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.

AppStack data overview

There are several ways you can quickly determine object status in the AppStack Environment, including:

Object status and colors

The color of objects in AppStack indicate their current status, providing a quick summary of your environment. Objects will be in one of the following states, indicated by icon color and shape.

Status Color Example
Down Red
Critical Pink
Warning Yellow
Unknown Gray
Unreachable Black
Up Green
Other Blue -
External Purple -

You can only filter against statuses actively monitored in the AppStack. For example, if no objects have a status of Down, the Down status is not available for filtering.

Servers can only provide an Up or Down status. To check CPU, memory, or hardware health status, hover over the server icon to view the detailed tooltip. The reported status for applications and LUNs is based on performance thresholds.

The AppStack Environment view offers a parent/child relationship. (Parents can be either servers or hosts.) This relationship is represented as a mixed icon. The parent is the larger of the two icons that is hosting the child. For example, the following illustration graphically shows that an application (child) is Down on a node (parent) that is Up.

Quick links

Use the Quick Links bar at the top of the AppStack to quickly open and close object categories. You can also show or hide the names of objects with a distressed status.

Expand All

Open all categories to reveal objects in each category. Each category can be individually expanded and collapsed by clicking [+] and [-] next to the category name.

Collapse All

Close all categories, hiding the objects within each category. Each category can be individually expanded and collapsed by clicking [+] and [-] next to the category name.

Show/Hide Names

Toggle between showing and hiding the names for each object in a distressed state. If more objects exist than can be displayed, the category name displays the number of displayed objects followed by the total number of objects. For example, (87 of 111), meaning only 87 objects of 111 total objects in this category are being displayed. This provides a numerical summary of your environment.

Click More (located after the last visible object in the category) to display the next 50 objects.

To change the default number of objects shown in each category, click Default Layout > Change Layout Settings.

Overview bar

The Overview bar summarizes your environment in a compact space. If your view is currently filtered, the filtered objects display above the Overview bar, as shown.

The doughnut chart in the Overview bar displays the ratio of objects to one another in all possible states using indicative colored slices. The total number of objects in your environment is also displayed.

Objects under the Issues header are parsed and enumerated according to status. Objects shown here are in one of the following distressed states: Down, Critical, Warning, Unknown and Unreachable. An icon and count only appear if one or more objects is currently in that state.