Request Spotlight Enterprise monitor your SQL Server, Windows Server and other connection types. Remove connections and configure connection properties.
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Add Connections

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
    Configure Connections
  2. Double click Add new connection. You may be prompted to fill in the New Connection Details dialog.
  3. You will be prompted to fill in the connection properties.

The connection properties for a new connection are entered on two tabs: Details and Tags. The connection details are required. The details are dependent on the connection type.

Connection Tags are optional. Connection Tags are a free form organizational tool that may be applied to Spotlight connections. Tag names represent a project, geographic region or other indicator of interest to you and your organization. Multiple tags can be assigned to one connection.

Discover Connections

The Connection Discovery Wizard is used to locate resources on the network and add those resources as Spotlight connections. The Connection Discovery Wizard can be used to locate SQL Server instances or Windows Servers.

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
    Configure Connections
  2. Double click Discover from the list of All connections, SQL Server or Windows.

Diagnose Connections

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
    Configure Connections
  2. Double click on the connection or click Diagnose to open the Spotlight Overview page for the connection.

Edit Connection Properties

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
    Configure Connections
  2. Right click on the connection and select Properties.

The connection properties for an existing connection are shown on three tabs: Details, Tags and Monitoring.

Details

The connection Details are dependent on the connection type.

Tags

Replace / add / delete Tags for the connection. Tags are a free form organizational tool that may be optionally applied to Spotlight connections. Tag names represent a project, geographic region or other indicator of interest to you and your organization. Multiple tags can be assigned to one connection.

Monitoring

Use the Monitoring tab to edit connection monitoring settings.

Delete the connection

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
    Configure Connections
  2. Right-click on the connection and select Delete.

If you have customized the alarms set for this connection or the scheduling information then those customizations will be deleted with the connection. You may like to backup your customizations before you delete the connection. To do so, backup the \Agent\Conf folder in the Spotlight Spotlight Diagnostic Server installation folder.