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Bret Brutlag | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 14, 2020

be prepared to roll up your sleeves

Score 8 out of 10
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SAM is very useful, the monitors provide relevant information. The lower rating was more to deficiencies in the Orion web platform than to SAM itself. It is very rigid and cumbersome to customize for a particular users role.
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ZAREH OHANIAN (MSM, CISSP, ITIL) | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 14, 2020

Infrastructure at a glance with DB as a side note

Score 8 out of 10
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The product works and provides us an insight as what is taking place in the environment. Also relatively speaking it is easy to setup and run to get quick value out of the product and the overhead is low.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 02, 2020

SAM and NPM are a great match

Score 10 out of 10
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Very easy and intuitive to use. There are a lot of options, but after spending some time diving through it all, it seems to flow smoothly.
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Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 05, 2019

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is a solid and easy to use tool

Score 7 out of 10
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What makes this product great is that it is easy to setup and configure. Many products are very time consuming to get setup and implement. This leads to a delay in their use, and slow adoption. Because of the ease of use of Solarwinds we have gotten a lot of use out of it.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 02, 2018

SolarWinds SAM is a helpful tool to that provides a single place for staff to monitor applications.

Score 8 out of 10
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Once you learn about how SAM is configured and setup it becomes relatively easy to spin up multiple custom monitoring portals. Many different people from different departments in ITD have learned how to use it and have become familiar with its capabilities. It is also updated often with new patches with new functionality and stability.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 13, 2018

SAM from the perspective of MS SQL and application monitoring

Score 9 out of 10
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The product is one of the most usable we own. Even though the processes are complex Solarwinds has created a surprisingly intuitive UI. Additional products are quick to setup and support has always been helpful if we get stuck. I rate it at 9 simply because I don't give 10s. Nothing is perfect in technology.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (238)
Database monitoring (206)
Threshold alerts (241)
Predictive capabilities (193)
Application performance management console (214)
Collaboration tools (128)
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications (226)
Application dependency mapping and thresholding (192)
Virtualization monitoring (207)
Server availability and performance monitoring (240)
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting (221)
IT Asset Discovery (175)

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.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Features

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

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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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, Nagios Core, IBM Tivoli Monitoring, Microsoft System Center, DX Application Performance Management (formerly CA APM), SiteScope (formerly HP SiteScope), ManageEngine Applications Manager

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.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Support Options

 Paid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English