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Manage relationships to database instances, applications, and storage objects

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Melanie Boyd on Jan 05, 2018

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Updated: November 30, 2017

After you set up the SolarWinds DPA integration, the Orion Platform automatically creates relationships between nodes and applications in the SolarWinds Orion server and the database instances monitored by the SolarWinds DPA server.

For SRM integration, you must manually create the relationships between database instances and storage objects. See the Access Relationship Management section below for instructions.

The Orion Platform can integrate with multiple instances of SolarWinds DPA. After relationships are created between SolarWinds Orion objects and SolarWinds DPA database instances, the Orion Web Console displays information from both systems in the same resources and views.

If you integrate with a DPA server that has Central Server mode enabled, you must integrate with its remote DPA servers manually to see their data in the Orion Web Console.

The Orion Platform retrieves database instance information from SolarWinds DPA and attempts to build relationships between the SolarWinds DPA database instances and SolarWinds Orion nodes and applications based on the following criteria:

  • IP addresses
  • Host names
  • SolarWinds SAM application templates
  • Settings specific to database instances, such as instance name, SID, or port number

You can modify relationships after integrating a DPA server. All relationships are deleted if you remove the integration.

For more information about how the wizard relates objects and database instances, see Relationship detection.

Database instances must exist in SolarWinds DPA before relationships can be created. Database refers to the database server, and all applications that ask the database server for information are clients.

Access Relationship Management

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click Database Performance Analyzer.
  3. Click Manage Relationships.

Database Instances tab

You can define, edit, or unlink relationships using the Actions column.

Click Add DPA Database Instance to open SolarWinds DPA and register a new monitored database instance.

Client Applications tab

You can edit or unlink relationships using the Actions column.

Click Define New Relationship to relate an application from an Orion node in a client role to one or more database instances.

You can relate one application to multiple database instances: 

AppsToDB_relationship.png

Each database instance is related to only one application:

DB-ToApps_relationship.png

Storage Objects tab

You can edit or unlink relationships using the Actions column.

Click Define New Relationship to relate database instances to storage objects (LUNs only).

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