We recommend using the default database, which is MSDE 2000, and letting the installation program set up the database for you. However, you can manually configure WhatsUp Gold to:
MSDE 2000 is essentially a scaled down version of Microsoft SQL Server 2000. It can support up to 25 concurrent user connections and up to 2 GB of data. If you need to use more connections or more space, you can purchase Microsoft SQL Server to use with WhatsUp Gold.
This can be either of the supported databases.
Either of these options requires manually configuring the database, so you need to know how to set up your particular database program.
Caution: When you use an alternative database setup, you will need to run the database upgrade scripts when installing a new release of WhatsUp Gold. For information on running the upgrade scripts, see Upgrading the Database Schema.
To use an alternative database:
The way you complete these steps depends on which database server you use and whether the database server is on the same computer as WhatsUp Gold or on a separate computer.