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.

Use SolarWinds Platform Remote Collector with SAM

In SAM deployments that use node-based licensing, you can add SolarWinds Platform Remote Collector to distribute monitoring loads. These lightweight polling engines:

  • Use SolarWinds Platform agent technology to communicate with the SolarWinds Platform.
  • Do not require a direct connection to the SolarWinds Platform database.
  • Are easy to deploy in remote locations, thanks to their simplified architecture.
  • Can poll and store data up to 24 hours with no connection to the polling engine, making them useful for unreliable networks, DMZs, and devices that don’t support SolarWinds Platform agents.

Polling jobs run independently of the Main Polling Engine and any Additional Polling Engines (APEs). Results are stored locally, and then forwarded to the SolarWinds Platform server via agents.

For requirements, see Scalability Engine Guidelines for SolarWinds products.

Note the following details about using SolarWinds Platform Remote Collector with SAM:

To display SolarWinds Platform Remote Collectors currently deployed in your environment:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > Manage Agents.
  2. On the Manage Agents page, click the Remote Collectors tab.

To learn more about SolarWinds Platform Remote Collectors, see the Scalability Engine Guidelines.