SolarWinds releases free app and server monitoring tool

Free application and server monitoring tool from SolarWinds helps customers track any single Windows server or application.

Network and system management vendor SolarWinds recently made available a new free tool designed to monitor a single Windows application or server.

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SolarWinds’ WMI Monitor helps IT managers track relevant Windows Management Instrumentation, or WMI, counters and employ pre-built application templates to better understand application performance. The application includes a built-in WMI browser and enables users to share application templates on SolarWinds’ online community, thwack. 

WMI Monitor’s release coincided with SolarWinds’ update of its Orion Application Performance Monitor, or APM 3. The updated software includes a new Application Discovery Engine that the vendor says scans network servers, discovers applications and makes it easier for users to monitor “unique legacy applications.” SolarWinds also improved upon its quality of experience (QoE) measurement capabilities and added support for HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and other ODBC databases.

And with community in mind, SolarWinds included integration to its thwack forum via Community Content Sync. The vendor says this feature will enable users to directly browse, import and upload application templates created by thwack members. Orion APM 3 can also alerts customers to when new templates are posted to the online community. Customers can buy Orion APM 3 for under $3,000 or start out by testing it for free for 30 days.

Those looking to get started with a single monitoring tool can download WMI Monitor for free here.

The tool is just one among many scaled down versions of SolarWinds’ software that the vendor has made a practice of offering. Read more about other no-cost offerings here:

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