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Integrate Patch Manager with the Orion Platform

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Mar 12, 2018

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The Orion Platform is used by SolarWinds Orion products to monitor and analyze network, application, system, and database performance in a cloud, non-cloud, or hybrid environment. The Orion Platform provides navigation, settings, and common features, including alerts and reports. All Orion Platform products include the Orion Web Console. 

See How Orion Platform products work for details.

If you are running the SolarWinds Orion Platform in your corporate enterprise, you can integrate Patch Manager with the Orion Web Console. This allows you to view Patch Manager and your SolarWinds Orion products in one console. 

Orion Web Console

The Orion Web Console is included with all Orion Platform products. The web console translates data received from the Patch Manager Primary Application Server (PAS) and other SolarWinds products into views that display your monitored data. 

The web console provides a consistent look-and-feel across all products, providing a single pane of glass for your Orion monitoring tools. Using the web console, you can monitor servers and desktops managed by WSUS, identify any vulnerable managed computers, and view additional details about your Patch Manager deployment. When you purchase additional SolarWinds products, you can monitor other aspects of your IT environment (such as network, database, and application performance) from one user interface.

See SolarWinds Online Demos to view an Orion Web Console demonstration.

Orion integration

You can integrate Patch Manager with the Orion Platform by installing the Patch Manager Orion web interface on the Orion server (main polling engine) or the Orion Additional Web server. The web user interface connects the Orion server with the Patch Manager Application server so the managed computer data can be collected from the Patch Manager Primary Application Server (PAS). The Orion Web Interface must be able to connect to a Patch Manager Application server for the Web Console to function properly.

When you complete the installation, PATCHES and the Patch Manager Summary selection display in the My Dashboards drop-down menu in the Orion Web Console.


The Patch Summary dashboard displays the patch status of your managed computers in a single read-only dashboard. Using the dashboard, you can:

  • View computers that are up to date, require updates, or have update errors
  • View the top ten most vulnerable machines in your deployment
  • View the top ten patches missing on your managed computers

After you locate an issue in your deployment, you can access the Patch Manager Administrator Console and troubleshoot the issue.

See the Patch Manager Installation Guide for instructions about installing and integrating Patch Manager with the Orion Platform. 

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