SAM a great all purpose Monitoring and Alerting Tool
December 07, 2018

SAM a great all purpose Monitoring and Alerting Tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) is used in a small group in our corporation. We use it to monitor servers and storage in the content production group.

Pros

  • Monitors on Prem and Cloud Assets
  • Easy to configure alerts
  • Wide variety of templates and applications it can monitor out of the box.

Cons

  • Deployment is pretty easy but could be simplified.
  • Integration with other SolarWinds products could improve.
  • SAM has simplified our monitoring solution freeing up engineer time to work on other things.
  • The speed to resolution to an issue has also increased.
Monitoring solutions are usually tricky to install, confgure and maintain. SAM is easy in all of those aspects. It is not super hard to configure or set up and day-to-day operation is simple as well. It is also nice that it is back by a company with a very good support staff if you run in to problems they can help.
SolarWinds SAM is a great tool to monitor large installations. It is especially nice if other SolarWinds tools are being used, the integration between the tools can really be helpful. At first during implementation you have to dedicate some time to the process to get everything configured correctly.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
9
Database monitoring
Not Rated
Threshold alerts
10
Predictive capabilities
8
Application performance management console
8
Collaboration tools
8
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
8
Virtualization monitoring
9
Server availability and performance monitoring
9
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
9
IT Asset Discovery
Not Rated

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