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Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1
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Customer Training: Server and Application Monitor Level 1

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For more information on SAM, visit: http://www.solarwinds.com/server-application-monitor.aspx …

For more information on SAM, visit: http://www.solarwinds.com/server-application-monitor.aspx

This customer training session on SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) will cover:

• The basics of application and server monitoring
• Templates, monitored applications and applying monitoring technologies
• Detailed hardware monitoring and real time process monitoring

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  • 1. SolarWinds® Server and Application Monitor July 19, 2012Copyright © 2012, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Today’s Session  Hosts » Andy McBride – Support Specialist » Jamie Kellerstrass – Technical Support Representative ® Are you Certified?
  • 3. A Few Notes about Today’s Session Today’s content will mostly be live feature use! » We only have an hour Ask questions!!! » Don’t be afraid to ask deeper questions » Don’t wait until the end – ask away Today’s session is being recorded » Recorded session on SolarWinds.com » Slides available on slideshare.com
  • 4. Agenda  Introductions & Housekeeping  The Basics  What’s New!  Templates and Application Monitors  Import/Export  The Top Features You should Know About! » Using Discovery Features » Grouping » Hardware Monitoring  Summary and Q&A
  • 5. The Basics of SAM  Licensed by Monitors » Application vary in the number of monitors required to manage them » You can choose the number of monitors you use » Application polled by SNMP, RPC or WMI » You select technology to best fit your requirements in some cases » Templates Define Application Monitors » Customize system-wide or by server » Create your own templates and share on thwack.com
  • 6. New in Version 5! © © © ©
  • 7. Using Discovery Features  Application Discovery » Be selective and patient! 5 Applications Across 5 Servers = 25 Discovery Routines
  • 8. Hardware Details Dell® and HP® System Monitoring
  • 9. Alerts and Reports Overview  Use Advanced Alerts  Use Groups to Tie Disparate Systems into One » An application could rely on, a database server, a router, a few interfaces and the application server. » Combine each of these and rollup the status!  Reports can be emailed, set to display on the console or run ad- hoc. » Application, server, or group performance and availability » Hardware details
  • 10. Best Practices for Your SQL Server  Dedicated Server » For a large DB and NetFlow… Use 64 bit with as much RAM as you can • Try RAMDisk™ • Directly attached storage if you can • SAN should not be read-optimized • Always use RAID 10 – the more spindles the better • Use 15,000 RPM if possible » Check SQL write disk queue length – should be about the same as the number of spindles you are using.
  • 11. Let’s See this Thing Live!
  • 12. Additional Resources Thwack Forumshttp://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/application-and-server_tht/server-and-application-monitor Support Sitehttp://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/orion/orionDoc.aspx SolarWinds Knowledge Basehttp://knowledgebase.solarwinds.com/kb/ Product Pagehttp://www.solarwinds.com/products/network-management/network-performance-monitor.aspx www.solarwinds.com headgeek@solarwinds.com
  • 13. © 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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