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.

Web service monitoring

You can use the following technologies to monitor custom web services with SAM:

  • JSON: JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an open standard format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML.
    Note: Inserted JSON content cannot exceed 1 MB in size.
  • SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a protocol used for exchanging information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It relies on XML for its message format, and usually relies on other application layer protocols. The SOAP Monitor included in SAM is useful if you have custom web services that need to be monitored. It can return a status of either Up or Down, or return a status of Warning or Critical based on response time thresholds. This monitor can also search for the presence of a string.