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 external nodes in SAM

To monitor services and applications on a server that you do not directly manage, add the server to the SolarWinds Platform database as an external node. External nodes skip all network performance data collection and polling tasks, but allow you to assign applications to them. For example, you could add as an external node, and then assign several HTTP monitors to monitor Google search results.

To learn about monitoring cloud-based nodes, see Manage a cloud instance or VM as an SolarWinds Platform node.

You can use the following SAM component monitors within an application monitor assigned to an external node:

  • HTTP Monitor
  • HTTPS Monitor
  • HTTP Form Login
  • SSL Certificate Monitor
  • TCP Port Monitor

Another alternative is to add an API poller to gather metrics for nodes via an external REST API. Create an API poller on the Node Details view, pick values to monitor, provide credentials, and then begin polling the external node.

To learn more, see: