Download the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server application
Download the application from the Spotlight web site if you have not already done so. Sign in to the Spotlight web site with your Quest account and click Download.
Requirements of the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server host
The Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server requires internet access. Consider installing the application on a host server with an always-on internet connection. Spotlight Cloud cannot monitor your connections while the host is switched off or otherwise unable to access the internet. For more detail on the host requirements, see Requirements of the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server host.
Install the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server application
Windows administrator privileges are required to register the Spotlight Diagnostic Server as a Windows service.
During installation you will be prompted to supply details for the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server (to collect performance data).
Default installation folder for the Diagnostic Server:
C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Cloud Diagnostic Server
Diagnostic Server account
Supply the details of a Windows user account. The Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server will run under this Windows account. Enter a domain user account or select the local system account.
These credentials can later be used to authenticate Spotlight Cloud to monitored SQL Server instances and Windows Server.
Sign in to Spotlight Cloud
Once the Spotlight Cloud Diagnostic Server application is installed, the Application Status screen will prompt you to sign in to the Spotlight Cloud with your Quest account. Following sign in you can configure Spotlight Cloud to your requirements.
The first place to start is to add connections to monitor. see add connections and configure them for more information.
Temporary install location for trial purposes
The initial install location may be just for evaluation purposes. There is an import facility available for the purpose of copying configurations created during an evaluation of Spotlight Cloud to a new location, however only configuration information is imported. Historical monitoring data is lost on import. See Import Diagnostic Server.