How to get here

Instance Configuration can be accessed by going to Server > Server Configuration > Instance Configuration, or by right clicking on an instance and selecting Configure Instance from the popup menu.

Main view

The instance configuration view consists of several parts. On the left side you see a tree are the list of your instances installed in CC. One the right pane, you can see the details of the highlighted instance. On the top are commands to add an instance, remove an instance, and uninstall a ninstance. You can also see the grouping filters.

main window for instance configuration

The configuration panel is again divided into 3 main tabs.


The first tab is General. This panel shows the Given name (named used to identify this instance in dbWatch), the DBMS type for the instance, and the group the instance is sorted under. The Driver panel specifies the jdbc driver used and lets you edit jdpb parameters (read more ).The Connection panel shows connectivity details like host and port for the instance (this may vary a bit depending on the dbms type). Below this you have information about the database/schema used for advanced monitoring (more info) and monitoring polling pauses. Then on the bottom you have information used by the management module.

general tab for instance configuration

The information in these panels will also vary a bit depending on the dbms type.


In the Authentications tab you can specify the authentications used for the different modules in dbWatch. Management and Worksheet authentications are per Control Center user (changing these will only affect your user and not other DBA’s using dbWatch). The Monitoring, Properties and Report authentications are global and thus effect all Control Center users.


In the Metadata tab you can add/edit the metadata that is defined for this instance. More info on the property system here.

← Instance management / JDBC Properties →


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