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Advanced analysis

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The DPA home page displays a table of the monitored database instances where you can see all of the database types. Click Action to start or stop monitoring.

Instance Groups

You can group monitored databases using the Instance Groups feature. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/DPA-MT/0E0/manage-instance-groups.png to add, modify, or delete an Instance Group.

SolarWinds DPA automatically groups Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) instances, but does not automatically group other databases.

In addition, SolarWinds DPA 10.1 and later automatically groups Oracle multitenant container databases (CDB) containing pluggable databases (PDB).


Monitoring is always active after it is started. It is not necessary to restart the SolarWinds DPA monitor if the repository instance or the monitored database instance was unavailable for a period of time. Monitoring resumes when both are available again.

If there is a period of time when monitoring should not occur, you can stop monitoring a database instance.


Next to a database instance, click Action > Log to see the SolarWinds DPA monitoring log. This helps determine why the monitor cannot start, or if data are missing.

Click Options > Support tab > Utilities > Log Viewer to see log entries for all monitored database instances.

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