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Monitor IIS application pools

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Updated: 3-9-2017

SolarWinds SAM can monitor five instances, for example, of w3wp.exe, differentiated by application pools separately if you specify the application pool names in the component monitors.

  1. From the SolarWinds Web Console, click Settings.
  2. Add the web server to the Orion database.
    1. Click Add a Node then enter the hostname or IP address of the Intranet web server.
    2. Check the ICMP (Ping only) check box and then click Next.
    3. From the Add Application Monitors page, click Next.
    4. From the Change Properties page, Click OK, Add Node.
  3. Find the wp3w.exe process on the web server.
    1. From the SolarWinds Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Component Monitor Wizard.
    2. Select Process Monitor - WMI as the monitor type, and then click Next.
    3. Click Browse, select the web server, and then click Select.
    4. Enter WebServerAdmin in the Credential Name field.
    5. Enter your credentials in the fields provided, then click Next.
    6. Click the last page button to view the last page, then check the check box next to w3wp.exe, and then click Next.
    7. Change Monitor Name to Webpool1, then enter webpool1 in the Command Line Filter field.
    8. Change the CPU Warning Threshold to greater than 40, then Change the CPU Critical Threshold to greater than 50.
    9. Click Add Another Component. After creating the monitors for all five w3wp.exe instances, click Next.
    10. Select New Application Monitor and enter Web Server Application Pools as the Application Monitor Name, and then click Next.
    11. Select the web server node, and then click Next, then click OK, Create.
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