Server & Application Monitor

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SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor automatically discovers network devices and typically deploys in about an hour.

SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack.

SolarWinds® SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customise. You can automatically discover your system’s environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Application Availability & Performance Monitoring
SolarWinds SAM supports monitoring over 200 enterprise applications right out of the box, including Windows®, Linux®, Java®, AD®, SharePoint®, Citrix®, and more. You can easily extend monitoring to any custom or home-grown applications, and leverage your existing scripts to build new monitors.

Deep Monitoring of Microsoft Exchange, IIS and SQL Server
The built-in AppInsight™ monitoring templates deliver deep visibility to help you identify complex performance issues in Microsoft® Exchange™, IIS™, and SQL Server®.

  • Exchange: View mailbox database status and storage, identify replication issues, and monitor user mailbox activity.
  • IIS: Monitor availability of websites and application pools, report SSL certificate expiration, and perform remote actions to start/stop application pools.
  • SQL Server: Monitor connections, sessions, database transactions, disk I/O, storage, latches, locks, SQL agent job status, expensive queries by CPU time, and more.

Server Performance Monitoring
Ensure peak server performance by monitoring key performance metrics of your multi-vendor server infrastructure including HP®, Dell®, IBM®, and more.

  • Monitor availability, response time, and hardware health of multi-vendor physical and virtual servers.
  • Track CPU, memory, and disk usage, and forecast when capacity will run out.
  • Remotely remediate server issues, including terminating runaway processes, starting/stopping services, rebooting servers, etc.

Server Volume Monitoring & Capacity Planning
Monitor server storage volumes, disk usage, and capacity metrics out of the box. Integration with SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor provides deeper insight to troubleshoot storage issues in SAN and NAS environments.

Built-in Virtualisation Monitoring
Alongside physical servers, monitor health and availability of VMware® and Hyper-V® virtual hosts and guests. SolarWinds SAM helps you identify if an application issue is due to the virtual environment or not. Integration with SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager provides deeper insight to troubleshoot virtualisation issues.

Application Dependency Mapping
Using the built-in AppStack™ dashboard, you get a contextual view of how applications are linked to other components within the IT infrastructure, including servers, virtual machines, and storage systems. Easily visualise application dependencies across various layers of the IT stack to help you discover the root cause of application issues faster.

IT Asset Inventory Management
Administrators can now maintain a centralized view of current hardware and software asset inventory to include server warranty status, driver software, hard drive inventory, and custom properties, such as PO number and purchase price.

Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring
Deep packet inspection analyses network traffic packets to help you see network latency, response time, and the impact of network performance on specific applications. Gain immediate insight into network latency and application latency to identify whether the issue is with the network or the application.

Correlated Alerts & Performance Reporting
Get actionable information at the right time with advanced alerting, expert advice, and an easyto-use Web interface. Focus your attention on real problems with intelligent alerts based on parent and child dependencies and baseline data. Quickly configure alerts for correlated events, sustained conditions, and complex combinations of device states. In addition, get access to over 100 Web-based reports that are ready to use and easy to customize and share immediately.

Agentless & Agent-Based Monitoring
SolarWinds SAM is an agentless software that you can use to monitor applications, servers, and your virtual infrastructure on-premises. The optional agent deployment extends monitoring to the cloud, such as Amazon® EC2, Microsoft® Azure, and Rackspace®. The agent also helps monitor servers in remote locations (DMZ, behind NAT/firewall, over WAN, satellite connection, etc.), where agentless polling would be difficult.

SolarWinds SAM is part of the SolarWinds Orion® line of IT management software. SAM seamlessly integrates with other Orion products, including Network Performance Monitor, Virtualisation Manager, Storage Resource Monitor, and Web Performance Monitor for unified IT monitoring.

SolarWinds SAM is licensed by the number of component monitors, which is any measurement of application health and availability. Examples of component monitors include a performance counter, a service, or a process, a URL, and so on.