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Run SolarWinds SAM

SAM is part of the Orion Web Console, accessed through a web browser. You can access the page through a shortcut added to your programs. When opened, bookmark the page for ease of returning.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Orion Web Console.
  2. The SolarWinds Web Console is displayed. You can log in by default by entering the name Admin and no password. Click Login.

After logging in, we highly recommend setting up users to ensure your data and network remain in your control. SAM and all Orion products support different permissions for users, including administrator level for access to all key features and configurations.

Some features available in SAM and multi-module Orion products will require administrator access.

Get Started with SAM

We include a series of guides set with common tasks from day 1 through week 4 of your journey learning SAM. The SAM Getting Started guide is hosted in our Success Center to browse, search, and learn. We also provide downloadable PDFs per week.

Week 1: Get Started! Learn about SAM requirements, configurations, and discovering your network. You will learn about monitoring servers and applications, exploring the environment, how to use AppStack, alerts and reporting, and general account management.

Week 2: Customize SAM. Create custom views for your staff, tweak thresholds based on incoming data and monitoring, create custom properties and groups, and customize alerting for pinpointed monitoring results.

Weeks 3 & 4: Scale and Manage. With SAM prepped, you can plan and scale your monitoring, deploy Agents for polling, engage the Quality of Experience, maintain your environment, and refine your alerts.