Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Add a SQL Server database instance

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

To monitor your SQL Server database instance 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 SQL Server.

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

  5. Enter the instance address and database for your instance. Enter the associated username, password, and bindings. Click next to continue.
  6. Click the Enable SSL toggle and enter your SSL credentials to enable SSL. 

  7. 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.