Infrastructure monitoring
May 15, 2019

Infrastructure monitoring

Nathan Wolford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Solarwinds is being utilized by our IT department. Both Infrastructure and Application owners use the application. It addresses several areas of concern for us. The most addressed issue that it serves is up/down of server and networking gear as well as CPU and memory utilization across 4 data-centers. Also, we have replaced a couple of other monitoring solutions with Solarwinds product. The latest utilized Solarwind product is WPM.
  • Up/Down alerts, memory, and CPU utilization alerting.
  • Ease of use.
  • Hardware monitoring.
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Chassis monitoring.
  • Alert testing to see which servers would be impacted.
  • No additional ability to have monitors based on scripts.
Solarwinds has a great solution in the Infrastructure space. Overall, we have been pleased with the usage of Solarwinds. It would be nice to have the ability to do script monitors which would give us a way to replace site scope.
We have had some issues trying to monitor UCS Blades and Fabric interconnects core infrastructure. It does a great job of monitoring each individual server but lacks the ability to understand which FI is in standby and which one is active. It would be nice to have this functionality built in.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
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