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Configure an existing database and server for SRM

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After SRM is installed, the Configuration wizard starts automatically.

If the Configuration wizard starts automatically, navigate to Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Configuration and Auto-Discovery > Configuration Wizard.

  1. In the Welcome dialog box, click Next.
  2. If prompted to stop services, click Yes.

    To ensure all updates and changes are installed correctly, you must stop all services.

  3. In the Database Settings dialog box, select an SQL Server and authentication method, and click Next.

    Use SQL Server Authentication to ensure the SolarWinds Orion server can always access SQL Server, even when hosted remotely on a separate server.

  4. In the Database Settings dialog box, select an existing database or create a new database:
    option actions
    To use an existing database:
    1. Select Use an existing database.
    2. Select the database from the list, and click Next.
    To create a new database:
    1. Select Create a new database.
    2. Provide a name for the new database, and click Next.

    Do not use non-alphanumeric characters in database names.

  5. In the Database Account dialog box, select an existing account or create a new account:


    To use an existing SQL account for the SRM polling engine and Web Console:
    1. Select the existing account.
    2. Provide the password, and click Next.
    To create a new SQL account for the SRM polling engine and Web Console:
    1. Select Create a new account.
    2. Provide an account name and password.
    3. Confirm the account password, and click Next.
  6. In the Website Settings dialog box:
    1. Select All Unassigned unless your environment requires a specific IP address for the Orion Web Console.
    2. Specify the Port and the Website Root Directory where the system installs the Web Console.

      If you specify any port other than 80, include that port in the URL used to access the Web Console.

    3. Click Yes - Enable automatic login using Windows Authentication.

  7. If prompted to create a directory or website, click Yes.
  8. Review the list of services to install, and click Next.
  9. Click Yes if prompted to disable the SNMP Trap Service and enable the SolarWinds Trap Service.
  10. In the Completing the Orion Configuration wizard dialog box, click Next.
  11. When completed, click Finish to launch the Orion Web Console.
  12. Log in with the user name admin and leave the password field blank.
  13. The Orion Web Console opens. For security purposes, SolarWinds recommends that you change the password to your admin account.
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