Updated June 13, 2016
This article overviews what the key differences are when using DPA to monitor Amazon RDS instances.
DPA version 9.1 and later
|Amazon RDS||Supported Versions||Key Differences|
Workarounds for not having a SYS.UTL_CON package:
|Microsoft SQL Server|| |
2008 R2 SP3
WMI-based statistics are not available:
Workaround for not having a sysadmin role:
5.6.10 and later
You can repoint MySQL but not Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server Instances
It is not possible to transfer a registered Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database instance between Amazon RDS and a self-managed database, and retain SolarWinds DPA historical data. Any Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database instance transferred between Amazon RDS and a self-managed instance opens as seperate instances.
MySQL database instances can be repointed. You can continue monitoring where you left off after transferring a database instance between Amazon RDS and self-managed. To repoint, update the connection details of the registered database to point to the new location.