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SolarWinds Observability Getting Started Guide

Welcome to the SolarWinds Observability Getting Started Guide.

This document guides you from setting up SolarWinds Observability through the full implementation. Prior to working through the Getting Started Guide, you should have already received an invitation to join your organization in SolarWinds Observability.

Accept the invitation and create an account.

  1. Check your mailbox for a You have been invited to... email, and click Accept invitation.
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Log in to SolarWinds Observability using the new account.

Invite users.

This requires that you are an Admin.

  1. Click the Settings icon (bottom-right), and click Users.
  2. Click Invite user, and provide an email to send the invitation to.

See Manage Users.

Configure security settings for your SolarWinds organization.

Click Settings > Security to configure your organization's security settings. SolarWinds Observability provides the option to enable MFA on your organization and set up MFA for a user account. You can also configure Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML.

See Security.

Configure your cloud accounts.

You can view and enable or disable your cloud accounts (AWS or Azure) in the Cloud Accounts section of Settings.

  1. Click Settings > Cloud Accounts.

  2. Select the cloud account provider:

    • Amazon Web Services: The page lists all AWS accounts and their status, and provides the option to enable or disable individual accounts.

    • Microsoft Azure: The page lists all Azure accounts and their status, and provides the option to enable or disable individual accounts.

See Cloud Accounts.

Start monitoring APM entities.

With service monitoring, you can observe performance metrics from the services powering your application and create distributed traces that follow the path of individual transactions through the entire application stack.

See Getting started with APM.

Start monitoring DEM entities.

When you monitor DEM entities, you can track the performance and availability of external websites.

See Getting started with DEM.

Start monitoring Database entities.

Collect data about the performance, stability, and overall health of your monitored databases. Database monitoring enables you to address and prevent issues, and provides deep database performance monitoring to drive speed, efficiency, and savings.

See Getting started with Databases.

Start monitoring Host entities.

Host infrastructure monitoring collects data about the performance, stability, and overall health of your hosts and services in order to address and prevent issues.

See Getting started with Infrastructure monitoring.

Start monitoring Network entities.

Network device monitoring observes the performance and availability of your network devices. Performance metrics are gathered from the different network devices in your environment.

See Getting started with Network.

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.

Troubleshooting SolarWinds Observability

Review the SolarWinds Observability System Requirements to ensure your environment is compatible. If you still run into problems installing one of our agents or libraries, or if SolarWinds Observability is not receiving data from an agent or libary, see the following topics: