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Explore your SolarWinds SAM environment

Created by Chris.Moyer_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Aug 23, 2016

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Most resources in the SolarWinds SAM environment are actionable. For example, drilling down to and clicking an individual node in the All Nodes resource on the Summary page takes you to the Node Details page. The Node Details page contains resources that provide information about this node. The following example shows the Management resource, which is one of many resources available on the Node Details page.


Clicking Manage Nodes from the All Nodes resource opens the Manage Nodes page and allows you to take action on multiple nodes.


The All Applications resource on the Summary page allows you to drill down to the individual applications and component monitors of an application. The Application Details page provides details about the individual application and actions you can perform on that application. This allows you to manage templates and applications to node assignments, or unmanage multiple applications at one time.


Clicking Manage Applications from the All Applications resource takes you to the Manage Applications page where you can troubleshoot and resolve issues on multiple applications.

Expanding application name shows all the component monitors associated with that application. Clicking a component monitor will take you to the Component Monitor details page where you can view detailed information and perform additional actions.


Management actions for nodes, applications, and components

Orion provides a variety of options for managing nodes, applications, and components, similar to the way the Windows Task Manager works.

Use the... To...
Edit Node edit the properties of the node as well as polling method used.
List Resources view and edit the what is monitored.
Unmanage suspend polling and collection of statistics for a set period of time.
Poll Now reschedule a job to run "now" in the job scheduler, meaning, if the job scheduler is already full, the job may not execute immediately, but it will execute sooner than the next scheduled poll cycle.
Rediscover update node data such as machine type, system name, or location. This information does not often change.
Add New Alert create a new alert for the node.
Real-Time Process Explorer stop, start, and select the processes to monitor.
Service Control Manager stop, start, and restart services.
Real-time Event Log Viewer view a list of system events and start monitoring events.
Reboot restart the remote computer.

These controls are available on the detail page of the node, application, or component in the Management resource.


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