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.

Monitor a specific URL in SAM

You can add a specific URL — either internal or external — as a monitored node. SAM will ping the node to determine its basic status, and then use the Web Link monitor to collect the number of broken or invalid links on the web page.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > Add Node.
  2. Enter the Hostname or IP Address you want to monitor (for example,
  3. Select External Node: No Status, and then click Next.
  4. In the Show only drop-down menu, select Web Pages.
  5. Select the "Web Link" and "Inherit credentials from template" check boxes, and then click Next.

  6. On the Change Properties page, make any changes, and then click OK, Add Node.
  7. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for polling to occur.
  8. To view results:
    1. Click My Dashboards > Applications > SAM Summary.
    2. In the All Applications widget, drill down to the Web Link instance on the specific node.
    3. Click the link to see related data on the Application Details - Summary page.