Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Getting started with DEM

The guide for getting started with DEM picks up right after you have accepted an invitation to join your organization in SolarWinds Observability and created your user account. See SolarWinds Observability Getting Started Guide.

SolarWinds Observability can monitor the performance of your websites services for applications. See Introduction to websites.

Verify open access to SolarWinds Observability.

Verify your firewall settings allow communication from SolarWinds Observability probe server IP addresses. See Synthetic Probes Settings.

Add your website entities to SolarWinds Observability.

  1. Click the plus button in the top-right corner of SolarWinds Observability, and click Website.
  2. Type a Name for your website and enter the URL of your website. The URL entered must load a webpage.
  3. Select a protocol, locations from which to test the website, and enter a test interval.
  4. Click Add Website.

Observe monitored website entity.

Information collected for your website entity is available in widgets in the Entity Explorer, area overviews, and custom dashboards.

  • Click DEM in the side navigation to see an overview of all your monitored website entities.

  • Review an individual entity's details, including the entity's test results, in the Entity Explorer.

See Observe entities.

Analyze individual metrics.

Click Analyze > Metrics to see a list of metrics for all entities in the Metrics Explorer. Use the search field to find metrics for your website entities. Click a metric to see a history of measurements collected for your website entities.

View your website's logs in the Logs Explorer.

See Logs Explorer for details about searching and reviewing your logs.

  • Locate your website entity in the Entity Explorer and click the Logs tab to see all logs sent for the website.

  • View your website entity's logs alongside all other logs in the full Logs Explorer.

Check out triggered alerts.

  1. On the Home page, click View All Alerts in the Active Alerts widget. This opens the Active Alerts view.

  2. Click an entity with issues to go to the entity details page for more information.

See Alerts.