Requirements to use the Network Collector to monitor your network depend on several variables, such as:
- The volume of data to display in the browser.
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The following table lists browser requirements and recommendations for using the SolarWinds Observability web application.
Performance of the computer and internet speed where you open the browser significantly influences the speed of SolarWinds Observability.
SolarWinds Observability supports the two most recent versions of the following web browsers:
The following must be enabled in your browser:
The browser you are using to access SolarWinds Observability's basic features must have unrestricted access to the following locations:
- https://my.xx-yy.cloud.solarwinds.com and all subfolders (where
xx-yyis determined by the URL you use to access SolarWinds Observability, see Data centers and endpoint URIs)
- https://documentation.solarwinds.com/ and all subfolders
- https://agent-binaries.cloud.solarwinds.com/ and all subfolders
The clients and agents installed when monitoring network devices must be able to communicate with the SolarWinds Observability collector to report collected data.
Open your firewall or access control configuration to permit TCP/HTTPS/TLS outbound connections to the following endpoints (where
xx-yy is determined by the URL you use to access SolarWinds Observability, see Data centers and endpoint URIs) using port
Review the following port requirements. See also port requirements in SolarWinds Platform on-prem requirements.
|161||UDP, TCP||Outbound||Port used by the Network Collector for sending and receiving SNMP data from network devices.|
|443||HTTPS||Outbound||Port used for communication with cloud endpoints.|
|2055||UDP||Inbound||Port for receiving flows on the Network Collector. See NetFlow port requirements.|
|17777, 17778||TCP||Inbound||Special case: If the Network Collector and SolarWinds Observability Agent are installed on different servers, inbound rules for these ports are needed.|
If an operating system/distribution is not in the list, download and run the installer using the PowerShell command provided in the Add Data wizard.
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2022
- Windows 10
- Windows 11
On Windows Server 2012, download the MSI file manually and run it using the provided PowerShell command. Script-based installation has issues with establishing a connection to download SolarWinds Observability Agent binaries.