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.

Scale SAM for larger environments

A standard SAM installation consists of a main SolarWinds Platform server that hosts the SolarWinds Platform Web Console and the Main Polling Engine, and an SolarWinds Platform database server. Polling engines gather device statistics and store the information on the SolarWinds Platform database server. The SolarWinds Platform server reads the stored information from the SolarWinds Platform database server.

For larger environments, you can add Additional Polling Engines (APEs) and Additional Web Servers. To learn more, see: