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SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Pros

Subhajit Nag - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Process Associate at Tata Consultancy Services
The component and cable monitoring are good. SolarWinds is more intuitive and user-friendly than AppDynamics. The AppDynamics console is more complex because it's a more feature-rich solution, so it's not easy for somebody to pick it up.
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CA
System Administrator/ Information Management Specialist / System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes.
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UmeshJoshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Specialist at Hexaware Technologies
SolarWinds SAM has provided us with dynamic thresholds based on historical trends and requirements. The threshold gets configured automatically, so it's no longer necessary to configure it manually every time.
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Dheeraj_Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Cognizant
The most valuable feature of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is the network devices' performance monitor is the best.
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Michael Ernest - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Officer at a international affairs institute with 201-500 employees
The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent.
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KY
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services.
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MD
ICT Network Infrastructure & Architect at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
The initial setup was relatively easy, and we didn't have to install anything. All we had to do was put on the devices we wanted to monitor.
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SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Cons

Subhajit Nag - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Process Associate at Tata Consultancy Services
It should also be easier to upgrade SolarWinds. AppDynamics is harder to deploy but easier to upgrade. So AppDynamics takes a lot of time and effort to install, but you can upgrade it in minutes. SolarWinds is the opposite. It's easy to deploy, but upgrades take forever. To date, nobody can complete it on time, so the production environment is sitting idle.
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CA
System Administrator/ Information Management Specialist / System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the console. So, they have removed the report writer for the backend reports, and we are making use of the web console, but most of the users are not finding it very interesting to use the frontend reports. I would like them to bring back the report writer. That's the key area within it to improve on the reporting. If they can bring back the report writer, then most users will actually be comfortable. I have some customers who are trying to export their report to an Excel format, but it is not possible because they said any report that has been done from the web console cannot be exported to Excel, but most of the customers need to export their reports to Excel. That's one area they need to work on.
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UmeshJoshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Specialist at Hexaware Technologies
SAM's software-defined network monitoring capability is also low and could be improved.
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Buyer's Guide
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dheeraj_Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Cognizant
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor could improve the server monitoring and the web application monitoring features are not good. Microsoft SCOM has better server monitoring.
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Michael Ernest - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Officer at a international affairs institute with 201-500 employees
In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now.
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KY
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It lacks a user experience for measuring things like the end-to-end time for which a user waits for a specific response in the system. In the application layer, it has some very basic stuff. You have to build your own with manuscripts and things like that.
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MD
ICT Network Infrastructure & Architect at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
The stability, flexibility, and ease of use could be improved.
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Buyer's Guide
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.