Solarwinds Server and App Monitor Critique
August 30, 2018

Solarwinds Server and App Monitor Critique

Rychar Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Solarwinds Server and Application is currently being used by the IT Systems Engineering team of the IT Department. It is used to monitor the health, services and statistics of all infrastructure devices and web servers across the organization.

Pros

  • Solarwinds monitors physical and virtual equipment
  • The setup is quick and its easy to get going for small to mid-size organizations

Cons

  • Monitoring of virtual infrastructure equipment. More options than the following.
  • SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor has allowed us to react and identify issues quickly.
  • The application has allowed us to predict and avoid certain situations and possible critical outages
Solarwinds has a more comprehensive alerting system than both products
Solarwinds is easier to set up than Netbrains and Nagios
Solarwinds is well suited for our webserver environment. It detects and monitors the health of the webservers and the virtual load balancer. It monitors the services collectively across the web servers.

In Scenarios where attempting monitoring from Cloud/on-premise or on-premise/cloud deployments. This application needs further work.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
9
Database monitoring
6
Threshold alerts
10
Predictive capabilities
9
Application performance management console
9
Collaboration tools
8
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
9
Virtualization monitoring
9
Server availability and performance monitoring
9
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
9
IT Asset Discovery
9

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