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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8 out of 100
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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.
Bevan-Leigh Hussey | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Very suited for medium to the large-sized infrastructure where you have a lot of services to monitor. It may be overkill for small infrastructures where you can use the providers' source of metrics instead.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

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

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

  • AWS Cost analysis across multiple accounts.
  • Identification of orphaned and underutilized resources.
  • Easy integration to your AWS account.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
Mark Swanholm | 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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

  • It can be tricky to set-up depending on what you want to do.
  • They have their own proprietary way of visualizing metrics, which is clever but does have a slight learning curve.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Anytime we've had issues they have been very responsive and professional.
Adam O'Connor | 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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

We strongly prefer Metricly for AWS Cost Analysis -- whereas other tools are easier to use on a traditional monitoring basis. To be clear, Merticly's monitoring tools are GREAT, but they require tuning and manual setup that we didn't have the time for on a small Platform Operations team. We have worked closely with Metricly to expand on their cost analysis capabilities, and plan to use them going forward.
Mark Swanholm | 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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

  • We were able to decrease AWS costs with its predictive analytics by 20% YOY.
Mark Swanholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Usability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Performance

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Support Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)
10.0

Online Training

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

Scalability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
CloudWisdom, by Virtana (formerly Metricly)

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