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.

FTP Monitor

The FTP Monitor is a SAM component monitor that is also available as a SAM application monitor template that can test the ability of an FTP server to accept incoming sessions and respond with the correct codes.


This component monitor does not compute a statistic.

Field descriptions


A default description of the monitor. To override the default description, add to or replace existing text. Changes are automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Customize descriptions to specify what will be monitored so related alerts and notifications are more meaningful later.

Enable Component

Determines if a component is enabled. Disabling a component leaves it in the application as deactivated and does not influence application availability or status, as displayed in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

Port Number

The port number used for FTP sessions. The default value is 21.

Response Time Threshold

Set the warning or critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data. See Application Monitor Thresholds.

User Notes

Add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.