The Spotlight Client is installed by the Spotlight Enterprise installer. The Spotlight Client can be installed on the same Windows server as the Spotlight Diagnostic Server but does not have to be.
Use the Spotlight Client to monitor connections. See the Heatmap in Spotlight Enterprise.
Spotlight Diagnostic Server
The Spotlight Client connects to a single Spotlight Diagnostic Server or a federation of Spotlight Diagnostic Server.
Use the Spotlight Client to Configure uploading to Spotlight Cloud.
In a federation of Spotlight Diagnostic Server each Spotlight Diagnostic Server is independently configured for Spotlight Cloud.
Use the Spotlight Client to configure the Playback Database.
In a federation of Spotlight Diagnostic Server each Spotlight Diagnostic Server connects to its own Playback Database.
Spotlight Statistics Repository
Use the Spotlight Client to enable and configure the Spotlight Statistics Repository and generate reports.
Monitored connections in the deployment
Use the Spotlight Client to manage the connections monitored by Spotlight.
Permissions for the Spotlight Client
The Windows credentials used to run the Spotlight Client grant required permissions for the Spotlight Client to access the Spotlight Diagnostic Server, to configure the Spotlight Diagnostic Server, to acknowledge and snooze alarms, and perform actions on monitored systems like start service. See Permission to use Spotlight.
If the Spotlight Client is in a different Windows domain to the domain that the Spotlight Diagnostic Server is in, the domain that the Spotlight Diagnostic Server is in must trust the domain that the Spotlight Client users are in.
Spotlight’s ability to function, to collect and display data, may depend on account permissions granted over the network and specific open network ports. See Network Ports
Internet Options on the Spotlight Client
The Spotlight Client connects to the Spotlight Diagnostic Server via Internet port 40403. If you have customized Internet Options on the Spotlight Client, verify that your customized configurations do not conflict with Spotlight. See Internet Options on the Spotlight Client.
Ensure the Spotlight Client and Spotlight Diagnostic Server come from the same version of Spotlight. When upgrading Spotlight, you must upgrade both the Spotlight Client and Spotlight Diagnostic Server.