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Prepare the Orion SQL database for VMAN stand-alone

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Updated: 9-13-2017 | VMAN Installation Guide

For a stand-alone VMAN deployment, you need to prepare a dedicated server for the Orion SQL database. You will select this database through the Configuration Wizard after installing the stand-alone Orion Platform (or the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor).

If you are integrating VMAN into an existing Orion Platform, use an existing SQL database. The integration instructions walk-through the selection through the Configuration wizard.

Prepare your database using the following guidelines.

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif Make sure the database and database server meet the system requirements.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif Ensure that you install the Orion database and the Orion Server on the same domain.
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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:

  • Contains at least one uppercase letter
  • Contains at least one lowercase letter
  • Contains at least one number
  • Contains at least one non-alphanumeric character, for example, #, %, or ^
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For a new database, the user account must be a member of the dbcreator server role. The sysadmin role and the security administrator (SA) user account are always members of dbcreator.

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For a new SQL account, the user account must be a member of the securityadmin server role. The sysadmin role and the security administrator user account are always members of securityadmin.

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Set the recovery model of the database to Simple. SolarWinds does not support other methods.

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Select SQL Server Authentication. SolarWinds Orion users use this method to access the SolarWinds Orion database.

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.

 

 

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