Connecting to an Installation

Repository Connection Management

The Repository Connection Management menu controls the active SentryOne database for the locally installed SentryOne client.

SentryOne SQL Server Repository Connection Management Menu

Specifying the Server

Enter the name of the server to connect to in the field provided.

Specifying the Database Name

Specify the database name that the SentryOne database connects to.

Using the Integrated Windows Authentication

By default, this option is selected. To use the SQL Server authentication, select No, and then enter the SQL Server credentials. After connecting to the server, a new instance of the SentryOne client launches that connects to the specified alternate installation.

Using the SentryOne SQL Server Integrated Windows Authentication

Advanced Properties

Select Show Advanced Properties to access advanced options.

SentryOne SQL Server Repository Connection Advanced Properties

Port Number

The default port is 1433 for SQL Server. See the Performance Analysis Required Ports article for additional information. See the Setting the Connection Properties topic from Microsoft Docs for more information on the portNumber property.

Packet Size

The default size is 4096 bytes. See the Configure the network packet size Server Configuration Option topic from Microsoft Docs for additional information on SQL Server network pack sizes.

Encrypt Network Traffic

The default value is No. Set to Yes to use encrypted connections between the SentryOne database server, SentryOne monitoring services, and SentryOne client.

Important:  To use this property, you must first complete the steps to Enable Encrypted Connections to the Database Engine as outlined in Microsoft Docs.

Trust Server Certificate

The default value is No. Set to Yes to trust SQL Server's SSL Certificate without additional validation. See the Setting the Connection Properties topic from Microsoft Docs for more information on the trustServerCertificate property.

Important:  If you choose to Encrypt Network Traffic, then this property must be set to Yes.

Multi Subnet

The default value is No. Set to Yes if this SQL Server connection uses a Multi Subnet Failover. See the Setting the Connection Properties topic from Microsoft Docs for more information on the multiSubnetFailover property.

Removing an Old Server

When you start the SentryOne client, if you have more than one server in the Repository Connection Management menu, you are prompted to choose an installation to connect to. You may have more than one server in the Repository Connection Management menu if you have moved the SentryOne database to a new location.

Adding a New SentryOne SQL Server Connection

To remove an old server from the Repository Connection Management menu so that you are no longer notified about it when opening the SentryOne client, complete the following steps:

  1. Choose the server you would like to remove, select Edit, and then at the bottom of the screen select Remove Connection
  2. Select OK to delete the desired connection.
    Deleting a SentryOne SQL Server Connection