SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Review
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 07, 2020

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is being used by the IT department to monitor the activity, health, resources, etc. of the servers within the organization. It provides us with a realtime dashboard of what is currently happening within the server environment and enables us to respond quickly to any problems encountered, thus maximizing productivity due to minimized business downtime.
  • It provides agentless server monitoring. This is useful since some application owners aren't fond of having agents installed on their servers.
  • It provides root cause analysis enabling us to identify why certain application servers are slow.
  • There is no real downside to using this product as they have many features.
  • Can become expensive due to the licensing costs.
The advantage of this tool is that during your cloud journey from on-premise to cloud, it enables you to compare the performance with baseline data and use historical analysis to determine resources needed when moving to the cloud. Also, regardless of
where applications are deployed, it can provide detailed metrics about the health, availability, and performance of the business applications.
The IT staff are able to save lots of time and effort by making use of the capability where it can automatically discover devices as well as update the application maps on a regular basis. It also assists in keeping IT documentation updated as it provides you with the ability to easily create a complete map of the IT infrastructure environment, showing links between applications and servers (virtual and physical).
Yes, the benefit is that the software enables you to drill down further in order to diagnose application response time and performance issues. It also provides granular timestamp details which can help analyze the root cause of alerts in warning and critical stages. These are some of the benefits of software-assisted IT to discover how the underlying infrastructure was affecting application health.
  • Improved ROI since IT could resolve the issue before it impacted business.
  • Assisted in resolving IT infrastructure and application issues faster.
  • SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer
The product is suitable for the data-center since it can monitor technologies such as servers, application software, virtual machines, Active Directory, cloud environments, etc. It is also a good tool for Microsoft environments as it can monitor Windows servers, AD, IIS, DC, etc., as well as being integrated with MS SCOM. This feature extends the functionality of SCOM to 3rd Party and custom applications, etc. all from one dashboard.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
8
Database monitoring
8
Threshold alerts
8
Predictive capabilities
8
Application performance management console
8
Collaboration tools
7
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
7
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
7
Virtualization monitoring
8
Server availability and performance monitoring
8
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
8
IT Asset Discovery
8