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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Management Pack for SCOM User Guide

Availability Groups | Connection Details

Note: The Availability Groups connection type requires SQL Server 2012 or above. The Availability Groups connection type was called High Availability in Spotlight on SQL Server releases prior to 11.1.

Open this screen from the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.

  2. Select the Availability Groups connection type.
  3. Click Add a new connection or to edit, right click the connection and select Properties.

Specify the connection details for this Availability Group

Field Description

Address

The Availability Listener: IP address, hostname, or URL.

Authentication

The authentication for Spotlight to use to connect to the Availability Listener.

Select Windows Authentication (using Diagnostic Server credentials) to use the Windows user configured to run the Spotlight Diagnostic Server.

Alternatively, fill in the User and Password fields. Ensure the account has sufficient privileges to retrieve server information, query the registry, and access WMI and performance monitor objects. An account with administrative rights to the listener allows this.

TIP: When done, click Test to verify Spotlight can successfully establish a connection with the details provided.

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