SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Overview

Recent Reviews

Server and Application Monitoring made easy

10
January 27, 2022
I work at a University and we use SolarWinds Server Application Monitor to monitor about 250 servers. We monitor in-house servers …
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True Insight

10
January 27, 2022
I use SolarWinds Server Application Monitor to monitor my infrastructure as well as applications within that environment. It provides a …
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SolarWinds SAM - A Great Product

9
January 21, 2022
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) provides our organization visibility into the performance and availability of our servers …
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Solarwinds SAM Review

10
January 20, 2022
Solarwinds SAM provides visibility into the performance and availability of our servers and applications. It provides email notifications …

Robust Server and Application Monitoring Solution

9
January 19, 2022
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor (SAM) is used for monitoring servers, applications, and databases in our environment. We have …
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My Tool for My IT Environment

9
January 19, 2022
[My organization] installed SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor for complete Infrastructure on both physical, virtual, and cloud …
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Great product for use in Education

10
January 19, 2022
We use it to monitor our employee and student information services. Specifically, it lets us see what servers are running hotter than …
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Best monitoring product for IT

10
January 19, 2022
It's a very powerful product, we are using for Servers and Applications monitoring for HQ and DR sites. We found it very powerful for …
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Great App Services Monitoring Tool

8
January 19, 2022
[SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM)] is a good friend for administrators of the Orion. The extensive WAN activity monitoring …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2022
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2021
TrustRadius Best of Award, Best Of Usability 2021

Popular Features

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Server availability and performance monitoring (272)

9.5
95%

Threshold alerts (273)

9.2
92%

Application monitoring (268)

9.1
91%

Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications (258)

8.4
84%

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What is SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor?

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities. SAM allows for self-service for easy setup, 1200+ monitoring templates, and customization options, as well as integrate with other SolarWinds products.

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Application Performance Management

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Product Details

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.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Features

  • Supported: Single Web interface to monitor multi-vendor applications and server infrastructure.
  • Supported: Out-of-the-box monitoring templates for 200+ enterprise applications.
  • Supported: Easily extend monitoring to virtually any custom or home-grown applications.
  • Supported: Gain contextual visibility of relationships and dependencies between applications and physical and virtual servers.
  • Supported: Monitor server hardware health, perform capacity forecasting, and manage asset inventory. Remediate server issues remotely with built-in management actions.
  • Supported: Monitor VMware and Hyper-V environments to identify problems impacting application performance.
  • Supported: Centrally manage IT asset inventory and keep track of server hardware and software information.
  • Supported: Leverage the wealth of built-in alerts and reports, and easily customize them as needed.
  • Supported: SAM is an agentless monitoring software. Optional agent installation extends monitoring to the cloud.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Screenshots

Multi-vendor application performance monitoringMulti-vendor server monitoringApplication dependency mapping with AppStack™ dashboardMicrosoft Exchange performance monitoring with AppInsight™ templateMicrosoft IIS performance monitoring with AppInsight™ templateServer hardware health monitoringBuilt-in virtualization monitoring for VMware and Hyper-V environmentsEasily extend monitoring to any custom or home-grown application

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Videos

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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Integrations

  • Microsoft System Center
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
  • SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
  • SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
  • SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Competitors

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor?

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities. SAM allows for self-service for easy setup, 1200+ monitoring templates, and customization options, as well as integrate with other SolarWinds products.

What is SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor's best feature?

Reviewers rate Server availability and performance monitoring highest, with a score of 9.5.

Who uses SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor?

The most common users of SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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A company that has already invested in the SolarWinds ecosystem can drive additional value by adding Server & Application Monitor. Installing and configuring the additional functionality of SAM can prove to be a very worthwhile investment in most situations. Templates for canned software make the setup quick and efficient. Companies that leverage multi-tiered/in-house applications or require precise details of performance across an entire stack will want to look at solutions from other vendors.
Score 8 out of 10
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It can be used in medium and large companies, the capacity resources must be measured well to be able to guarantee that the monitoring health is satisfactory and well distributed, there are architectural scenarios with high availability and the monitoring schedule does not require many resources. There are several ready-made templates and a large amount of teaching material.
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is a great product for server and application monitoring. We would have bought the product just to monitor in-house servers and applications, but the bonus of being able to handle Azure cloud was a welcome bonus for us.
January 27, 2022

True Insight

Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Server Application Monitor is well suited for any environment where you care about health and uptime. If you are at all concerned about your infrastructure, SolarWinds Sensor Application Monitor is your best friend. I have yet to work in an environment without SolarWinds Server Application Monitor and I can't imagine being successful at a company that doesn't have it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor is well suited for monitoring any server - physical or virtual, applications and services. It excels in monitoring Microsoft OS and some of the major applications. It does a great job generating alerts, although that requires some time and effort investment. It also has an impressive library of canned reports that can be run manually or be scheduled. It does require additional effort and set up to monitor non-Microsoft servers, storage, and other devices
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is well suited for monitoring virtual machines. We have multiple VMs hosted between HyperV, VMware, and Azure. SolarWinds SAM brings the info from all these systems to one place so it simplifies the monitoring process. From this one page, we can view the top applications by CPU, response times, and memory among other things. SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is used to track warranty expiration, but I would advise double-checking the dates when adding the devices to ensure that they are correct
Score 9 out of 10
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We can monitor all our servers - virtual and hardware servers at one time, group them by OS, and determine instantly if the servers are operational. Templates are available for used applications, for example, Windows Active Directory and DNS services.
January 20, 2022

Solarwinds SAM Review

Matthew Plourde | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Solarwinds Server and Application Monitor provides excellent visibility into our servers and applications. It allows us to optimize latency issues, storage issues, and so forth as these key items for functionality and performance begin to reach their thresholds. It helps us resolve these issues before they cause an issue in our production environment.
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds SAM is suited to configure custom monitoring. This includes monitoring log files, error messages in logs, running database queries, and executing custom scripts. This data can be displayed in [an] intuitive dashboard for the NOC team. The [SolarWinds] SAM templates can also be used to manage application availability and uptime for all critical applications. Alerts can be defined for monitoring the [SolarWinds] SAM templates.
Score 9 out of 10
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A great product for monitoring systems on [a] Windows platform of any version, easy to use and configure. [The] user-friendly discovery services [for] Linux monitoring is made really easy. Custom applications and custom devices monitoring is good but needs to improve a bit in configuration of applications grouping and assigning services to the systems. MAPs need to be enhanced for creation and built-in icons.
Score 8 out of 10
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The auto discover feature is a good starting point to discover all the servers and applications in the network. This is then followed by an overview of the dependencies which will show the gaps and spots of poor performance.
January 19, 2022

SAM I AM

Score 8 out of 10
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For IT infrastructure teams, SAM is a great fit, and even including the Linux side seems to be getting better. The application aspect is great but understanding the alerting of application issues vs node issues is a little complicated at times. If we could work on module integration so a simple build of a system that included all applications, node, and infrastructure monitoring would be great.
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is recommended for medium and large organizations where there is a wide infrastructure and it is worth investing in this type of tool to optimize the monitoring of servers in the organization.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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-AS400 / IBMi Environments to monitor services and key metrics such as resource utilization and service status
- Windows Server environments to monitor services and key metrics and receive alerts for critical events.
- Reporting & IT Strategy Planning
- To be able to get a snapshot of your infrastructure and identify areas for improvement