SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Gain deeper insight into application and server issues for faster troubleshooting

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, formerly known as Application Performance Monitor, has a new name that does justice to all of the incredible, enterprise-class server and application management features packed into its latest release. It’s so easy to deploy that you’ll be up and running in less than an hour. And you can forget about having to deploy agents, hire expensive consultants, or suffer through long deployment cycles!

Finally, you can get deep visibility into your physical and virtual infrastructure, hardware, application statistics, processes, and O/S performance – all at a price point you’ll love.

Just install the software, select the apps and servers you want to monitor, and go grab some lunch while Server & Application Monitor auto-discovers the applications and servers in your environment. When you get back, your monitoring environment will be waiting for you—complete with out-of-the-box dashboards, alerts, reports, and more! It’s just that easy!


Minimise downtime by troubleshooting application issues 65% faster

  • Get detailed performance metrics at your finger tips, and quickly pinpoint the root cause of application issues
  • Set up intelligent application performance alerts to find and fix issues before they impact business services and end-users
  • Monitor 200+ applications from a single dashboard—no more wasting time between multiple tools and custom scripts

Proactively monitor server performance, capacity and hardware health

  • 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—terminate runaway processes, start/stop services, reboot servers, etc


Automatic application discovery and dependency mapping

Download, install, automatically discover your environment, and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services required.

Hit the ground running with pre-packaged alerts and reports

Eliminate false positives with intelligent baseline alerting. Easily customise built-in alerts and reports as needed.

One Web interface to monitor multi-vendor infrastructure

Powerful, affordable and easy-to-use tool that monitors 200+ applications and multi-vendor servers out of the box.

Monitor applications in public, private and hybrid cloud environments

Agentless software for on-premises monitoring. Use optional agent for application monitoring in the cloud.

Extensive customisation—power to monitor what you want, how you want

Modify built-in templates by importing your existing custom scripts and Nagios® scripts to monitor custom applications.

Part of SolarWinds Orion line of IT management software

Seamlessly integrates with other Orion® products including Network Performance Monitor for unified IT monitoring.

Monitor applications quickly using out-of-the-box best practices

Use built-in monitoring templates for 200+ applications (Windows®, Linux®, Citrix®, AD®, Java™ and more). Select the required applications, apply templates and start monitoring immediately.

Deep performance visibility for Microsoft® Exchange, IIS and SQL Server

Get more in-depth application monitoring with AppInsight™ dashboards for Exchange, IIS and SQL Server®. Analyse performance metrics in detail, and solve complex application issues faster.

Application dependency mapping with underlying IT infrastructure

With the AppStack™ dashboard you can quickly pinpoint the root cause of application issues within physical and virtual server environments. Identify where application issues originate in just a few seconds.

Ensure peak server performance with continuous monitoring

Monitor server performance metrics—response time, packet loss, CPU load, memory, disk usage, processes, services, event logs and more. Troubleshoot and resolve server issues using remote management actions.

Centralised IT asset inventory management

Automatically discover and remotely manage hardware and software asset information on all servers and workstations. No more manual tracking with spreadsheets.

Built-in VMware® and Hyper-V® virtualisation monitoring

Alongside physical servers, monitor health and availability of virtual hosts and guests. Integration with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager provides deeper insight to troubleshoot virtualisation issues.

Server volume monitoring and 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.

Application-aware network performance monitoring

Deep packet inspection analyses network traffic packets to provide a view into network latency, response time and the impact of network performance on specific applications.

Easy-to-customise, intuitive monitoring dashboard

Customise the Web-based dashboard to create Top 10 views, NOC view, charts, graphs and application maps. Dynamically sort applications into logical groups such as location, vendor and any custom property.

Free monitoring templates from SolarWinds online community

Leverage the wealth of 800+ custom monitoring templates available on SolarWinds online community, thwack®.

System Requirements

Hard Drive






.NET Framework

.NET 3.5 SP1 and .NET 4.0.3


SolarWinds supports Express, Standard, or Enterprise versions of the following:

  • SQL Server® 2008 (without SP, with SP1, with SP2, with SP3)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 (without SP, with SP1, with SP2)
  • SQL Server 2012 (without SP, with SP1, with SP2, with SP3)
  • SQL Server 2014 (without SP, with SP1)

Web Server

Microsoft® IIS, version 6.5 and higher, in 32‑bit mode

Web Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher with Active scripting
  • Mozilla® Firefox® version 35 or higher
  • Google® Chrome™ version 39 or higher

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