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Monitor Windows events in SolarWinds SAM

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Updated: August 16, 2018


This article provides steps to monitor Windows events in Orion SAM using the pre-created errors in Application Event Log.


SAM 6.2 or later


To monitor Windows events:

  1. Assign the Errors in Application Event Log template to the target node Windows events by navigating to Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Manage Templates, selecting the check box next to a template, and then clicking Assign to Node.
  2. Configure the Windows Event Log Monitor component monitor in the template as needed for the events you want to monitor. You can configure:
    Log to Monitor
  • Match Definition
  • Event ID
  • Event Type (Error, Warning, Information, etc.)
  1. Specify If a match is found during a polling period, whether the component is up or down.
  2. Set the thresholds as needed.

See Windows Event Log Monitor for details about available fields in the component monitor and how they are used.


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