight templates, the AppInsight for Active Directory template includes component monitors with several default settings that cannot be modified due to dependencies.

Although you cannot add component monitors to this template, you can adjust Advanced settings on individual nodes to boost performance by polling for LDAP data on a single domain controller in a domain, while continuing to gather replication details for all domain controllers in that domain.

AppInsight for Active Directory uses domain controller IP addresses instead of domain names, so LDAP component monitors do not include a $DomainName parameter in configuration fields. This use of IP address enables different applications to collect data from all monitored domain controllers in a single domain.

To edit this template:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Manage Application Monitors.
  2. On the Manage Assigned Application Monitors page, select the AppInsight for Active Directory template.
  3. Click Edit Properties to display component monitor details.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click Submit.

When you assign this template to individual nodes that represent domain controllers, you create individual application monitors (also called "applications") with Advanced settings, including:

  • LDAP Port Number
  • Global Catalog Port Number
  • Ignore Certificate Errors
  • Enable Domain Components
  • Enable Total Counters

To learn how these settings can impact domain controller performance, see: