Submit a ticketCall us

Bridging the ITSM Divide
Integrated help desk and remote support software for faster resolution

Join us on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. CT, as we discuss the benefits of effectively integrating your help desk software with remote support solutions to help increase the efficiency of IT administration, improve communication, and decrease mean time to resolution (MTTR) for IT issues of all sizes. This directly impacts end-user satisfaction and your business’ bottom line. Register Now.

Home > Success Center > Network Configuration Manager (NCM) > NCM Installation Guide > About the SolarWinds Orion database

About the SolarWinds Orion database

Table of contents
No headers
Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 03, 2016

Views: 51 Votes: 0 Revisions: 4

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition is distributed with SolarWinds NCM. SQL Server 2014 Express Edition supports a maximum database size of 10GB, is limited to 1GB of RAM use, and takes advantage of only 1 CPU in a multiprocessor server, according to information published by Microsoft.

SolarWinds recommends that you create the database on a separate SQL Server host, and not the SolarWinds NCM host. To increase performance, we recommend using a remote SQL Server host if you are installing SolarWinds NCM on the same host as SolarWinds NPM.

The following characters cannot be included in the database name:

  • Asterisk (*)
  • Closing square bracket (])
  • Colon (:)
  • Semicolon (;)
  • Single quote (')
  • Double quote (")
  • Backward slash (\)
  • Forward slash (/)
  • Less than (<)
  • Greater than (>)
  • Question mark (?)

The following characters cannot be included in the user name or password of the database account:

  • Semicolon (;)
  • Single quote (')


Last modified