Configure event collection from SolarWinds

The SolarWinds connector instance requires configuration prior to receiving events from SolarWinds Service & Application Monitor.

Before you begin

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Event Management > Connectors > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New and create a SolarWinds connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Specify a unique name for the SolarWinds connector instance.
    Host IP Specify the SolarWinds IP address.
    Connector definition The vendor and protocol used to gather events from the external event source. Select the Solarwinds connector definition.
    Credential Specify credentials using Windows authentication.
    Schedule (seconds) The frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from SolarWinds.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify the MID Server that should run the SolarWinds connector instance. If not specified, an available MID Server is used.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  4. In the Connector Parameters section, specify the value of the mandatory SolarWinds parameter, port. Default value 17778.
  5. Click Test connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the SolarWinds connector.
  6. If the test fails, follow the instructions on the page to correct the problem and then run another test.
    Tip: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the SolarWinds server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  7. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.
    Note: If the SolarWinds connector fails to collect events when connecting to SolarWinds NPM and if you cannot upgrade to Istanbul, contact Support. Ask to upload and activate the update set attached to PRB690140.