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

8.7
87%

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

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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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  • Realtime monitoring of common OS and application metrics.
  • Visibility of past performance issues for server application events/issues.
  • Fast, out-of-the-box setup.
  • Provides basic monitoring/visibility. Visibility into detailed/fine-grained issues best suited for more specialized/expensive solutions.
  • Licensing per monitored application rapidly uses up purchased license count.
  • More out-of-the-box templates or easier setup of monitoring less-common applications would make the solution more appealing given the target audience of the product.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Handling API requests.
  • Monitoring SQL thresholds.
  • Monitoring DHCP pools.
  • Cover non-windows based applications.
  • API Poller doesn't provide friendly messages when getting issues to retrieve info.
  • Unable to edit Authorization Poller settings.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Monitors windows and linux servers.
  • NETFLOW based data traffic.
  • Scripting and automating actions.
  • Integration with other tools.
  • Robust and well-distributed architecture.
  • Constant updates and specialized support center.
  • Training and educational content.
  • Capacity reports.
  • Modern interface.
  • Possibility to use other OS and DB as platform software, in addition to Windows and SQL Server.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Alerts- SolarWinds Server Application Monitor can send alerts based on high disk and CPU usage as well as Server up/down among other criteria
  • Monitor Azure Severs
  • Monitor Hyper-V
  • Monitor VMware
  • Monitor SQL instances
  • Alerts can be easier to create. I understand the need for complex alerting and appreciate that but there should also be a simple way to create basic alerts
January 27, 2022

True Insight

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Discovers servers in our environment
  • Monitors both servers and applications in our environment
  • Monitors hardware health
  • Allow more granular control of application templates
  • Provide suggestions based on trends
  • provide a dark theme option
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Monitoring Windows servers
  • Monitoring applications and services
  • Alerts and reports
  • Real-time stats and status updates
  • Monitoring non-Microsoft OS
  • Database engine requires a lot of tuning and maintenance
  • Frequent updates and security vulnerabilities require immediate attention
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Monitor Azure Cloud Severs- We use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Active Directory and DNS on Several DCs published on Azure Cloud.
  • Monitor Hyper V and VMware - SolarWinds SAM monitors applications on both Hyper V and VMware, while also monitoring the physical host machines.
  • It also helps us monitor Warranty expiration for physical servers.
  • Server Warranty Information: We have had issues where the expiration date was wrong.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Custom Script (Windows, Powershell, Python, Perl, [etc.])
  • Performance Stacks (Dashboards) based on data collected from [SolarWinds] SAM Templates
  • Application dependency Mapping for some [SolarWinds] SAM Templates
  • Additional Templates for monitoring applications (JBoss, JMX, etc.)
  • Dependency Mapping for these applications
  • More Application Performance Management features
Score 9 out of 10
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  • [Provides] detailed monitoring [on] Windows server
  • Virtual Infrastructure monitoring capabilities
  • Linux environment and custom services monitoring
  • Alerting services
  • Grouping applications
  • Assigning services to individual systems for monitoring
  • MAPs creation
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Monitoring Servers Uptime.
  • Monitoring Application and Services.
  • CPU and RAM utilisation alert.
  • Microsoft Services.
  • Virtualisation.
  • Database.
  • I found SAM already updating and improving day by day.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • WAN activity monitoring
  • Critical network applications monitoring
  • Seamless integration with the Orion platform
  • Software App monitoring would be good.
  • Scaled down versions would be good.
  • Budget friendly for SME use version would be good.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • SAM keeps historical data on usage so it is great to forecast resource needs such as RAM and CPU.
  • Alerts can be greatly customized and anyone from the local admin to the app owner can be alerted on the issue.
  • Hard to say what features are missing since it's more of the training of the user and their imagination which is most likely the bottleneck in most deployments.
January 19, 2022

SAM I AM

Score 8 out of 10
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  • The simple addition of nodes.
  • Lots of templates that help with application monitoring.
  • Community input is very helpful.
  • Some of the documentation doesn't make much sense to a new user, need to show use cases.
  • Creating graphs and custom dashboards seems overly complicated.
  • Having to use SQL queries in several scenarios for various widgets shouldn't be needed.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • live alerting in a timely manner
  • nice customization for various sets of users with different expectations
  • simple and fast discovery and implementation on servers
  • KPI aggregation and high level reporting (for non technical people)
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The layout and feel of the product first and foremost. You can have a product which can do everything under the sun, however if it's lacking visually or hard to navigate, it's not very useful.
  • Seamless integration of assets between the various modules of SolarWinds, makes it a breeze to monitor or report on the environment.
  • Customisation - All aspects of the software is customisable, whether its reporting or when it comes monitoring configuration, SolarWinds SAM allows you to customise it fully to your environment so you achieve the best outcomes when it comes to monitoring and alerting.
  • The get the best out of it requires a decent amount of knowledge of the product. In saying that, you could absolutely get the basics up and running using their how-to's and built in wizards, and with continual use find your way around and customise it further to your environment to best serve your organisation/objectives.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • Support aspect of the operation could be better in terms of assisting new customers to get up and running quickly.
  • Some of the options can be simplified, broken up into simple vs. advanced properties.
  • More access to knowledge is always useful whether that is a knowledge hub or easy access to support engineers for guidance with specific requests.