This help page is for version 8.3. The latest available help is for version 8.5.
Quick Installation Guide for PA Server Monitor
You will find that PA Server Monitor is very easy to set up and use. You just choose a directory to install into, press Next a few times, and you're done.
The product installs completely within it's own directory, with the exception of the optional Microsoft SQL Server Native Client, which is a system component and uses a Microsoft
installer. The SQL Native Client is not required, and can be installed later.
PA Server Monitor doesn't take up much disk space. However, it records information to databases that can grow large depending on how
many monitors you have and how long you keep the data. By default, the directory structure will look like this:
PA Server Monitor
PA Server Monitor uses an embedded database by default. You can choose to store the bulk of your data in an MS SQL Server database if you wish.
For the embedded database's performance and integrity, it's recommended to keep the Database directory on a local NTFS drive. Putting the Database directory on a remote server via a network share is not recommended.
You can choose to move the Databases and Reports directory at a later time via the Database Settings dialog.
After the product is installed, a Startup Wizard for PA Server Monitor will guide you in setting up your first few monitors and actions. It will
be helpful to have the following available:
- The names of a few servers/devices to monitor
- The usernames and passwords needed to access the above servers/devices (a domain account works well for Windows servers, but is not required)
- Your SMTP server information (such as SMTP server name, port (if non standard), SMTP username and password if needed) for sending alerts