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- Monitoring Method Flexibility
- Great Out of the Box monitoring templates
- Ability to write own script
- All infra in one view
- Cloud Services monitoring out of the box
- Transactions monitoring
- application dependencies can be improved further
- reduce dependency on agent
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor helps monitor the status or some of our most important applications. It has the capability of letting us know when an application goes down which helps us fix the issue faster.
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor helps monitor the resources on servers. By knowing the key components of the server such as CPU, RAM, and storage, we can forecast whether we need to increase or decrease resources on any server.
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor helps us by sending real time alerts when issues occur related to servers that we are monitoring.
- SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor has been extremely helpful for our organization. I can't think of anything to improve on.
- 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.
- 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.
- AppInsight for Exchange gives us stats on DB sizes, mailbox sizes, errors, ETC.
- Email alerts let people in our organization who don't normally log into Solarwinds, get notified of any possible problems
- Historical reporting lets us see trends over time for CPU, memory, repsonse times, disk space, ETC.
- I, personally, had a hard time figuring out how to add AppInsight for Exchange and had a tough time finding any documentation on it. When I figured it out, it was easy, but took me quite a while (and numerous attempts) to get there.
- The new web reporting is difficult to use. In the end, I love how the reports look, but i have to spend a lot of time to get there.
- We get a lot of alerts that we aren't sure what they really mean. A better explanation of why an alert occurred or what it means could be useful in finding the root cause.
- Very easy to set-up.
- Very easy to administer.
- Not a steep learning curve to get to know the product.
- Creating custom alerts for multiple objects can be cumbersome.
- Adding a user account with a password to use for scanning purposes requires a lot of steps.
- Quickly identify potential issues with applications and their root causes.
- Server resource usage can be kept on top of, with additional resources, added before its needed.
- Its simple and intuitive to use.
- Easy to drill down to get the detail behind the headline information.
- Could have more application insights.
- Ability to monitor and graph specific components of servers and applications.
- A various amount of already built templates ready for deployment.
- Fast and easy set up with subnet scans.
- There is no option out of the box for SAM to show you the process that is consuming the most CPU. To be able to do this you need to ensure that the process/service is actually selected for monitoring (this is a problem as we just want to know frequently the top 5 processes consuming the highest CPU without monitoring them all).
- We find the interface a bit slow sometimes (yet, with this being said, we are currently rebuilding to ensure everything is set up right, as we are not sure if it is an environment or application issue).
- Identifying inefficiencies in data serving environments
- Giving access to multiple services and the behind-the-scenes operations
- Showing a view into backend operations on a production system
- The environment took some effort to set up
- Getting familiar with all of the inner workings and settings is time consuming
- Better response time from support techs when you are needing assistance with the installation
- 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.
- Versatility: The program allows for monitoring of almost any system, simple or complex and allows for intricately programmed alerts based on each monitor.
- Ease of use: Type in the URL, and you are greeted with a fully customizable dashboard with any and all of the pertinent features to your workflow.
- Modular: The program itself is very powerful, but the ability to add or remove features based on need is exceptional compared to competitors.
- Help links & additional tool-tips. Having thorough and easy to understand instructions is the most important part of software this comprehensive and it would be great to include direct links to wiki pages.
- Monitor/Alert templates. The program could use more and simpler alerts and monitors.
- Provides specific data on how network is performing.
- Allows for easier management of large amounts of servers.
- Creates a more organized way of reporting out on data.
- Training could have been better so more employees know how to correctly use the system.
- Better price point would allow a company to use more product features.
- Ability to add more custom fields.
- Online training
- Immediately alarms if the disk has not enough free space.
- The most powerful tool is that you can design your own monitor, depending for example on the existence of a file, its size, and its contents.
- Mainly, if the issue is resolved, SAM also alerts.
- Sometimes, changes in the equipment or on the server system cause issues, i.e. change of the FQDN of the server. Resolution is available but when there is a problem with SAM, the monitoring stops, so sometimes it causes more serious problems.
- Volume Monitoring is absolutely Essential
- WPM synthetics are cheap and efficient
- Design is Clunky
- Features are burried
- Regular Users do not like it
- Need to spend a lot of time in it to really understand anything going on.
- It let's you build in depth component monitors to watch almost anything.
- It allows you to grab additional information at the time an alert is triggered to help provide a complete picture for the admin.
- Most of the functions are tied into the API which makes integrations and automations possible.
- 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.
- Alerting- You have the ability to alert on many different things and get pretty granular.
- Dashboard-You can create customized dashboards for different people/groups that can see what they need to see.
- Monitoring- You can also get pretty granular as far as what you want to see, and if they don't have something built-in, things can always be added.
- Some things are kind of hard to find unless you know exactly what you're looking for and where to find it.
- It's a lot to manage for just one or two people.
- Some of the graphs/charts can't be customized in all the ways we want to.
- Gives me the information I need in a dashboard web interface that is easy to read and share with non-IT people.
- It's easy to setup and add new devices to SolarWinds.
- The application is easy to administer and easily installed on virtual servers.
- Needs to be a little easier to set up and manage alerts.
- Mobile viewing could be improved upon
- make it easier to drill down into TCPIP packets from top level views
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Scorecard Summary
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What is 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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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Pricing
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
SAM pricing starts at $2,995.
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