Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

What is a proxy?

This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products.

Use this option to define which proxy server the SolarWinds Platform server or polling engine uses to connect to a SolarWinds Platform Agent in server-initiated communication mode.

Why should I use it?

If your network requires a proxy for outbound connections from SolarWinds Platform to a SolarWinds Platform Agent, you must define the proxy. Otherwise, a connection cannot be established. If your proxy requires authentication, you must enter credentials as well.

How do I configure it?

  1. Select Use proxy.
  2. Select a proxy from the list. To add a proxy, select --- new proxy ---.
  3. Enter the Proxy URL.
  4. If applicable, select Use Proxy Authentication.
  5. Enter a user name and password.