Open the Spotlight Cloud Connection Manager

Open the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server App. You will find the app on the desktop of the computer where Spotlight Cloud is installed. Double click the desktop icon.

Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server App

Sign in with your Quest account, and then from the Configuration panel, click Connections.

Configure Connections

This opens the Spotlight Connection Manager

Add new Connection…

  1. From the Spotlight Connection Manager, select the connection type to add.
  2. Double click Add new Connection.
  3. You will be prompted to fill in the connection properties.

The Connection Discovery Wizard is used to locate resources on the network and add those resources as Spotlight connections. The Connection Discovery Wizard can be used to locate SQL Server instances or Windows Servers.

Enter Connection Details

The connection details are required. The details are dependent on the connection type.

Click on the connection type for more detail:

There may be a limit to the number of instances you can monitor according to your Spotlight Cloud subscription. Once the limit is reached then additional connections are initially disabled. You can increase the number of instances Spotlight Cloud can monitor by increasing your Spotlight Cloud subscription. You can work within the limits of your current Spotlight Cloud subscription by selecting the instances to monitor using the enable / disable functionality.

Add Connection Tags

Connection Tags are optional. Connection Tags are a free form organizational tool that may be applied to Spotlight connections. Tag names represent a project, geographic region or other indicator of interest to you and your organization. Multiple tags can be assigned to one connection.