SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Review

AppInsight provides a simple way to get very in-depth monitoring configured for our most popular applications.


How has it helped my organization?

Helps us be more proactive instead of reactive.

What is most valuable?

AppInsight. Provides a simple way to get very in-depth monitoring configured for our most popular applications. Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint.

What needs improvement?

Mapping interactions between systems.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent.

Technical Support:

Good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Microsoft System Center Operation Manager. Although SCOM was very powerful it was also very complex to setup.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward. After creating a service account that had proper permissions on the systems that were going to be monitored. The agent-less deployment was quick and very easy.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarIT Director at American Cement Company LLC
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AppInsight also ties in several other areas under one view, datastores, VM information, server status, etc. AppInsight is a valuable tool and I use it every day to ensure my companies applications are working so my users can keep working.