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 IIS template

The AppInsight for IIS application monitor template includes component monitors that collect data from IIS servers in your environment.

If you modify the parent template, AppInsight application monitors already assigned to servers are automatically updated to match. The primary reason to edit most AppInsight templates is to set general configurations such as polling frequency, polling method, and thresholds for monitored metrics before assigning templates to nodes.

Note the following details about editing this template:

  • AppInsight templates includes component monitors with default settings that cannot be modified due to dependencies.
  • Disabled components do not impact the status of dynamic entities, or the status or applications and nodes.
  • You cannot add component monitors to AppInsight templates.

Important: Changes at the template level impact all child application monitors that inherit settings.

To edit the parent template, select it on the Manage Application Monitor Templates page and click Edit to display component monitor details and make necessary changes. For details, see Edit a template.

To remove an application monitor, see Remove a SAM application monitor from multiple nodes.

Disable dynamic component monitors

Starting in SAM 2020.2.6, you can disable dynamic AppInsight for IIS components if a known issue in your environment (such as a web server outage) will increase false-positive alerts and logs. You can also turn off components that aren't important for your organization, to reduce polling loads.

You can disable most AppInsight for IIS component monitors at various levels:

  • Edit the parent template to mute monitoring for components in child application monitors on individual nodes.
  • Edit an application monitor assigned to a specific node to mute component monitoring on that node.
  • Disable component monitors for a specific site or application pool being monitored by AppInsight for IIS.

Due to the complexity of this template, you cannot disable the Application Pools and Worker Process Statistic component monitors.