Solarwinds review
February 12, 2016

Solarwinds review

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Solarwinds is used to monitor the Windows and Networking systems here. Limited Linux monitoring currently. This allows easy and quick setup with canned alerting options that don't require a Master's degree in Engineering to complete (i.e. MS System Center). Excellent configurable dashboard options and good reporting. Historical info that can be compared cross platform.
  • Excellent setup to production use timing
  • Easily configurable dashboards and reporting
  • Strong user community support for custom queries
  • Agentless connectivity
  • Full fault tolerance is a purchased item - should be included as standard
  • Better separation of users areas
  • Excellent tool for single pane of glass with real ROI cost benefits
  • Assists in performance reviews when requests for additional resources come in
Way less expensive than SCOM and much faster time to deployment. Much less manual work than Nagios and much easier to customize quickly.
Well suited as a single cross platform monitoring tool that is way less expensive than other "for purchase" options and even over most open source/freeware.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
Not Rated
Application performance management console
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
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