SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Review
Devbrath Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 17, 2020

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Review

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

It is being used to monitor servers and application metrics all over the many Infosys clients' IT environments. I use it to gather metrics of servers CPU, Memory, Disk, and much more and alert on them. Also, it is very useful to monitor application processes and performance counters and set up an alert for them.
  • Server metrics monitoring
  • Application metrics monitoring
  • No transaction monitoring
We are monitoring CPU, Disk, and Memory at the server level and we are monitoring applications like reporting applications, security applications, compliance applications, etc. It has helped us a lot. We have different kinds of scheduled reports, including for availability, disk usage, etc. to keep us posted. We have remediation action alerts like starting up IIS pools automatically when they go down and much more.
  • We have unlimited licenses and we are monitoring more than 4000 nodes.
  • So, it provides a good return on investment.
We selected SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor over AppDynamics because SolarWinds product suited our needs better. We needed better infrastructure monitoring and internal application monitoring brought from other vendors. If we wanted to monitor an application that was being developed by our company and we needed to track every transaction of it then we would have gone for AppDynamics, but SolarWinds was a better fit for our use case.


Direct access to most experience support engineers - They respond faster. I like that the most.
It was insightful and I thank SolarWinds for such service.
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is well suited for the environment where we need to monitor infrastructure architecture and applications purchased from other vendors. It is not suitable to monitor the applications made by the organization itself as it doesn't give full stack trace and is unable to monitor business transactions.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
8
Database monitoring
7
Threshold alerts
10
Predictive capabilities
7
Application performance management console
8
Collaboration tools
10
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
10
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
10
Server availability and performance monitoring
10
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
10
IT Asset Discovery
10