Take the hassle out of IT Infrastructure
Updated August 21, 2018

Take the hassle out of IT Infrastructure

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

We use SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor on a day to day basis. Setting up the software was easy. We just create our subnets and the software scans the subnet and does the rest. We created different types of alerts for different devices. We have over 300 servers, applications, and networks we monitor. We have alerts tied to specific applications which alert different departments that handle those applications. We created a helpdesk node monitor to display on our TVs. It will show the current status of critical servers and items that are down. We manage 33 different locations that all connect to our data center. It is important to know when there is an outage for one of our locations. SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor alerts us when it happens so we can get the issue resolved. It is a great product to have!
  • Server Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Cost is high
  • Node maps could be easier to sort.
  • Alerts on issues
  • Minimizes downtime
SolarWinds is a lot easier to manage and configure. The web based GUI is nice compared to open source.
Great for medium - enterprise size companies. If you have a lot of servers and networks you manage it is a must.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
Application performance management console
Collaboration tools
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Virtualization monitoring
Server availability and performance monitoring
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
IT Asset Discovery

Using SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Using SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Adding New Nodes
  • Customization of pages and widgets
  • The GUI Interface is well setup
  • Alerts can sometimes be confusing to setup. There are tons of options which can take time to figure out the right option to monitor.
  • Some devices are not well known to SolarWinds like Nutanix. You would have to manually setup MIBS to poll against.