Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Add a MySQL database instance

See MySQL system requirements to setup your MySQL database to be monitored with SolarWinds Observability.

To monitor your MySQL database with SolarWinds Observability, complete the following:

  1. In SolarWinds Observability, click Add Data in the upper-right corner.

  2. On the Add Data dialog, click Database.

  3. On the initial Add Database Instance dialog, click MySQL.

  4. Click Add Host to install a new SolarWinds Observability Agent, or choose an existing SolarWinds Observability Agent. Click Next to continue.

  5. Choose the On Host, or Off Host Capture method. Click Next to continue.

    Choose On Host if the service is in the same physical or virtual machine as the OS where you will install the SolarWinds Observability Agent. Npcap must be installed if you are monitoring databases for on-host data gathering on a Windows Installation.

    Choose Off Host if the service is in a remote machine, and the SolarWinds Observability Agent will be installed on a different machine in the network.

  6. Enter the instance address and database for your instance. Enter the associated username, password, and bindings. Click next to continue.

    Click the Enable SSL toggle and enter your SSL credentials to enable SSL. 

  7. Copy and execute the script on your MySQL database. The user account created with this script will be used by the SolarWinds Observability Agent. Click Next to continue.

    If you have an existing user account that you want to use, enter the credentials in the script box before clicking the copy to clipboard button.

  8. If you selected off-host installation, copy and execute the queries on your MySQL database. Click Next to continue.

  9. Verify the information entered on the Summary tab. Click Finish.

    When you complete the configuration, SolarWinds Observability displays data collected for the Database Instance entity. See Entity Explorer for details.

See SolarWinds Observability introduction for an overview of Database Instance entities and how they work in SolarWinds Observability.