SolarWinds SAM

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Server & Application Monitor

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 customize. You can automatically discover your system’s environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

 

SERVER & APPLICATION MONITOR AT A GLANCE

» Out-of-the-box monitoring templates for 200+ enterprise applications.

» Extend monitoring to virtually any custom or home-grown applications.

» Isolate root cause of issues by visualizing application relationship with underlying infrastructure layers.

» Monitor server hardware health, perform capacity forecasting, and manage asset inventory.

» Remediate server issues remotely with built-in troubleshooting tools.

FEATURES

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 Virtualization 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 Virtualization Manager provides deeper insight to troubleshoot virtualization 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 visualize 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 analyzes 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.