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Score 7.1 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Likelihood to Recommend

ITM

If you are looking for a software that looks decent but is not something you truly rely on, this is it. I have had bad experiences with IBM Tivoli Monitoring reporting on system errors that were not evident on the systems themselves at all. There is a lot of specific alerting you can set up which is nice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Absolutely I would recommend the product. If you want a single product to monitor and manage your whole environment, whether it's hardware, servers (physical or virtualised), networking and all from a single "portal" Solarwinds SAM is what you want to use. You could quite easily start off with SAM, and then decide you wish to monitor the networking side of things, you can obtain the NTA/MPM module, if you wish to monitor IP address usage, or IP conflicts, DHCP etc., you can install the IPAM module. It all neatly integrates into the same portal, meaning you go to one address and all the information is there at your fingertips.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Application monitoring
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Database monitoring
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.8
Threshold alerts
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Predictive capabilities
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.4
Application performance management console
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.7
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.5
Virtualization monitoring
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4
Server availability and performance monitoring
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4
IT Asset Discovery
ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1

Pros

ITM

  • The GUI is easy to read.
  • The software is fairly easy to configure.
  • Almost real-time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • Identify and monitor critical services on an IBMi platform.
  • Identify and monitor critical services on a Windows Server Platform.
  • Set thresholds to provide notifications where necessary to address serious issues before it hampers the operation.
  • Provide usage reports and other data that can be useful for forming IT Strategy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ITM

  • The software is not reliable at all.
  • Reports errors that are false-negatives.
  • Hard to configure alarms/alerts.
  • Bulky installation (takes up quite a bit of space).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • The new node based licensing model makes it difficult to justify the price for nodes that only utilize a few components.
  • Script results need to be a statistic. It would be a lot more useful if we could populate a table of results, including alpha-numeric strings, boolean, etc.
  • A lot of the AppInsight components cannot be disabled. You have to either use the whole template or nothing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.3
Based on 11 answers
I love the product and the alerts are within the millisecond, which can be the difference between life and death in some cases. As a beginner user, it was difficult getting around or add new hosts to monitor. However, after reading guides an familiarizing myself with the product, I realized how powerful and extremely useful this product. The reason I don't give a 10 is the learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 30 answers
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
Drew Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 2 answers
I only use dpa
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 2 answers
Takes time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.0
Based on 20 answers
I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 1 answer
It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 3 answers
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ITM

We selected IBM Tivoli Monitoring as a bundle deal, other than that I would have probably gone with another vendor. We use Brocade Network Advisor for our SAN also which I would suggest to anyone over this software. The software has not been that reliable for me since we started using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

I have tried and researched many products including Cacti, Zabbix, Dynatrace, as far as I have read the best crafted product among them is SolarWinds. [Already], SolarWinds company is the most successful company that has proven itself in issues such as monitoring and logging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ITM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 2 answers
It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ITM

  • I would not purchase this again.
  • Other software monitoring tools have been more reliable and easier to manage.
  • Difficult to manage, if you patch the server the software is installed on and have to reboot it, IBM Tivoli Monitoring does not come up clean.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • SolarWinds has helped to improve proactive resolution or mitigation of application issues. This has often resulted in issues fixed before customers were aware of the problem.
  • SolarWinds has provided valuable information when troubleshooting issues to meet Service Level Agreements.
  • SolarWinds has helped get the correct team working on issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ITM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ITM
2.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3

Usability

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Reliability and Availability

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6

Performance

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6

Support Rating

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0

Online Training

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Implementation Rating

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6

Scalability

ITM
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6

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