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- Server health, using insight through WMI for what Microsoft is seeing from within the box.
- Monitoring services/apps through AppInsight and being able to add specific services not included or for other applications.
- Sometimes and easy button would be nice to simplify the views and data collected.
- Sales calls are persistent for anyone who has any involvement, which is just plain annoying.
- It does a good job of letting us know when a server goes offline, or when it is rebooted.
- It warns us when we are getting low on disk space.
- It lets us know if a node on the network, such as a switch or other critical network device, is offline.
- It provides feedback in the case of an outage, letting us know time and the resources that were impacted by the outage.
- Most alerting tools are a challenge to get fine tuned, Solar winds is no exception to this.
- The GUI for managing the Alerts is pretty klunky and could use a face lift.
- The application monitor portion is a little more challenging to get setup. To the point that we don't use it very much.
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor was able to give info on certs that are going to expire, which helped us renew before they caused an outage.
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor module gave us insights into resource utilization for multiple servers due to which the debugging and fixing of issues was very easy.
- Alerting is broken for us. When we asked about it, we were told it is a bug and to upgrade our SolarWinds. It is a very huge upgrade. We didn't even get a workaround.
- Support is sometimes very slow.
- It integrates with MS Windows, so you can keep track of services, processes or nic utilization/bandwidth.
- You can also view the history of a lot of the monitor you choose. It can be helpful to isolate an issue if it's happening at a regular interval.
- Linux and non-Windows OSs are supported using SNMP and even an agent if want to take advantage of other Solarwinds features.
- It plays nice with other software, so you won't have conflicts with monitoring. Always a plus if more than one team is looking at data on the host.
- Not much to say here. If you think of something, check the community. Not really a con, just like anything, do some research.
- Provides thw ability to look at specific application counters/parameters and their values.
- Pinpoints bottlenecks in application flows.
- Ability to recommend specific remediation steps for addressing issues.
- Better application flow visibility.
- It provides agentless server monitoring. This is useful since some application owners aren't fond of having agents installed on their servers.
- It provides root cause analysis enabling us to identify why certain application servers are slow.
- There is no real downside to using this product as they have many features.
- Can become expensive due to the licensing costs.
- The granularity in its alerts and reporting gives me access to critical information, especially in compliance.
- Its LDAP integration with Active Directory really helps in keeping organized our "Master List" of network-connected devices.
- Once, when my Windows Server Update Service was unavailable, was able to implement patches through it.
- The GUI is very user intuitive.
- I would much like to see the modules sold in categorically grouped bundles, such as a networking bundle which would include all modules relating to the network.
- Would love to see an addition of an API or something like that to connect to VMware Vcenters.
- Found that if you acknowledge alerts, it makes it very difficult to remediate them inside of the program.
- Shared application templates
- Application alerting
- Adding new features
- Setup can take time.
- Some settings are difficult to find if you don't spend a lot of time in the system.
- There are a lot of templates which is good and bad, writing your own takes knowledge not all have.
Overall, this approach brought visibility to business application issues, thus reinforcing the business objectives while also gaining more foothold on the infrastructure.
- In general, the slough of SNMP Traps and Monitors is a good start.
- Automation beyond the SNMP layer is easy.
- The integration with other products could use a bit of polishing. It's not hard or impossible, just a bit clunky.
- Implementation of the application monitors is a small challenge to learn, but once you have the hang of it, it is overall elegant.
- I like the port monitor alert. It's in real time with alert.
- Netpath helps me push my ISP when they are not being truthful about their downtimes.
- I would lean more towards the bugs repair for now.
- The PMS connect error issue.
1. Network confirmation items status monitoring
2. Mass application and patch deployment
3. Network traffic flow stats
- Ease of use, simple and easy to set-up and issue.
- Priced right for our organization.
- Having so many modules, can take some doing to understand what you need or want.
- Additional mobile app/device monitoring.
- Monitors Windows IIS for responsiveness.
- Monitors SQL servers and gives us insight into what resources need to be modified.
- Monitors our applications on our LInux DHCP/DNS servers for responsiveness.
- Need a tie to firewall/security applications.
- More templates, easier template creation.
- More feedback when adding applications, hard to know what is failing when setting up.
- It is relatively easy to install and operate which helps a lot when you have a small IT staff.
- It does not have a large compute/ram need, thus it is sitting in the background and does its job without getting noticed.
- It provides a solid overview of network performance. I would like to have more control over the reporting capabilities and get more graphical (like a show of the US map with our POPs, etc).
- The DB monitor recommendations are great the tool helps my DBA greatly.
- I like to have control over the reports for the network. For example, I like the show of the US map with our POPs.
- Ability to trend over time much like AppDynamics AI that knows on Mondays we had heavy usage thus it is normal and does not alarm us. SMART metrics that is.
- It monitors many devices, which gives it flexibility.
- It has a solid graphics interface, and with some API use one can present graphical reports that are strong.
- It does not require much maintenance, and the upgrade path is relatively painless.
- I would like the ability to set trending 'capacity' thresholds. For example, I would like to know that someone is pushing 10Meg of data per min on the pipe for 3 minutes. I would like to get notifications on that.
- High quality Performance monitoring tool
- Centralized monitoring tool
- One of the best APM software in the market
- The costs are one of the factors, as there are so many.
- The GUI could be more user-friendly and improved for users.
- Server monitoring.
- App monitoring.
- Logging and debugging.
- Alerts setup.
- And customizing different monitoring metrics.
- Very customizable so you only get what you are looking for.
- Works great out of box with the built in templates.
- User templates uploaded to Thwack allow you to find a solution to a monitoring problem without implementing it from scratch.
- Too integrated into the suite of products. Fields that are needed for network equipment must be filled out for servers and applications.
- Real-time data reporting - During mandatory state testing periods, it allows us to keep servers load balanced and running under 50% load.
- Application monitoring - I have several UPS's deployed throughout our district. The application monitoring allows me to see runtimes, schedule battery replacements, monitoring of loads.
- Our database servers are crucial to our daily operations. By monitoring the databases, our DBA's can keep up with database programming to keep things from slowing down and build efficient reports that won't slow the system down.
- Better documentation. Documentation is in a true technical format. Some easier documentation would help the new people entering into monitoring engineering get their software instance up and running quicker.
- Better up-time of devices. SolarWinds does a great job of letting us know when a system goes offline. Either via a failed ping response or WMI query to the Windows-based server, or even SNMP to a network device.
- Service monitoring. We have used SolarWinds to monitor Windows services on various machines. It can alert us if the service fails and even restart that service if would like it to.
- Configuration change. SolarWinds help us deploy switching configuration changes. It also has an HTML based SSH console for switch management that is very convenient.
- The UI still need a large refresh. The system seems very slow at times.
- Editing a "node" property is slow and clunky. There are long wait times dues to entire pages refreshing.
- No PowerShell scripting support to control SolarWinds for mass changes.
- Provides accurate reporting on server and application uptimes
- Presents data in an easy to read format, which can be customized to user's needs
- Easily customizable to monitor complex applications
- Can be complicated to learn, if you are managing multiple products
- Possibility for information overload and clutter without customization
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About SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot issues faster. The vendor’s value proposition is that this solution prevents slow applications and downtime from impacting end-users and business services. Users can use this tool to pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack.
The vendor says SolarWinds SAM is affordable, easy to deploy, use and customize. Users can automatically discover their systems environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.
SAM is built on SolarWinds Orion® platform enabling native integration with Network Performance Monitor and other IT management software from SolarWinds.
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SAM pricing starts at $2,995.
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