DPA installation overview
To install SolarWinds DPA, complete the following tasks.
For information about upgrading DPA, see Prepare to upgrade DPA
|1. Prepare for the installation.||Complete the preflight checklist to plan for the installation and prepare your environment.|
|2. Install DPA.||
You can install DPA on any of the following platforms:
|3. Create the repository database.||
The repository database stores the performance data that DPA collects. You can create the repository on any of the following database types:
After installation, complete the following tasks to begin monitoring database instances:
|1. Register database instances.||
Register each database instance you want to monitor.
You can monitor database instances without licenses during the 14-day trial period. After the trial period, you must allocate a license for each database instance to continue monitoring.
|2. Purchase and allocate licenses.|
3. Begin monitoring database instances.
See the DPA Getting Started Guide for a walk-though of performing common tasks in DPA. For example: