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Score 6.8 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    ITM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    268 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    233 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    273 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    218 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    242 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    149 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    258 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    219 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    237 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    272 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    253 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    202 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    2.0

    ITM

    20%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    91%
    279 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    30 Ratings

    Availability

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    81%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    55%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    31 Ratings

    Online Training

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    ITM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    81%
    3 Ratings

    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

    A company that has already invested in the SolarWinds ecosystem can drive additional value by adding Server & Application Monitor. Installing and configuring the additional functionality of SAM can prove to be a very worthwhile investment in most situations. Templates for canned software make the setup quick and efficient. Companies that leverage multi-tiered/in-house applications or require precise details of performance across an entire stack will want to look at solutions from other vendors.
    Mike Hochstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    • Monitor Azure Cloud Severs- We use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Active Directory and DNS on Several DCs published on Azure Cloud.
    • Monitor Hyper V and VMware - SolarWinds SAM monitors applications on both Hyper V and VMware, while also monitoring the physical host machines.
    • It also helps us monitor Warranty expiration for physical servers.
    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 get the best out of it requires a decent amount of knowledge of the product. In saying that, you could absolutely get the basics up and running using their how-to's and built in wizards, and with continual use find your way around and customise it further to your environment to best serve your organisation/objectives.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    ITM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    ITM

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
    Based on 10 answers
    We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
    Derek Benson | 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 8.1
    Based on 4 answers
    The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
    Rafael Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    ITM

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 5.5
    Based on 4 answers
    The graphical interface and the performance of the database leave a little to be desired, they could be better explored.Some functionality and screens do not work well depending on the browser used. The integrations never had any problems or caused crashes in other systems.
    Rafael Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    ITM

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
    Based on 31 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 4.5
    Based on 5 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

    Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor is a great comprehensive monitoring solution. It covers all aspects of monitoring your infrastructure via a modular approach. While other applications can be slightly better at asset management or monitoring one specific application or application suite, Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor does a great job across the board while being extremely flexible and customizable
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    ITM

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.1
    Based on 3 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

    • Our business is not IT, but we make money with the services provided by IT. For this reason, if the IT infrastructure does not work, we will suffer.
    • We need to have systems working 24/7, but no one in IT needs to work at night.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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