SolarWinds Introduces Server and Application Monitor v 5.0
March 08, 2012
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SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, released Server & Application Monitor v. 5.0 (SAM), formerly known as Application Performance Monitor (APM).

The latest version of the product introduces several exciting features including a server hardware health monitor, the Real-Time Process Explorer, and support for IPv6.

The new name more accurately reflects the product’s focus on monitoring server and application health and performance. Server & Application Monitor is a comprehensive server and application management product that enables monitoring of Windows, Unix, and Linux servers. It provides visibility into the performance of critical IT services, the underlying application components, and the operating system and server resources on which they run.

New features in version 5 include:

- A server hardware health monitor that provides alerts on server fan speed, power supply status, and more hardware health indicators for vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) ProLiant, Dell PowerEdge, IBM X Series, and VMware Hosts

- The Real-Time Process Explorer, which monitors processes real-time performance statistics like CPU, memory, virtual memory, and disk I/O in real time to diagnose and troubleshoot server performance issues quickly

- Support for IPv6

- More than 30 new and updated out-of-the-box server and application monitoring templates

SAM benefits for sysadmins:

- Comprehensive server and application coverage (email, Active Directory, Java, database, hardware, etc.), whicheliminates the need for multiple monitoring products

- Easy-to-use, customizable dashboards and reports for viewing trends, capacity, and performance

- Expert Templates that provide best practices information into which statistics should be monitored and why, as well as optimal thresholds

- Business service views and alerts that can be configured for fast root-cause analysis

SolarWinds SAM is one of five key products in the SolarWinds systems management product portfolio. Together, these products address the troubleshooting, patch management, and performance monitoring needs of the system administrator. This portfolio also includes Synthetic End User Monitor (SeUM) and three new products: Patch Manager, DameWare NT Utilities, and DameWare Mini Remote Control.

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