5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 1, 2016
Quick to implement and easy to maintain, SAM just works out of the box. It does require some de-tuning since it's designed to catch everything out of the box.
Same, send users to training for quick adoption
Ease of use and reliability.
Upgrading the individual Orion suite products can be cumbersome and problematic.
Better integration with the Orion suite overall to avoid upgrade issues.
Send users to training
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 24, 2016
We have been using this product for several years. We monitor many different products (servers, switches, applications on servers, routers, firewalls) and it has been a good product. The product has developed well over time. Really the main issue that we've had with the products from Solarwinds is that they don't develop as fast as some other products. Also the cost. We have found the CAPEX and OPEX costs to be higher than we prefer.
Take the time to look at all vendors. And don't go on the price alone. The advantage of Solarwinds SAM is that it’s not terribly complicated to configure and most configuration can be done via web page, no need for local or manual on the server.
Its ease of use and visual cleanness.
UI is not as customizable as some products.
I wish their product line evolved a little more quickly.
We would probably look at the market a little closer to ensure that we are picking more balance between ease of use and cost.
It works well with most items because of its SNMP and WMI integration. Most items we would monitor use these technologies.