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Researched SCCM but chose SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor: Powerful tool for DBAs with support for Active Directory
Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the scalability."
"The product is useful for patch management."
"The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated."
"Microsoft is being very competitive right now, and they are really investing in a lot of new features to be more competitive in the marketplace."
"Patching is the main feature because SCCM is made to control the entire environment without manually interpreting. So it is good to use for patching."
"The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging."
"The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching."
"This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD."
"It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services."
"The most valuable feature is application monitoring."
"The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager."
"The solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause."
"This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure."
"Solarwinds has an open database that allows you to do serious integrations. It doesn't matter which service desk you have, you can implement and integrate it with SolarWinds."
"I'd rate technical support at eight out of ten. They are helpful and fast."
"The more valuable feature of this solution is the Exchange feature."
"The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete."
"Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms."
"With Microsoft Premier Support, you get what you pay for. There's Third Tier Support that you pay for. If you pay for that, you get excellent support, and if you don't pay for that, then you get the less experienced staff."
"We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users."
"The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made."
"The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool."
"The cost of the product can be improved."
"This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems."
"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."
"I would like to see support for non-Windows or non-Microsoft domains, especially Apache and other non-Windows servers."
"Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed."
"The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use."
"This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities."
"When you implement SolarWinds on a larger scale my customers complain about the speed."
"It would be helpful if the solution could integrate more with the security compliances, like this IDSS, etc."
"Some custom applications cannot be monitored, and a lot more applications need to be included."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for."
"SCCM comes with its own version of SQL Server. If you use that SQL Server with SCCM and don't use it for another applications than you get an SQL Server for free."
"Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing."
"Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."
"I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product."
"Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support."
"The licenses start from USD 3000.00 and go up to USD 20,000.00 for the year. It's a perpetual license. Nothing is free in SolarWinds, anything that you need is an additional cost."
"The product might cost you $30,000 USD to buy, but scaling this solution requires the purchase of additional polling engines at $20,000 USD each."
Questions from the Community
Question: What do you like most about SCCM?
Top Answer: The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.
Question: What needs improvement with SCCM?
Top Answer: The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool. I wish that sending media to remote distribution points was faster.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager.
Question: What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor?
Top Answer: I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product.
Top Answer: Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed.
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Also Known As
|System Center Configuration Manager||SolarWinds SAM|
|With System Center Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.|
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.
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