Documentation forThreat Monitor

Add the collector to the web

Collector set up and configuration is typically administered by SolarWinds. Contact SolarWinds Customer Support for assistance. If you are a free trial user, follow these instructions.

Licensed customers

  1. Log in to Threat Monitor.
  2. On the Threat Monitor toolbar, navigate to Admin > Manage Collectors.
  3. On the Sensors page, click New.
  4. On the New Sensor page, enter the collector name, IP address, and sensor key.

  1. From the Sensor type drop-down list, select Dedicated or Cloud (for a cloud collector).
  2. Select your time zone, enter a sensor description, and then click Save.
  3. To view the collector details, navigate to Admin > Manage Collectors.

Free trial users

Trial users cannot access the collector though CLI/SSH.

  1. Log in to Threat Monitor.
  2. On the Threat Monitor dashboards page, locate your collector name, and then click Request token.

  3. Under Request collector activation token, enter your administrator password.

  4. Copy the activation token.

  5. Log in to the collector as an administrator, and then click the Collector Key tab.

    To log in to the collector, enter the collector IP address using port 5000 (for example, When you log in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.

  6. In the Collector activation token field, paste the collector key, and then click Submit.

  7. Reboot the collector.
  8. Return to the Threat Monitor dashboard to verify the collector is active.