Get Started with Server Configuration Monitor
This guide picks up right after the Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) installation process and walks you through the first steps you need to take to monitor your server configurations. If you prefer, you can view this guide as a PDF.
If you haven't installed SCM yet, start with the SolarWinds Installer.
Who this guide is for
New SCM users
Existing SCM users
|This guide is meant for you and is the best place to start with SCM.||
You'll find more advanced information in the SCM Admin Guide.
Or if you're looking for tips on how to upgrade to SCM 2023.4, see the SCM Upgrade Guide.
What's in this guide
Log into the SolarWinds Platform Web Console to use and manage SCM - An introduction to logging into the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, which you'll use to do everything in SCM.
Add a node to SCM - The first step to start monitoring with SCM.
Once you have the basics, check out the Server Configuration Monitor Administrator Guide to learn about more advanced functionality.