Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Introduction to databases

Database monitoring collects data about the performance, stability, and overall health of your monitored databases to address and prevent issues, and provides deep database performance monitoring to drive speed, efficiency, and savings. SolarWinds Observability supports MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Redis database instances.

Database performance, responsiveness, and error rate is displayed in dashboards and alerts can be configured to notify you by email or other methods when user-defined thresholds are crossed. Use this data to identify and remedy issues before they can develop.

How it Works

Observing your database instances with SolarWinds Observability consists of the SolarWinds Observability Agent running on your servers and the SolarWinds Observability SaaS platform. The SolarWinds Observability Agent is simple to install, efficient, and self-managing; it captures all queries with minimal impact. Depending on database and installation type, SolarWinds Observability captures data by inspecting the database network traffic or from database statistics tables.

Monitor a database in SolarWinds Observability

To monitor a database instance, see Configure a Database Instance.

Use the Entity Explorer to view a list of your observed databases. The collected information about database health and performance is available for analysis in the Database widgets in the database entity's Overview tab.

The measurements gathered from your databases can also be reviewed for further analysis using the Metrics Explorer.

Use the Queries Explorer to see a list of observed queries and related details. Group the top 10 through 200 queries by varying metrics with the Profiler to identify troublesome queries or queries that need optimization.