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New integrations in Dashboard Server 6.0: SolarWinds Orion and Prometheus 

We recently released the new Dashboard Server 6.0 with some brilliant new features. If you missed the release announcement, you can catch up by reading the overview blog post which includes the full release webinar.   

We’re excited to announce two brand new native integrations to DS for SCOM: SolarWinds Orion and Prometheus.  

You'll now be able to surface both your SolarWinds and Prometheus metrics alongside your SCOM data for even deeper IT infrastructure insights.  

Get connected in seconds and start building dynamic dashboards for the ultimate single pane of glass. 

Read on to learn more about:  

SolarWinds Orion integration

As one of the most widely used monitoring tools, SolarWinds is regarded as “best in class” for networking monitoring.  

With 30% of our Big SCOM survey 2022 respondents using it alongside SCOM day-to-day, it was about time we added it to our arsenal of powerful integrations. 

This highly requested update will now enable you to connect directly to SolarWinds via DS for SCOM to surface your most important metrics.

Visualize relationships, objects, health and more in 10 compatible visualizations, including the brand-new column graph!  

Like our other integrations (PowerShell, WebAPI, SQL/ODBC), our SolarWinds integration is totally UI driven, and only requires you to input a SolarWinds query string in SolarWinds Query Language (SWQL).   

See here to learn how to use the SolarWinds tile, or watch this short demo by Bruce Cullen, Director of Engineering here at SquaredUp.  

Prometheus integration

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the adoption of Prometheus, and to better support our customers, we’ve introduced the native Prometheus integration.   

You can now visualize your time-series Prometheus data alongside SCOM and SolarWinds with the use of Prometheus Query Language (PromQL).   

View your data in centralized dashboards for a holistic view of your entire IT infrastructure, and simplify troubleshooting, incident response, and overall management. 

While visualizations available natively in Prometheus are limited, the Prometheus integration we offer in Dashboard Server is fully UI driven and compatible with almost all of our visualizations:  

Learn more about our new Prometheus integration here, and check out the short video to see it in action: 

How to add a new integration

If you don't already have a Prometheus or SolarWinds provider, you’ll need to create one before you can configure a tile. A provider only needs to be set up once and can then be used when creating tiles on a dashboard. 

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to SquaredUp DS and navigate to the right-hand menu > system > Integrations 
  2. Under integrations, select your chosen integration.   
  3. Enter a name for the integration. This name will be shown in the select provider drop-down in the tiles.  
  4. Enter the URL to your instance in the format:  
  5. Choose a username and password

  1. Ignore invalid ssl: Turn the on/off switch to on if you are using a self-signed certificate. 
  2. Click save. The integration is now saved and can be used as a provider in all compatible tiles.

Download 6.0 now and get more info

To get started with 6.0 if you’re new to SquaredUp, see How to install Dashboard Server for SCOM

You can download the latest version here and read the Release Notes for details on other improvements in this release. 

For a step-by-step guide on how to update your Dashboard Server SCOM Edition deployment to the latest version, see How to upgrade Dashboard Server for SCOM

Happy dashboarding! 

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Bruce Cullen
Director of Engineering, SquaredUp