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Home > Success Center > Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) > DPA Documentation > DPA Integration Module 11.1 Administrator Guide > Integrate DPA with Orion Platform products > Set up the DPA Integration Module

Set up the DPA Integration Module

Updated: June 4, 2018

You need the following information to integrate SolarWinds DPA with the Orion Platform:

  • DPA server host name or IP address
  • DPA port number
  • DPA administrator credentials
  • Orion server host name or IP address
  • DPA server display name

To enable DPA integration, the Orion Platform must use a SQL Server account to access the Orion database. If the Orion Platform uses Windows authentication, run the configuration wizard and change the authentication method to use a SQL Server account before you integrate DPA.

If the Orion Platform uses Windows authentication and you attempt to integrate DPA, you receive the following error message:

There was an error when trying to enable the integration with the DPA server: Establishing federation with jSWIS failed.

Set up the Integration Module in Settings

  1. Log in as an administrator. Non-administrator accounts cannot view the Manage DPA Servers page.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Product Specific Settings, click Database Performance Analyzer.
  4. Click Manage DPA Servers.
  5. Click Add DPA Server.
  6. Enter the required information, and click Test Connection.

    If the test fails and a new field for the SolarWinds Orion server address displays, enter your SolarWinds Orion server address using the fully qualified domain name or IP address.

  7. Click Integrate.

What happens during the integration setup?

  1. The Orion server tests the connection and credentials to ensure it can communicate with the SolarWinds DPA server.
  2. The Orion server uses the DPA administrator credentials to create service accounts on the DPA server, which are then saved to the Orion server.
  3. The Orion server tests the connection and credentials again, and enables single sign-on.
  4. The Orion server sets up federation so it can retrieve information from the SolarWinds Orion database and the DPA repository database.
  5. The Orion server creates relationships between nodes, applications, and database instances from SolarWinds DPA.

The service account is used when the SolarWinds Orion server queries the SolarWinds DPA server for information.

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