Every few months or so I like to take the opportunity to highlight many of the new application templates that have been recently released by the SAM development team. I’ve done so twice before, and will continue to do so on a fairly regular basis.
New application templates, (be it officially created by SolarWinds, or community created), are being posted to the SAM Content Exchange all the time. If you’d like more immediate updates when new application templates are released, I recommend subscribing to the SAM Content Exchange RSS feed using your favorite RSS news aggregator, such as Google Reader.
A listing of all SolarWinds officially created application templates available in the Content Exchange can be found here. You can even use your RSS reader to subscribe exclusively to SolarWinds officially published content.
NOTE: Recent changes to Thwack.com have changed the RSS feed URLs for the Content Exchange. If you’ve been following the SAM Content Exchange via RSS you may need to update your RSS reader using the above link.
As always, you can continue to browse and import new application templates shared on Thwack from within the product itself using the Shared Templates on Thwack located under Settings > SAM Settings.
Official application templates created by SolarWinds and posted to the Thwack Content Exchange eventually make it into a shipping release of the product. We recently released Server & Application Monitor 5.0 which included support for 30 new and updated applications out of the box. A soon to be released service release for SAM 5.0 also includes support for an additional 19 new and updated applications.
We are constantly striving to create a broad array of application templates to cover many different aspects of the IT infrastructure, and this latest batch is no exception. We welcome and encourage feedback on any of these templates, which can be posted in the comments section below, or in the posted application template itself. We also welcome requests for new application templates which can be posted in the SAM Feature Requests forum.