SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot Setup

Feature Availability: SentryOne Cloud Monitor is currently in a pilot release status. Licenses are FREE for the duration of the pilot.

Requirements

The ReadMe.txt

Existing Accounts & Passwords

Warning: If you already have a SentryOne Cloud Sync or my.sentryone.com account, you must ensure that your passwords are consistent across all SentryOne account types. Use your existing password when setting up your SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot password.

Local Installation

The following components will be installed on a local machine and must all be on the same machine for the pilot release:

  • SQL Server Express version of the SentryOne database specific to Cloud Monitor Pilot
  • SentryOne monitoring service
  • SentryOne configuration client

Important:  If the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2017 is installed without 2015 on the local machine running the SentryOne components, the SQL Server installer fails when attempting to install 2015 as a dependency. In this scenario, you must uninstall the 2017 package before running the installer for the configuration client.

Compatible Browsers for Universal Client

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

Note:  The SentryOne Universal Client does not support Internet Explorer; however, Internet Explorer 11 will be supported in the upcoming preview release.

Security

SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot utilizes standard SSL Port 443 to establish a connection.

See the SentryOne Security topics for additional security requirements applicable to SentryOne monitoring.

Supported Targets

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is not a supported target type in SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot.

Instructions

1. Get SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot

  1. Go to the SentryOne store to purchase SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot. Note:  The purchase price is free for the duration of the pilot release.
  2. You will be asked to set up a username and password during the purchase process. This information will be used when you configure SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot and view the Universal Client.

2. Download the Installer

  1. Once you've completed your SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download the installer.
  2. Download the installer and execute the file to install the on-premises components of SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot.

Note:  The installer will install the following components on the local machine:

  • SQL Server Express version of the SentryOne database specific to Cloud Monitor Pilot
  • SentryOne monitoring service
  • SentryOne configuration client

3. Use Configuration Client

  1. Open the on-premises configuration client.
  2. Enter the username and password created during the purchase process.
  3. Configure your environment (i.e. add targets, set up conditions and alerts, modify settings, and more).

Important:  All configuration must be done through the configuration client on the local machine where it is installed.

4. Open Universal Client

The Universal Client is where you'll view performance and monitoring information, including features such as the SentryOne dashboard, server health status, and Top SQL.

  1. Go to https://monitor.sentryone.com/ 
  2. Enter the username and password created during the purchase process.

Success: You are now ready to use the SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot!

Additional Information: See the Using the SentryOne Universal Client article for more details.