- Release Notes
- Install or Upgrade
- DPA Installation and Upgrade Guide
- DPA installation overview
- DPA installation preflight checklist
- DPA system and monitoring requirements
- Install DPA
- Create the repository database
- Uninstall DPA
- Upgrade DPA
- Get Started
- DPA Getting Started Guide
- How do I get started with DPA?
- Register database instances
- Examples of investigating performance issues with DPA
- Create a DPA alert to monitor SQL statement execution time
- Create a DPA report to track wait types for a single SQL statement
- After evaluation, activate DPA licenses
- Integrate DPA with the Orion Platform
- Beyond Getting Started with DPA
- DPA Administrator Guide
- DPA licensing
- DPA license types
- DPA registration and licensing options for clustered environments
- Requirements for monitoring a database instance running in a VM cluster
- Purchase and view DPA licenses
- Activate DPA licenses
- Allocate or deallocate DPA licenses
- Troubleshoot over-allocated DPA licenses
- Deactivate your DPA licenses
- Register a database instance for monitoring with DPA
- Database instances DPA can monitor
- Register multiple database instances
- Register an Oracle database
- Register a SQL Server database
- Register a Sybase database
- Register a DB2 database
- Register a MySQL database
- Register an Amazon RDS for Oracle database
- Register an Amazon RDS for SQL Server database
- Register an Amazon RDS for MySQL or Aurora database
- Register an Azure SQL database
- Register an Azure SQL managed instance
- Unregister a monitored database instance
- Database instance groups
- Monitor database instances with DPA
- Investigate performance issues with DPA
- Access DPA query or table tuning advisors
- Use DPA's query performance analysis to find the root cause of performance issues
- Investigate inefficient queries running against a table
- Identify blocking sessions and deadlocks with DPA
- Find and investigate unusually long wait times (anomalies)
- About anomaly detection in DPA
- Add an annotation to document a change to the database
- Manage SQL statement properties
- Resource metrics in DPA
- DPA user accounts
- DPA alerts
- View the status of DPA alerts
- Configure a DPA alert
- Send SNMP traps from DPA alerts
- Stop DPA alerts for a period of time
- Use DPA to alert on increases in SQL wait times
- Create a custom DPA alert to display the name of the active node in a SQL Server cluster
- Create a DPA alert group
- Create and manage DPA contacts and contact groups
- Notification policy for DPA alerts
- DPA reports
- Link together separate DPA servers
- Automate tasks with the DPA REST API
- DPA administrative tasks
- View DPA data in the Orion Web Console with DPAIM
- Architecture of the DPA Integration Module
- DPA and SAM integration with DPAIM
- DPA and SRM integration with DPAIM
- Azure SQL support with DPAIM
- DPAIM integration overview
- Requirements for the DPA Integration Module
- Prepare SAM applications for DPAIM integration
- Set up the DPA Integration Module
- Manage relationships to database instances, applications, and storage objects
- DPAIM relationship detection
- DPAIM Discovery Central
- DPA data in the Orion Web Console
- DPA alerting in the Orion Platform
- DPA reporting in the Orion Platform
- Database instances in the AppStack environment
- Customize a DPAIM view and apply limitations
- DPAIM account limitations
- Troubleshooting DPAIM issues
After evaluation, activate DPA licenses
After the DPA trial period ends, DPA monitors only licensed instances. If your DPA server uses individual licenses, you must activate a license for each database instance that you want to monitor. Make sure you have the correct license types for the instances you want to monitor.
Activate licenses online
If your DPA server is connected to the Internet, you can activate licenses online. Create a user profile in the SolarWinds Customer Portal if you do not already have one.
If your DPA server is not connected to the Internet, you can activate your licenses offline.
Complete the following steps to retrieve your license activation key from the Customer Portal.
If you are evaluating DPA and have received a license activation key from a SolarWinds representative, continue with step 2.
- Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
- Choose Licenses > Manage Licenses.
- Locate the license, and expand it.
- Copy the activation key.
- On the SolarWinds DPA homepage, click License Management. Then click License Manager.
- Click Enter Activation Key.
- Select Online Activation, and click Next.
- On the Online Activation page, paste the activation key into the correct field.
In the Amount to Activate section, select All Available or Specify Amount.
Unactivated licenses can be activated later. You can reuse an activation key on a different SolarWinds DPA server and activate remaining licenses there.
- Enter the remaining information, and click Activate.
When you activate a license, DPA automatically allocates the license to a registered database instance if you have enough licenses to monitor all registered instances in that license category. If you do not have enough licenses to monitor all registered instances, you must manually allocate licenses to the instances you want to monitor.
View current license allocation
Use the License Allocation page to see how many activated licenses are available and how many have been allocated.
- On the DPA homepage, click License Management.
- See the current license allocations in the summary boxes near the top of the License Allocation page.