Don’t think for even a second that we’ve been resting on our laurels with the release of APM 4.2. In fact, I’m fairly certain the APM development team hasn’t slept a wink since they began plugging away on all the great new features we have in store for the SolarWinds APM–What’s on tap for vNext?.

In the meantime, all those sleepless nights of chugging Mountain Dew and Red Bull hasn’t gone unnoticed. Since the release of APM 4.2, the team has cranked out over 30 new expert templates, not to mention added support for over 15 new applications! These new applications range from database platforms such as Sybase and IBM’s DB2, to critical infrastructure applications like DNS and DHCP.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a small to mid-sized company or a fortune 500 enterprise, it’s very likely that you’re running one of the applications listed below in your organization.



Windows Media Server 9

Oracle Database (Updated)

Log Parser (PowerShell)


Microsoft Windows Update

Sybase ASE Database

Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller Security

MySQL Server

Windows Server 2008-2012 Domain Controller Security


Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Adapters Performance Counters

IBM Informix

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Host Throttling Performance Counters

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Message Box and Orchestrations Performance Counters


Active Directory Group Policy

Log Parser (Perl)

Distributed File System (DFS)

DNS ISC/Internet Systems Consortium BIND

Windows DNS Server

DHCP ISC/Internet Systems Consortium

Windows DHCP Server (updated)


Citrix XenApp 6.0 Core Counters


Citrix XenApp 6.0 ICA Session


Citrix XenApp 6.0 Presentation Server


Citrix XenApp 6.0 Services


Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010


Microsoft Network Policy Server RADIUS Server


Microsoft Network Policy Server RADIUS Proxy


Microsoft Network Policy Server Events


The best part is you don’t need to wait until the next release of APM to start monitoring these applications. All of these new expert templates are available today and can be installed with just a few mouse clicks without ever leaving the APM web console.

To add any of these new templates click Settings in the top right of the APM web interface. Then, click APM Settings under the Settings category. From there click on Shared thwack Templates under Thwack Community.


On the left side select Official from Select tag to filter by to the view only SolarWinds officially created expert templates. Then, select the templates using the checkbox next to the application name. Finally, click the green Import button. Now you can assign these official application templates to your nodes the same way you always have.

We’re continuously working on new application templates, so keep your eyes peeled for new templates in the “Application Monitor Templates” section of the Content Exchange on We’d love to hear your feedback on these new application templates, as well as suggestions for new application templates. Please post this feedback in the comments section below.

Note: You will need a valid username and password to download content from the SolarWinds Thwack Content Exchange.

If you don't already own SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor, you can download a free 30 day evaluation and start monitoring any of these apps today.