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Home > Success Center > Server & Application Monitor (SAM) > Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Getting Started Guide > Templates > Create a template for a custom application

Create a template for a custom application

SolarWinds SAM provides pre-built templates that allow you to monitor over 200 applications. Creating a custom template allows you to monitor uncommon components or applications that are not included in the pre-built application templates provided with SolarWinds SAM.

Create a template to monitor file size

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.
  2. In the Product specific settings group, click SAM Settings.
  3. Click Create a New Template, and enter a name.
  4. Click Add Component Monitors > Manually add Component Monitors.


  5. Select the File Size Monitor component, and click Add.


  6. Enter the path and the file to monitor.


  7. Enter warning and critical threshold values, and click Submit.


Apply the template to a node

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.

  2. In the Product specific settings group, click SAM Settings.
  3. Click Manage Templates, select the template, and click Assign to Node.


  4. Select the node from the left pane, click the green arrow to move it to the right pane, and click Next.


  5. Choose the credentials, click Assign Application Monitor, and click Done.
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