The Integrations section describes how to use the SolarWinds Snap Agent to collect metrics and also how to work with hosted services and PaaS providers.
Under Hosted Services you will find the widgets that allow you to set up the AWS CloudWatch integration and the integrations with Papertrail and Loggly, two SolarWinds DevOps tools that provide log aggregation and log analytics respectively.
Please refer to the AWS CloudWatch integration for more information on how to set that up. To set up Loggly and Papertrail, simply click on the widget and follow the instructions.
Solarwinds Snap Agent and Plugins¶
The SolarWinds Snap Agent is based on Intel’s Snap Telemetry Framework an open framework designed to simplify the collection, processing and publishing of system data through a single API. The open plugin model allows for quick and easy loading of community, or proprietary plugins into Snap. It also allows to develop custom plugins in languages like Go, Python or C++.
We have invested considerable time in optimizing the installation experience for a select number of plugins. For these plugins we curate the metrics we deem most important and create dashboards with what we consider the most appropriate visualization types. Integrations are plugins that have first-class support from AppOptics. These plugins have had their metrics curated and include thoughtfully crafted dashboards (where appropriate).
The other Integrations we support are:
- Collectd Listener
- Logs Collector/Forwarder
- Default Metrics
- Default Metric Tags
- Microsoft SQL Server
- PSM/Scout (Pingdom Server Monitor)
The following plugins are provided by third parties. We tested them because we think they are quite useful and made sure they work, but we don’t test them regularly nor do we do anything fancy like create dashboards out of the box where appropriate. If a plugin looks like it could meet your needs, give it a shot!
- Socket Listener
Any plugin that works with Snap will work with the SolarWinds Snap Agent. To learn more about collector plugins please read the Community Plugins article.