SolarWINS (Solarwinds) allows us to be more efficient
August 02, 2019

SolarWINS (Solarwinds) allows us to be more efficient

Robert Huffman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

We’re using it across the whole company. We use it to monitor AD, services for business applications, and services for web servers. It allows us to identify failed services for our business applications. It also allows us to see monitor AD replication and DHCP address allocation. It also tracks if our websites are up or down.
  • It is a quick and easy install
  • Easy to monitor built-in Windows services
  • Gives the ability to monitor custom services
  • Ties seamlessly with the rest of the Orion platform
  • Basic monitoring requires many licenses
  • Alerting and monitoring can be very chatty
  • Lots of configuration is required to reduce false-positives
  • We are able to do much more with a smaller staff
  • We are more efficient if find the cause of problems much quicker - don’t chase the wrong cause
  • Require the service of external network support much less often, saving those costs
  • Able to identify problems very quickly, before our users are greatly impacted
Very inclusive product, but too expensive and had more tools than we needed. Like the al a carte approach.
Well suited when you need to know more than just if a server is up or down. SAM allows you to see if your applications on the server are up or down. Less suited for general uptime or downtime of a server.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Not Rated
Threshold alerts
Not Rated
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
Not Rated
Server availability and performance monitoring
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
IT Asset Discovery
Not Rated