N-central Help

ODBC query service

The ODBC query service, formerly called Generic ODBC Service, monitors the results of an ODBC query sent to a SQL database.

The data returned by the ODBC query is then evaluated against the regular expressions specified in the service.

When setting up the connection, the username and password must be an SQL user account. A Windows account will not connect.

Service Type ODBC
Instances on a Device 50
Supported Systems/Applications ODBC-compliant SQL servers
Device Class Server - Generic and Server - Windows
Monitored By Agent (Windows and Red Hat Linux), Windows probe
Scan Interval 5 minutes
ODBC Driver Name The name of the ODBC driver that allows the Generic ODBC service to query the specified database.
Database Port The port on which the database accepts incoming queries.
Database Name The name of the database to be queried.
Database Username The SQL username that is used to access the database. This cannot be a Windows account user name.
Database Password The SQL password that is used to access the database. This cannot be a Windows user account password.
Database Query The SQL query statement that is submitted to the database.
Column 1 Name

The name of the database values that are being queried for the value.

Column 2 Name
Column 3 Name
Column 1 Regular Expression The values that SolarWinds N-central should look for in the results of the ODBC query.
Column 2 Regular Expression
Column 3 Regular Expression

ODBC Driver Support

Agent/Probe ODBC Driver and Version
MDAC ODBC Driver 2.8 Unix ODBC Driver 2.2.10 Postgres SQL ODBC Driver 8.01
Windows agent

x

   
Red Hat agent   x x
Suse agent   x x
Windows probe x    

Status details

Status Detail Description
Transaction time in milliseconds The total transaction time to connect, authenticate, send a query, retrieve results, and disconnect.
Rows returned by the query The number of rows returned by a query.
Rows returned by the query that matched all column regular expressions The number of rows that matched all of the column regular expressions.