SolarWinds Improves IT Monitoring and Reporting for Heterogeneous Environments Including Windows and Linux

SolarWinds, a provider of  IT monitoring software, has made updates to its SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) that improve IT professionals’ monitoring, alerting and reporting capabilities for Linux environments. Now with both agentless and agent-based monitoring capabilities for Linux systems, SolarWinds SAM helps improve the performance and uptime of both Windows- and Linux-based applications within a single console wherever they are deployed—on-premises, whether physical or virtual, or in the cloud. 

According to Gerardo Dada, vice president, product marketing, SolarWinds, IT is becoming increasingly distributed, driven in large part by the need for geo-redundant deployments and hybrid IT.  IT departments are also increasingly responsible for managing heterogeneous environments that include both Windows and Linux systems. With this update, he noted, SolarWinds SAM helps IT staff avoid the need for using two or more separate toolsets, and provides them with the capability to ensure the performance of both Windows- and Linux-based applications and servers with a single tool.

With new agent-based monitoring for Linux systems, SolarWinds SAM provides IT professionals with  performance metrics and alerting for their Windows and and also Linux-based applications deployed in geographically dispersed data centers, remote offices or in the public cloud, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Rackspace.

In addition, the company says, the latest updates make SolarWinds SAM especially helpful in monitoring performance, health and resource utilization of applications during the transition to the cloud as well—ensuring the right workloads are hosted where they perform the best and proper resource provisioning to prevent downtime and performance degradation.

The latest version of SolarWinds SAM also includes improved integration with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) to present detailed database wait-time analytics in context of application, server, virtualization and storage performance.

Now, when SAM and DPA are used together, database performance data is integrated into the SolarWinds Orion platform’s AppStack environment view. This enables IT departments to be alerted when a database operation deviates from a historic baseline and simultaneously informed of the potential impact to specific applications supported by the database. The correlation of database and other systems data can also lead to faster identification of the root cause of the slowdown.

For information on additional new capabilities, go to the SolarWinds website.