Getting Started with SentryOne Monitor Preview

Feature Availability: SentryOne Monitor is currently in a preview release status. During the preview, it is priced per target per month, with a maximum of 10 targets allowed. See the product page for full information about preview pricing.

Additional Information: See the blog post SentryOne Monitor: Our Database Monitoring Powerhouse Expands to the Cloud.

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 Monitor Preview password.

Local Installation

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

  • SQL Server Express version of the SentryOne database specific to Monitor Preview
  • 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.

Recommended Browsers

  • Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge

Security

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

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

Supported Targets

Amazon RDS for SQL Server is not a supported target type in SentryOne Monitor Preview.

Instructions

1. Get SentryOne Monitor Preview

  1. Go to the SentryOne store to purchase SentryOne Monitor Preview. Note:  You can also request a free trial.
  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 Monitor Preview and access via your browser.

2. Download the Installer

  1. Once you've completed your SentryOne Monitor Preview 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 Monitor Preview.

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

  • SQL Server Express version of the SentryOne database specific to Monitor Preview
  • 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. Access SentryOne Monitor

Use a compatible browser to view performance and monitoring information, including features such as the SentryOne dashboard, server health status, and Top SQL.

Warning: Do not attempt to log into SentryOne Monitor until you have completed the configuration client setup from step 3.

  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 SentryOne Monitor Preview!

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