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.


This SAM application monitor template tests the ability of a web server to respond to HTTP requests. By default, it includes a single component monitor, the HTTP Monitor.





HTTP Monitor

This component monitor tests a web server's ability to accept incoming sessions and transmit the requested page by measuring the time it takes the HTTP “get” for the page referenced in the component monitor to load. This response time is measured in milliseconds.

If a web page redirects to another page, the response time is calculated as the entire amount of time that elapses, from when the original request is sent until when the last redirected page is loaded.

Optionally, this component monitor can search the delivered page for specific text strings, and then pass or fail the test based on that search.

This monitor supports the following SolarWinds Platform variables:

  • ${Node.SysName}
  • ${Node.Caption}
  • ${Node.DNS}
  • ${Node.ID}