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Create monitors for processes, services, and performance counters

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Overview

This articles describes how to monitor any of the following components in SAM:

  • Windows Service
  • Windows Process
  • Windows Performance Counter
  • Linux Process
  • VMWare Performance Counter

Environment

All SAM versions

Steps


Note: In order for the monitors to work (with the exception of SNMP monitors), an account with Administration rights needs to be provided on the monitored machine.
1. Log in to SolarWinds Web Console using a SAM administrative account.
2. Go to Settings > SAM Settings > Component Monitor Wizard.
3. Select the desired component monitor type from the list, then click Next.
4. Select and enter the credentials of the nodes that needs to be monitored. Click Next.
    Note: Credentials are not needed for SNMP monitors.
5. Select services, processes or performance counters that need to be monitored.
    Note: Multiple components can be selected.
6. Click Next.
7. Review the properties of the new components.
    In most cases, the default properties can be used.
8. Click Next.
    Note: It is recommended to create a new application template and provide the details needed. Click Next.
    Another option is to add new components to an existing template.
9. The selected nodes in Step 4 are shown. Click Next.
10. Finish the wizard by clicking Ok, Create.

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