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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    9.1
    91%
    272 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    8.6
    86%
    236 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    9.2
    92%
    277 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    8.2
    82%
    221 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    8.4
    84%
    245 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    8.1
    81%
    152 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    8.4
    84%
    262 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    8.8
    88%
    222 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    9.2
    92%
    240 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    9.6
    96%
    275 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    9.0
    90%
    256 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    8.6
    86%
    204 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring Tasks

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Remote monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Multiple Server Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Automated alerts and notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Reporting

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance data reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Data visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Security

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Administrator access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    91%
    284 Ratings
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%
    10 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    30 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%
    4 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    5.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    57%
    4 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%
    31 Ratings
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    1 Rating

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    5 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    1.0

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    10%
    2 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    2 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%
    3 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    2 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    2 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SolarWinds

    For monitoring applications that run on Windows hosts on VMware or HyperV virtualization, SolarWindows offers a nice, vertical view of both the loads and the resources. In such an environment, this makes life really good! But if you have something else -- for example, Linux hosts -- you're on your own to some extent. That is, the things it does well, it does very well -- but everything else is much less polished.
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    SolarWinds

    We've found WPM to be a fit for every web application that we wanted to monitor. If you have a web app that you'd like monitoring/alerting for then WPM may work for you. So far our only struggles have been when after logging in the app launches a new tab.
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    Pros

    SolarWinds

    • 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.
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    SolarWinds

    • Testing web applications
    • Ability to log in to secure sections of websites in order to test user authentication
    • Provides a detailed history of steps taken and provides print screens of each step. If an error occurs you can see the web page to better diagnose issues.
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    Cons

    SolarWinds

    • Provides basic monitoring/visibility. Visibility into detailed/fine-grained issues best suited for more specialized/expensive solutions.
    • Licensing per monitored application rapidly uses up purchased license count.
    • More out-of-the-box templates or easier setup of monitoring less-common applications would make the solution more appealing given the target audience of the product.
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    SolarWinds

    • The recorder is clunky and must be run on a local machine.
    • It does not support frames.
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    Pricing Details

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      SAM pricing starts at $2,995.

      Pricing Info

      SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        SolarWinds

        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.
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        SolarWinds

        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.
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Reliability and Availability

        SolarWinds

        The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Performance

        SolarWinds

        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.
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        SolarWinds

        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.
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        SolarWinds

        Solarwinds support is top-notch, and while we rarely have to call them, they are always very helpful when we do.
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        Online Training

        SolarWinds

        It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Implementation Rating

        SolarWinds

        Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        SolarWinds

        It has been a while since we first purchased SolarWinds, but I looked over several other products that I can't remember now. Many other products tried to scan the network to find computers but given that our computers are located in various places across campus with other computers in our buildings that are not ours that type of network scanning was not what we needed. Other services have extra services that we had no need of and I liked the ability to add custom fields in SolarWinds so we can track the information on each computer that we need to know.
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        SolarWinds

        At the time we purchased WPM we were not aware of alternatives and therefore did not compare them.
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        Scalability

        SolarWinds

        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
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Return on Investment

        SolarWinds

        • Our firm saw a 27% revenue increase this quarter compared to Q1 this year - a major milestone achieved thanks to utilizing SolarWinds's brilliant software partly.
        • Being able to assess & diagnose any server-side issue that may occur before causing any inconveniences to our clients (thanks to SAM) has maintained strong customer relationships over the years.
        • Novice IT recruits find it rather quick to learn & master their system-monitoring tasks with minimal effort with SAM.
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        SolarWinds

        • Better reporting of down states to allow for SLA reporting
        • Better alerting during certain failure conditions which allows the IT org to respond faster
        • More thorough history to review past errors and see screenshots of the errors.
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