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Share application monitor templates on thwack

If you create a template that you think might be useful to other SolarWinds users, you can share it with the THWACK community. SAM integrates import and export options directly with the SolarWinds community site THWACKto support sharing templates with other SAM customers.

Want points? Uploading a template to THWACK awards 50 points with an additional five points are awarded every time you download a template.

You need a THWACK account to export and import templates into SAM. To share a template, create a user account at thwack.com. You may need to check your internal corporate policy on sharing company information publicly before posting to THWACK.

Export a template

You can export custom templates you create for applications and custom scripts THWACK to help other customers. Exporting templates creates an XML file with an .apm-template extension and adds the template to a repository accessed by SAM.

Templates can take about 5 minutes to export to THWACK. If exporting multiple templates, give SAM time to complete the export.

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings, and click Manage Templates.
  2. Browse or select for a template in the list.
  3. Click Import Export > Export to THWACK.

  4. Enter your THWACK account credentials when prompted.

    If you need an account, click Create Account and follow the steps.

    A message displays with the template exporting to THWACK. The template packages into an XML file with an extension .apm-template.

Import a template

SAM automatically connects with THWACK to list all available templates for import. Browse and review the descriptions of available templates to find exactly the ones you need for your monitored applications.

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings, and click Manage Templates.
  2. Click the Shared Templates on THWACK tab.

    A page opens and populates with available templates from THWACK.

  3. Search or browse the templates. Select a template file and click Import.

    To view information per template from the authors, click the link for content exchange area on THWACK.

  4. Enter your THWACK account credentials when prompted.

    If you need an account, click Create Account and follow the steps.

  5. The template imports into the Orion Web Console. In the dialog box, click View Imported Templates.

    A list displays of all imported templates.

    If you import a template with the same name as one of your existing templates, the name of the imported template is modified by appending (n) to the name, where n is an integer.