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Product Details

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor provides deep visibility into health, availability and performance of over 200 enterprise applications and multi-vendor servers out of the box. Proactively monitor and alert on performance issues and simplify troubleshooting from a single dashboard. Easily extend monitoring to any custom or home-grown application.

Contact Details

SolarWinds

https://www.solarwinds.com/

Founded in 1999

Located in United States

No Media

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Server & Application Monitor Features

CPU Monitoring
Credential Management
Database Servers
Email Monitoring
Event Logs
History Tracking
Patch Management
Scheduling
User Activity Monitoring
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Baseline Manager
Diagnostic Tools
Full Transaction Diagnostics
Performance Control
Resource Management
Root-Cause Diagnosis
Server Performance
Trace individual transactions

Server & Application Monitor Reviews

Showing 5 of 8 reviews
Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Jeremy M.
IT Director
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017

“The must have application monitoring tool for all Admins”

ProsDetailed drill downs of applications, and the APP stack tool is light years ahead of its time. The Application Health Overview is a quick glance of how your monitored applications are doing. The best part is you can easily drill in to the issues and see the apps listed and continue to drill in to them to find the issues being presented. The Alerts are detailed and are a good tool to assist you in measuring your KPI's. From AppStack, you have access to more than just monitored applications but the Database instances, transactions, steps, servers, hosts, virtual clusters, datacenters, data stores, volumes, Luns, pools, and more. Its a professional tool for all.
ConsCost of ownership. The licensing is expensive. Although the install is easy, setup could be better. There is so much you will want to monitor and the licensing isn't forgiving. They offer a unlimited license but you better be ready to open the wallet for it.
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 19, 2018

“SAM is the best platform for application level monitoring”

OverallWe are able to provide our end customers with very detailed information about their applications activity and health. This information can be presented in different ways for different stakeholders, from the very technical detail -the customer can use the GUI to explore data- to C-level by building executive reports.
ProsWhenever a network monitoring tool like SolarWinds NPM is not enough because you need to monitor the behavior and health of applications and services, SAM is the best option, with it's powerful discovery, polling and visualization capabilities. We get very valuable technical insights on platforms such as SQL Server, MySQL, Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Exchange, Sharepoint, Active Directory, RDS roles, and also we've been able to develop hundreds o custom scripts for monitoring of in-house developed applications.
ConsThe same as with all SolarWinds products, their licensing model is obsolete, not adequate for service providers or for any enterprise looking for consume-based billing. Technical support is effective but, at least for Mexico, not as fast as sometimes required.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 19, 2018
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Roberth C.
Senior Engineer Network and System
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 9, 2017

“The tool that all IT Staff need”

OverallHelpful to prevent failures in our system based on properly alert process and reporting metrics.
ProsWonderful presentation in the dashboard to see all components. Intuitive configuration for monitor and alerts. Reports are plenty of options and full customization. Compatible with many devices and OS. About support Solarwins provide full documentation and a portal to stay connected with their staff, who helps until your find a solution,
ConsAn option in dashboard to see as slide to project it in a monitor. Not have it own console to see Solarwins logs centralized, you need to go to some paths to find they on server.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 9, 2017
Gavin L.
Systems Engineer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 8, 2018

“Provide very useful information on systems status”

OverallProvide current and historical data for systems status, plus SAM can forecast the usage on different components.
ProsCan be use to monitor almost any devices, systems(OS: Windows & Linux), and hardware. Provide in deep systems status (CPU, Memory (Physical & Virtual), Network, Disk, latency) to monitor and troubleshoot systems.
ConsSometimes could be difficult to setup what you actually want to monitor and see on the display page because it has so many filters and options.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 8, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Telecommunications, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“Easily Monitor and Track issues with your Application servers. ”

OverallAble to monitor My Application servers and stay on top of outages to decrease downtime of systems and stay ahead of issues.
ProsThere are many Application templates that come with the SAM deployment. Also Easily to setup custom monitors for Windows application servers. Easily setup alerts when issues are detected as well as email out when integrated with email server.
ConsI am not a linux expert so all I have is the linux Templates that come preinstalled with installation.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018