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Set up an SSH tunnel for database instance monitoring

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Updated August 22, 2017


You can set up an SSH tunnel to connect to a database server that's unreachable directly from your DPA server. This requires an SSH connection to either the database server or a server from which the database is directly accessible.


Once the SSH connection is in place, the database's port can be forwarded over the SSH tunnel to a free port on your DPA server. You can then register the database instance for monitoring in DPA as if the database is running directly on the DPA server.


  • DPA, all versions



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