Documentation forServer Configuration Monitor
Monitoring server configurations is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and is also available in a standalone module, Server Configuration Monitor (SCM). Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and SCM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Change how long configuration data is kept in Server Configuration Monitor (SCM)

This task is not available to all users. See User restrictions for details.

SCM retains configuration data at three levels of granularity: detailed, hourly, and daily. Detailed data is every change detected for every configuration item. Hourly data is the most recent change detected within the hour for each configuration item. Daily data is the most recent change detected within a calendar day for each configuration item.

Data retention settings do not affect the data for a node's baseline configuration. Baseline information is kept forever.

By default, detailed data is kept for 7 days, hourly data is kept for 30 days, and daily data is kept for 365 days.

The default values for each level of granularity can be changed in SCM Settings:

  1. Navigate to Server Configuration Monitor Settings, either from the link in the upper right of the Server Configuration Monitor Summary page or by going to Settings > All Settings > Server Configuration Monitor Settings.
  2. Click the Data Retention tab.
  3. Change the settings for each level of data as desired, and then click Save Changes.