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The Orion SQL Server database stores all monitoring data. Use the following guidelines to configure the database before you install and configure SolarWinds SAM. If you need assistance installing the SQL Server database, see the Microsoft guidelines.
|Make sure the database and database server meet the system requirements.|
|Ensure that you install the Orion database and the Orion Server on the same domain.|
The selected SQL Server instance must support mixed-mode or SQL authentication with strong passwords. A strong password must meet at least three of the following four criteria:
For a new database, the user account must be a member of the
For an existing database, the user account needs only to be in the
For a new SQL account, the user account must be a member of the
Set the recovery model of the database to Simple. SolarWinds does not support other methods.
Select SQL Server Authentication. SolarWinds Orion users access the SolarWinds Orion database using this method.
SolarWinds uses SQL Server Authentication to ensure the SolarWinds Orion server can always access the SolarWinds Orion database, even when hosted remotely on a separate server.