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Cannot connect to the SolarWinds Orion database when configuring an Additional Polling Engine

Overview

When configuring an Additional Polling Engine, NPM cannot access the SolarWinds Orion database. If you are running a local installation of SQL or SQL Express, you need to enable TCP/IP and named pipes in the SQL Management Studio to connect to the database.

Environment

  • NPM with a local installation of SQL or SQL Express

Resolution

In the SQL Management Studio, enable TCP/IP and named pipes access.

 

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