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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration

Justin M. Brant

Ensuring high availability for your IT services can be problematic, but with this tutorial on SolarWinds SAM it suddenly becomes a lot more feasible. It’s the perfect primer for one of the most intuitive, enterprise-level monitors around.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783551019
Paperback116 pages

About This Book

  • Configure network monitoring services on servers and devices
  • Populate SolarWinds SAM with network nodes and tailor it to your environment
  • Design a live network map with the Orion Network Atlas

Who This Book Is For

If you are an IT professional ranging from an entry-level technician to a more advanced network or system administrator who is new to network monitoring services and/or SolarWinds SAM, this book is ideal for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Deployment Strategy
Enabling and configuring SNMP on Windows
Enabling and configuring WMI on Windows
VMware host monitoring prerequisites
Enabling and configuring SNMP on Cisco devices
Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring SolarWinds SAM
Installing SolarWinds SAM
Configuring SolarWinds SAM
Active Directory integration
Chapter 3: Customizing SolarWinds SAM
Manually adding nodes
Discovery Central
Removing nodes and disabling polling
Promoting nodes
Classifying nodes
Managing groups
Defining dependencies
Backing up your customizations
Chapter 4: Events, Traps, and Alerts
Reviewing events
Utilizing SNMP traps
Managing alerts
Chapter 5: Syslog, Reporting, and Network Atlas
Utilizing Syslog
Utilizing reporting
Orion Network Atlas overview

What You Will Learn

  • Enable and configure network monitoring services and protocols on servers, virtual hosts, and network devices
  • Walk through the installation and initial configuration of SolarWinds
  • Manually add, remove, promote, and demote nodes
  • Classify and group nodes
  • Define child and parent node dependencies
  • Run reports, create custom reports, and schedule automated report forwarding to an email system
  • Troubleshoot common issues with the network monitoring service and SolarWinds SAM

In Detail

As a network or system administrator, your primary responsibility is to ensure high availability of all managed IT services. There are a number of monitoring tools available; but these can be complicated and expensive, and may only monitor certain areas of your network. SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is an intuitive, all-encompassing, yet cost effective, enterprise-level network monitoring service.

A concise and practical, hands-on guide that will teach you how utilize SolarWinds SAM. It provides step-by-step tutorials to walk you through every feature, while teaching you how to tailor the product to your own network environment.

This book will guide you through equipping your network devices and servers for SolarWinds SAM utilization. It will provide a sequential, hands-on overview of the product, and is suited for networks of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to larger enterprises.

You will learn how to populate SolarWinds SAM with nodes, then classify and group nodes to tailor the product to your network environment. By doing so, you will benefit from key features such as automated alerts, traps, and reports. Each feature is explained in a practical and useful manner via tutorials and real-world examples to help you start monitoring your network quickly and efficiently, while keeping security implications in mind by applying enterprise-level best practices.


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