N-central Help

Install SolarWinds N-central on a physical server

  1. Configure the server RAID array using the following settings:

    HP Server

    Cache Options

    Set to 50% Read and 50% Write.

    Disk RAID 1+0

    Configure the RAID controller to use the default stripe size.

    IBM Server

    Cache Options

    Use the default settings.

    Disk RAID 1+0

    Configure the RAID controller to use the default stripe size. Use Express Configuration Controller 2 to enable all settings.

    Dell Server

    Cache Options

    Set Write Policy to Write-back and Read Policy to Adaptive.

    Disk RAID 1+0

    Configure the RAID controller to use the default stripe size.

    Intel Server

    Cache Options

    Set Write Policy to Write-back and Read Policy to Adaptive.

    Disk RAID 1+0

    Configure the RAID controller to use the default stripe size. Use the RAID utility to set the stripe size.

  2. Insert the installation CD and restart the server.
  3. Type install.

    To install SolarWinds N-central on an HP ML-150G6 server, type install nodmraid.

  4. Press Enter.

    If you are not prompted for network information, SolarWinds N-central was unable to locate a suitable network card. The installation will continue but you will not be able to access SolarWinds N-central.

  5. Select a network configuration. SolarWinds MSP recommends Manual address configuration.
  6. Click OK and Enter.
  7. If you selected Manual address configuration, enter the IP Address and Netmask, click OK, and Enter.
  8. In the Miscellaneous Network Settings screen, enter the Gateway, Primary DNS and
    Secondary DNS addresses.
  9. Click OK and Enter.
  10. In the Hostname Configuration page, select the hostname configuration and click OK.
  11. In the Time Zone Selection page, select your time zone. UTC is recommended.
  12. Save and confirm the procedure.