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Switch from commercial cloud monitoring to government cloud monitoring (SAM)

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Updated July 19, 2018


This article describes how to switch from commercial cloud monitoring in SAM to government cloud monitoring of AWS GovCloud and Azure Government cloud regions. Those regions are  designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing specific regulatory and compliance requirements. 

Starting in SAM 6.6, you can monitor either public/commercial or government regions by following the steps in this article. The ability to monitor both types of regions simultaneously is planned for a future release.


  • SAM 6.4 or later (AWS)
  • SAM 6.5 or later (AWS and Azure)



Important: SolarWinds recommends backing up the SolarWinds SQL database before making changes. For assistance, check your vendor's site for documentation and instructions. If your database is on a VM, create a snapshot or copy of the VM. You can also try SolarWinds Backup for free.


To enable AWS GovCloud region monitoring:

  1. Open the Orion Database Manager.
  2. Click Add Default Server.
  3. For AWS, right-click the Orion database and enter the following query:

    UPDATE [dbo].[CLM_AwsRegions]

    SET [Enabled]=1

    WHERE [SystemName]='us-gov-west-1'

To disable AWS GovCloud region monitoring:

  1. Open the Orion Database Manager.
  2. Click Add Default Server.
  3. Right-click the Orion database and enter the following query:

    UPDATE [dbo].[CLM_AwsRegions]

    SET [Enabled]=0

    WHERE [SystemName]='us-gov-west-1'


Switching between monitoring of public/commercial and government regions in Microsoft Azure involves using the Advanced Configuration option in the Orion Platform. Generally, you should not modify any settings unless instructed to do so in a Success Center article or as directed by SolarWinds Support representatives.


To enable Azure Government region monitoring:

  1. Log in to Orion Web Console using an account with administrative privileges.
  2. In the address field of the web browser, enter one of following
    • http://(your host name)/Orion/Admin/AdvancedConfiguration/Global.aspx : Global tab
    • http://(your host name)/Orion/Admin/AdvancedConfiguration/ServerSpecific.aspx: Server-Specific tab
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Scroll to the CloudMonitoring.Azure section of the page.
  5. Set up the following endpoints, as described in the Azure Government developer guide. (© 2018, Microsoft Corp., available at, obtained on November 11, 2018)
    • ApiUrl
    • AuthorizationEndpoint
    • ResourceUri
  6. Click Save.

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