Documentation forDatabase Performance Analyzer

Upgrade DPA on Windows

  1. Review the upgrade checklist and prepare your environment.
  2. Download the most recent version of DPA from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  3. Log in to the Windows server as an administrator.
  4. Run the installer.
  5. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file.

  6. Run SolarWindsDPASetup-x64.exe. When the installer starts, click Next.
  7. If you accept the terms of the license agreement, select I accept. Click Next.
  8. If the Do you want to configure Microsoft Defender checkbox is shown, select it if you want to create an exception to prevent Microsoft Defender from scanning the folder that stores the Find SQL indexes.

    If the Find SQL functionality is enabled, creating an exception can avoid spikes in CPU utilization. You can manually create an exception after the installation.

    This checkbox is not shown if an exception already exists or if Microsoft Defender is not enabled.

  9. Click Next, and then click Install to start the upgrade.

  10. When the upgrade is complete, click Finish.

    If one or more DPA licenses are expired, you must remove the expired licenses before DPA can complete the repository upgrade. When all licenses are compliant, you can complete the upgrade process by opening DPA and clicking Proceed with upgrade.