SolarWinds: Good Monitoring Tool!
February 12, 2020

SolarWinds: Good Monitoring Tool!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

We use SAM to monitor many different aspects of our organization. We use insight for multiple IIS servers, as well as checking event logs. It's only used by the IT department. It allows us to monitor performance and catch issues as soon as they happen.

Pros

  • IIS App insight.
  • Alerting on hardware issues (i.e. disk space).

Cons

  • Setup can be confusing.
  • Since it can alert on so much, some settings may be too sensitive.
  • I'd say overall, it's a positive ROI making problem diagnosis easier, however; I don't have any numbers analysis.
We have not used any other software besides SolarWinds.
I think any organization using an in-house application/web server can make use of SolarWinds. I don't see it being useful for organizations using primarily managed cloud services (something like Squarespace, or a managed SQL DB).

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
8
Database monitoring
8
Threshold alerts
8
Predictive capabilities
Not Rated
Application performance management console
8
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
5
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
7
Virtualization monitoring
8
Server availability and performance monitoring
8
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
4
IT Asset Discovery
1

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