Configure the Patch Manager Web Console settings

After you run the Patch Manager Orion Web Console installer on the Orion server, set up the Patch Manager Orion Web Console and configure your Patch Manager cache refresh settings. When you are finished, the Orion Services connect to the Patch Manager database through the Patch Manager Service running on the Patch Manager server. If you purchased a Patch Manager license, you can also check your product license.

After the Orion Services retrieves and caches the data to the Orion database, it displays in the Patch Manager Summary view in the Orion Web Console.

See the Orion Platform Administrator Guide for details about customizing the look, views, settings, charts, and maps for your Orion products.

Make sure that your user account includes login credentials to the SQL database server hosting the Patch Manager (EminentWare) database. You can use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to add your login credentials to the database.

Set up the Patch Manager Orion Web Console

Perform the following procedure to connect the Orion Web Console with the Patch Manager Orion Web Console.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Product Specific Settings, click Patch Manager Settings.
  4. In the Patch Manager Settings page, click Web Console Setup.

  5. In the Web Console Setup page, enter your Patch Manager server credentials to link the web console to your Patch Manager server.
    1. Enter the IP address and port of the server hosting your Patch Manager software.

    2. Enter the Windows Credentials of the server hosting your Patch Manager software.

    3. Click Test to verify the connection.
    4. Click Submit.

Configure the Patch Manager Cache refresh settings

By default, the Orion server saves your Patch Manager cache to the Orion database every five hours. If you need to update the Patch Manager Summary page more or less frequently, you can adjust the Cache Validate Duration setting in the Patch Manager Settings.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Product Specific Settings, click Patch Manager Settings.
  4. In the Patch Manager Settings page under Global Settings, click Settings.

  5. In the Settings page, enter a new value between 1 and 240 hours. The default value is five hours.

  6. Click Submit.

Check your SolarWinds product licenses

Each SolarWinds product includes a license key that enables product use for a specific time period. For example, if you are evaluating Patch Manager, the evaluation license is valid for 30 days.

You can view the license status of each SolarWinds license using the License Details view in the console. The view lists the module name, version, service pack, and the number of days remaining for your product license.

For SolarWinds product license details, see Product Licensing (for Patch Manager) and License Orion Platform products in the Orion Web Console.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Product Specific Settings, click Patch Manager Settings.
  4. In the Patch Manager Settings page under Global Settings, click License Summary.

  5. Locate your product license details.

    For example, the SolarWinds NPM license on the Orion server is an evaluation license that is valid for 89 days.