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.

Move SolarWinds SAM security certificates to a new server

SolarWinds SAM encrypts your sensitive data with a security certificate stored on the SolarWinds Platform server. Grant a new server access to the encrypted data by copying the original .pfx security certificate to the new server.

Warning: The original certificate must be replicated on the new server so SAM can access credentials used by your component monitors.

The following procedure can also accomplished by using Microsoft Management Console.

Before you begin:

  • Locate SolarWinds Agent Provision (if present), and SolarWinds-Orion in the Local Computer certificates.

Replicate the original certificates

  1. To export the credential from the original server, click Certificates (Local Computer) > Personal > Certificates group.
  2. Copy the exported .pfx certificate file to the new server.
  3. Import the .pfx certificate to the new server using Personal as the Certificate Store.