Starting with LEM version 5.4, the CMC includes an
import command that imports Manager settings from any 5.4 appliance backup. After upgrading to LEM version 5.4, use the
import command to do any of the following:
import command does not work with backup files for versions earlier than 5.4. To complete the following procedure, upgrade all of your appliances to the latest version, and then export a backup of your manager the new version using the
This is only an import or export procedure of Manager configuration settings. Appliance settings like timezone, and database restoration are not covered in this procedure.
To migrate your LEM/SIM Manager settings to another appliance (virtual or hardware):
backupconfigcommand on the source appliance as described in the Backup/Export Procedure section.
importcommand and change the CMC password on the new appliance as described in the Import Procedures section.
Note: If you want to run LEM Reports against the source appliance after migrating its settings to a new appliance, reconfigure its network settings and add it as a manager on the LEM Reports computer as described under the Additional Information section.
For the sake of this article, upgrade your appliance to the latest version before running the
backupconfig command. The
import command discussed in the next section does not work with backups from appliances running versions earlier than 5.4.
To do a one-time backup of your LEM/SIM appliance using backupconfig:
5to back up your appliance immediately.
Note: This procedure only works if you have already scheduled regular backups on your appliance, and the command uses the network share and user information you have already configured. For instructions to schedule backups on your appliance, see How to Configure Backups on Your LEM Appliance.
After backing up your source appliance on the latest version, complete this procedure to import that backup to your destination appliance.
To import LEM/SIM smanager settings from another appliance (virtual or hardware):
\\server\share. If your appliance cannot resolve hostnames, use the server's IP address instead.
importcommand does not work with backups from appliances running versions earlier than 5.4.
At this point, the import wizard branches in two directions. Complete the wizard based on the option you chose in Step 11.
To complete the import wizard and import all settings:
To complete the import wizard and specify new network settings:
After you configure the new network settings on the destination appliance, the import wizard takes you back to the CMC interface with the option to export a new SSL certificate. Follow the on screen instructions to export a new SSL certificate if both of the following conditions are true:
If you do not want to export a new SSL certificate or do not need it, press Ctrl+C to stop the export script.
For information about how to export and install the SSL certificate in the future, see Exporting and Installing the SolarWinds LEM Console Certificate.
To change the CMC password:
If you want to run LEM Reports against a decommissioned appliance after migrating its settings to a new appliance, complete the following procedure to reconfigure its network settings and add it as a manager on the LEM Reports computer.
To run LEM Reports against a decommissioned LEM/SIM appliance:
swi-lem, swi-lem, default, manager
staticto assign a static IP address (recommended).
yesto acknowledge the warning and proceed.
yto validate your entry.
managers.txtfrom one of the following locations, according to your operating system:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username/>\Application Data\sim.console\Local Store
swi-lemin the following example.
Note: If you do not have
managers.txt on the computer you want to use to run reports against the decommissioned appliance, see Configuring LEM Reports on Computers Without the LEM Console.