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Likelihood to Recommend

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

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.
John Predmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Application monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Database monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.8
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Threshold alerts
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Predictive capabilities
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.4
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Application performance management console
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Collaboration tools
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.5
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Virtualization monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Server availability and performance monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.0
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
IT Asset Discovery
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Monitoring Tasks

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Remote monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Reporting

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Performance data reports
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Customizable reporting
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Data visualization
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Security

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Adinistraor access control
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Pros

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

  • The recorder is clunky and must be run on a local machine.
  • It does not support frames.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.1
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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
I only use dpa
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
Takes time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

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No answers yet
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Support Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 7.9
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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Solarwinds support is top-notch, and while we rarely have to call them, they are always very helpful when we do.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

At the time we purchased WPM we were not aware of alternatives and therefore did not compare them.
John Predmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Usability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Performance

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Support Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Online Training

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Scalability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

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