SRM product terminology
SolarWinds Platform: The common backend platform used by SolarWinds Platform suite of products, including NPM, SAM, SRM, and more. The platform provides the backbone for navigation, settings, and common features such as alerts and reports. It also provides a consistent look and feel across products, giving you a single pane of glass view of all your SolarWinds Platform monitoring tools.
SolarWinds Platform Web Console: The web interface you see when you log in to the SolarWinds Platform that is used to view, configure, and manage all of your monitored objects.
SolarWinds Platform Application Server: A Windows server that runs the SolarWinds Platform Web Console and collects data from monitored objects. Also called the SolarWinds Platform Main Poller.
SolarWinds Platform Database Server: A Windows SQL server that should be hosted on a dedicated server in a production environment, separately from the SolarWinds Platform Application Server. It stores SolarWinds Platform configuration data and all collected performance and syslog data.