My Tool for My IT Environment
January 19, 2022

My Tool for My IT Environment

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

[My organization] installed SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor for complete Infrastructure on both physical, virtual, and cloud environments [for] monitoring of system resources utilization [on] over 50+ devices. [It] worked great with Windows and Linux servers and an additional advantage on monitoring some custom-made services with ease. Alerting services helped to a [greater extent] to act in [a] timely fashion. A great and fantastic product to use and recommend to anyone without [needing a] second opinion.
  • [Provides] detailed monitoring [on] Windows server
  • Virtual Infrastructure monitoring capabilities
  • Linux environment and custom services monitoring
  • Alerting services
  • Grouping applications
  • Assigning services to individual systems for monitoring
  • MAPs creation
  • A worthy product for the money spent.
  • [The] renewal cost is [a] bit expensive.
  • [I believe it] should introduce licensing with scalable units or [a] per-device licensing feature.
In comparison to Spiceworks [Connectivity Dashboard,] SolarWinds [has] way [more] features and [an] easy-to-use system. ManageEngine [Application Control Plus] also provides a good look [at the] dashboard but needs a lot more enhancements when it comes to real-time monitoring. PRTG [Network Monitor] could be a good competitor for Solarwinds [Server and Application Monitor] and can be rated almost the same. [The] support level of SolarWinds [maintains the] upper hand when the products [are] compared.

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A great product for monitoring systems on [a] Windows platform of any version, easy to use and configure. [The] user-friendly discovery services [for] Linux monitoring is made really easy. Custom applications and custom devices monitoring is good but needs to improve a bit in configuration of applications grouping and assigning services to the systems. MAPs need to be enhanced for creation and built-in icons.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
Application performance management console
Collaboration tools
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

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Premier Support

Feature Questions

  • Server monitoring on both Windows and Linux platforms
  • Custom applications monitoring
  • Custom devices monitored without SNMP support
  • Price
SolarWinds prices are [a] bit expensive when compared to other vendor products. Some vendors provide Network monitoring and Server monitoring in a single tool whereas with SolarWinds, [there are] different prices for [each] product. If SolarWinds [could] integrate Network [monitoring] tools and Server monitoring tools into a single license [platform], then it would be [the best option] for users to make an easy decision to go with SolarWinds products.

Evaluating SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor and Competitors

My complete selection process for SolarWinds products is based on the pricings provided. We have evaluated other vendor products, which are quite competitive with SolarWinds products, but the major difference is [that] the different products of SolarWinds require additional [pricing] whereas the other vendors integrated many tools into a single license.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support cares about my success
We have purchased the support during the initial time. Later, [we discovered that] the product was easy-to-use and is a very stable product [that] did not [have] any performance problems, [so] any IT personnel can easily manage [and handle] the product without the support.
The SolarWinds support team is very well educated [on] their product and is very helpful and [patient]. We used the product, SolarWinds [Server and Application Monitor], and twice we encountered serious problems where the support team was very cooperative to help and resolve our issue in [a] timely fashion. Also, the extended support after hours [are] amazing.
There [have been] multiple times when [a] SolarWinds Support representative provided [us] with exceptional support. Once, we had a system crash and the team helped us a lot to restore the data. Secondly, I remember the time when we want to integrate [a] few MAPs into the tool, and the support team was really exceptional.

Using SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Discovery of the servers and services
  • Alerting system
  • Virtualization monitoring
  • Dashboard features
  • Group of applications configuration
  • MAP generation