SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability – Installation

This is a “death by screenshot” style tutorial about a SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability installation.
I’m deploying it in my lab, but the steps are the same as in a production environment. 
Well, besides, you would assign more resources!

I deployed a Windows 2022 VM on my NAS with four vCPU, eight gigs of memory, and a 60 gig volume.

SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability – Installation

As soon as you start the installer, you’ll see this screen:

SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability - Installation

In the next pic, we choose what we’re going to deploy. As we deploy the platform, we decide on “standard” instead of the scalability engines.

If this would be just an evaluation or something that won’t last, we could have the installer deploy a local SQL Express. 
That’s not what I want; I will use my SQL 2019 server.

In the background, you see the memory warning. I’ve assigned eight gigs, and it will be fine even when the system would prefer twelve.

The installer will do its job now.

Some requirements are missing, most importantly the IIS role isn’t installed. Conveniently, the installer will do it for us.

HCO Configuration Wizard

Once that’s sorted, the installer quits and call his buddy, the configuration wizard. We’re just following the steps.

Now we need to point to our SQL server. Ideally, it will find it from the hostname only, and as I’m currently logged in as a domain admin (yes, I know), I stick with the currently logged-in user.

In the following steps, we will create three databases for metrics, flows, and logs.

We need a website, too, I almost forgot!

The configuration will take a few minutes but shouldn’t last too long.

And here we go:

That’s it; the system platform is deployed.
We can now go ahead and continue with the following steps!

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