Brief Introduction

This guide specifically talks about different windows in the installation process. It will discuss in detail the functions of each window in the installation process.

Define Connection Details

In this window, you will specify the Host IP and Port to your database server. Base on your defined port, dbWatch CC will automatically detect it. It will provide default values for Authentication login, Instance Type, and set Authentication Type = “Password Authentication”.

Below is a summary of all the default values for each default port and their authentication type:

Input to Port Field Instance Login
1433 MS SQL Server sa
1521 Oracle sys as sysdba
3306 MySQL root
5432 Postgres postgres
5000 Sysbase

Another thing to consider is the type of Authentication when connecting with your instance. Below are the selection and their descrption:

Authentication Type Description
OS Authentication Detects locally running instances in your server or computer. When “OS Authentication” is selected, it grays out LOGIN and PASSWORD, since it is using the current credentials you are using.
Password Authentication Authentication meant to connect to an existing SQL database engine. You need to provide the LOGIN and Password for that instance.

You can still switch the default instance type even after the dbWatch provides those values. Note, switch instance type may affect your login credentials.

On the bottom left of the window, you can see the button for “Advance Driver Set up”. This redirects you to the list of JBDC drivers.

Define Monitoring

All platform follows the same principle of installing monitoring jobs. They are classified into different job categories. All categories are the same to all platforms but they have different job names for each platform. Furthermore, jobs can be installed with User credentials or OS authentication.

Here’s a guide to help you with each section:


Define Module authentications

Here’s is another guide to help you when defining your module authentications:

Module Authentication Description
Use Existing dbWatch will use the defined instance from the define connection step
New Authentication Provide an existing authentication in your database other than what’s defined in the connection step
No Authentication dbWatch will not register any authentications for the following modules. This may limit the experience of using the product

Instance Installation

Define the name of your instance. Take note that it should not be more than 255 characters. dbWatch will flag this as an error. The instance name will be alphanumeric and it accepts all kinds of printable ASCII characters. This registered instance will be your instance name while using the same software.


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