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SolarWinds SAM log file locations

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Created by Karen Valdellon_ret, last modified by carolyn.mazenko on Sep 05, 2018

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Updated September 5, 2018


For Server & Application Monitor (SAM) 6.4 and later, the default location for SAM log files on the Orion server is c:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\Logs\APM.


Note the following details:

  • All log files are in text file format.
  • SAM log files on older target machines may be stored in c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SolarWinds\Logs\APM  
  • The original name of SolarWinds SAM was APM so you may still see references to "APM" in SAM log files and database elements.
  • If you don't see the ProgramData folder in Windows Explorer, make sure the Hidden items option is enabled.

Here are locations for some specific log files.

  • Orion Module Engine service – SAM Plugin:
  • Job Engine worker log files for SAM monitoring templates (also called "probes"):
    (where xyz is replaced by the PID of the worker process)
  • Debug log files for individual applications, where XY represents the Application ID:
  • Application dependency logs:

The following logs are related to cloud monitoring in SAM 6.4 or later:

  • Business Layer logs:
  • Polling job logs (search for “cloud” in the log files):
  • Collector logs (search for “cloud” in the log files):

To learn more about logs, see:

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