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.

Monitor with the SolarWinds Platform Agent for Linux

Using the SolarWinds Platform agent for Linux, you can do the following:

  • Monitor Linux applications wherever they are running (on premises and cloud).
  • Monitor Linux systems in secure and geographically distributed environments.
  • Monitor Linux systems reliably over WAN, satellite, and VPN connections.
  • Use SAM to clearly classify Linux operating systems by distribution in the node tree.
  • Use the Real Time Process Explorer to identify and monitor processes easily and terminate them remotely.
  • Deploy the SolarWinds Platform agent for Linux multiple ways: adding a node, mass deployment when managing agents, command line, or from a repository.

For the latest list of supported Linux/Unix operating systems, see SolarWinds Platform agent requirements.

Application monitoring

You can use several SAM application monitor templates included in SAM to monitor Linux applications. Each template includes one or more of the following component monitors that can use the SolarWinds Platform agent to extract information from Linux.

  • Process Monitor (process disk I/O statistics and virtual memory)
  • TCP Port Monitor
  • Linux/Unix Script Monitor
  • Nagios Script Monitor
  • SNMP Monitor
  • JMX Monitor
  • ODBC User Experience Monitor
  • Oracle User Experience Monitor

See the SAM Application Monitor Template Reference for details.

Node monitoring

The SolarWinds Platform agent for Linux provides information for the following and many more node monitoring metrics:

  • Top CPUs by Percent Load
  • Average CPU Load & Memory Utilization
  • Interface details
  • Disk Volumes

To learn more, see the SolarWinds Platform Administrator Guide.