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SRM 6.7 Administrator Guide

 Updated September 18, 2018

This guide provides an overview of product features and related technologies for the SolarWinds Orion Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). In addition, it contains recommendations on best practices, tutorials for getting started, and troubleshooting information for common situations.

Browse through the links and information below to learn about adding and monitoring storage devices, and much more.

This document is also available as a PDF: SRM Administrator Guide.


For information on installing releases of Storage Resource Monitor since SRM 6.5  in either a production or evaluation environment, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

For legacy versions prior to 6.5, see the SRM Legacy Installation Guide.

SRM features

This section describes features specific for SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). SRM uses common functions of Orion Platform products.

+ Introduction

An introduction to adding, configuring and monitoring your storage devices in Orion Storage Resource Monitor (SRM).

+ Add arrays to SRM

This section covers configuring arrays and providers to allow communication between your arrays and SRM.

The following knowledge base articles provide information on configuring arrays and providers in order to communicate with SRM. 

Disclaimer: Please note, any content posted herein is provided as a suggestion or recommendation to you for your internal use. These articles are not part of the SolarWinds software or documentation that you purchased from SolarWinds, and the information set forth herein may come from third parties. Your organization should internally review and assess to what extent, if any, such custom scripts or recommendations will be incorporated into your environment.  You elect to use third party content at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for the incorporation of the same, if any.

+ Administer SRM

Administer SRM and features of the Orion Web Console including alerts, reports, and monitoring hardware health.

+ SRM solutions

This section contains topics on extending your SRM storage environment by adding additional pollers and web servers, using AppStack and PerfStack, using SRM with SRM Profiler, using SRM with other Orion modules, and more.

+ SRM resources

How to view, add, manage and edit the SRM-specific resources or widgets available on the dashboards, views and pages of the OrionWeb Console.


Orion Platform features

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor uses the Orion Platform as the core of the SolarWinds IT Management Portfolio. See the Orion Platform Administrator Guide for information about common features like network discovery, dashboards, reporting, alerting, and so on.

Orion Platform Administrator Guide in PDF

Orion Platform 2018.2 Administrator Guide PDF in Simplified Chinese

Orion Platform 2018.4 Administrator Guide PDF in Japanese

Orion Platform requirements

Hardware, software, and port requirements for the Orion Platform server and for the SolarWinds Orion database.

+ Security enhancements and exceptions

Configure SSL for the Orion Web Console, enable FIPS, antivirus directory exclusions.

+ How Orion Platform products work

Orion platform products monitor your network through different protocols. A typical installation includes a database server and one or more polling engine servers.

+ Licensing

Activate, add, upgrade or assign licenses with the web-based License Manager in the Orion Web Console.

This Orion Platform feature applies to the following products:


+ Add devices

Identify the devices you want to monitor and add them to the SolarWinds Orion database.

+ Manage devices

Edit properties of monitored devices, stop monitoring, edit monitoring settings, stop polling devices or mute alerts.

+ Groups and dependencies 

Organize how monitored data is presented in the Orion Web Console to improve or simplify alerts. Set up dependencies to better represent the status of objects on your network.

+ Events

View events, alerts, traps and Syslogs in the Orion Web Console.

+ Hardware health

Get insight into hardware issues on the network. Monitor hardware health based on hardware sensors, such as fan status, power supply status, or temperature.

+ Quality of Experience

Use packet analysis sensors to see packet-level traffic information about key devices and applications on your network.

+ Agents

Deploy agents to collect data for monitoring your network.

+ Syslogs

Configure your devices to send Syslog messages to your Orion Platform product and view them in the Orion Web Console.

+ Traps

View SNMP traps in the Orion Web Console. 

+ Alerts

Get informed about network events. Use or customize the out-of-the-box alerts, or create new alerts tailored to your needs.

+ Maps

See your network devices on maps in the Orion Web Console.


Specify thresholds for monitored metrics. Customize general thresholds or use baselines.

+ Users

Manage Orion Web Console user accounts: set user rights, reset passwords, limit access to network segments based on user accounts, enable authentication with Active Directory.

+ Admin functions and settings

Proxy settings, counter rollovers, view secure data, chart settings auditing settings, and other settings.

+ Custom properties

Specify custom fields to associate with monitored network objects.

+ Customize Orion Web Console (views, widgets)

Log in to the Orion Web Console, customize menus, colors, the logo, and breadcrumbs. Customize views, add widgets and subviews, limit objects on views, specify views for device types. Customize widgets and charts.

+ High Availability in SolarWinds products

Use SolarWinds High Availability to provide failover protection for your Orion server and additional polling engines to reduce data loss.

+ Web-based reports

Generate reports in the Orion Web Console based on the predefined reports for your Orion Platform product. Customize existing reports to fit your needs, create reports, schedule a report to run automatically.

+ Virtualization

Monitor your virtual networks (ESX and ESXi servers, vCenter, VMware) in the Orion Web Console. 

+ Polling Engines

Balance polling using Additional Polling Engines and Additional Web Servers, customize polling and database settings.

+ PerfStack

Visually correlate historical time series data from multiple Orion Platform products and entity types in a single view.

Monitor cloud instances and VMs

To support hybrid environments, the Orion Platform can retrieve data from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud service platforms to track availability, performance, applications, and more for instances and VMs. Examples of data gathered include status, storage capacity, memory usage, and IP addresses.

+ Monitor containers in the Orion Platform

With the Orion Platform, you can monitor containers deployed to nodes in supported environments, such as docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, or Apache Mesos.

+ Optimize your Orion Platform

Learn more about optimizing your Orion Platform deployment.

+ References

Networking glossary, alert variables, and so on.


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