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Managing Assigned Application Monitors - Video

Updated June 6th, 2016


This video discusses the Application monitor management, within Server and Application Monitor 


SAM allows users to easily manage assigned application monitors. Assigned application monitors are a collection of one or more component monitors that are treated as a monitoring group that has a group status. An assigned application monitor actively monitors a node.




Server & Application Monitor v6.2.4 and above

Video Transcription

In this video we will be covering how to add applications manually, in Server and Application Monitor or SAM for short.
There will be times when you need to modify the applications that are monitored for a specific node. For instance a new application may be added to a server, or monitoring requirements for existing applications may have changed. In such cases, the most direct way to address these changes would be to simply add applications manually.
New applications can be added by using the Add New Application Monitors Wizard, or they can be added using the Manage Templates page. In this video, we will demonstrate both processes.
First we will cover the Application Monitor Wizard. 
In this video we will be discussing management of application monitors, within Server and Application Monitor, or SAM.
SAM allows users to easily manage assigned application monitors, which are a collection of one or more component monitors that are treated as a monitoring group. An assigned application monitor actively monitors those application components for a designated node.
From the All Settings page, go to SAM Settings and then Manage Application Monitors.
Here we have the ability to view the application monitors assigned to each node, edit individual application monitors, delete application monitor assignments from nodes, and un-manage or re-manage individual application monitors.
Assigned application monitors can be group together by a number of different options such as, Application Monitor Template or Node Name
This view provides a table of information such as the application monitors assigned, the node or group each is assigned to, as well as information such as the number of licensed components each monitor uses, its current status, and when each application monitor was assigned to a node or was last modified.
 You can override the template inheritance relationship by editing the components of an assigned Application Monitor.
Any modifications you make to an application monitor’s components or component properties are independent from the template, including: adding new components, removing existing components, adjusting the polling intervals or the credentials that are used.
New components that you add to the application monitor are not governed by the original template used to create the application monitor. Modified component properties override the original template settings.
Let’s walk through the process of editing an application monitor.
First we will select an application monitor that we want to edit. In this case we will select the Windows Server Services and counters application monitor.
In this instance, we are going to change the polling rate. In order to do this we click on Override Template next to the Polling Frequency.
And then enter our desired polling frequency.
Next we will modify the credential used by a one of the components.
Click the plus sign next to the component to expand it.
Click the drop down labelled Credential for Monitoring and select the new credential. Additional credentials can be added in SAM setting in the Credentials Library.
Lastly we will remove a component by selecting the component and then clicking Delete.
Once all of the changes have been made we will finalize our changes to the application monitor by clicking Submit.
This concludes our discussion on SAM Application Monitor management.


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