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Configure the Orion Platform to monitor a LEM appliance

Updated December 14, 2018


This article describes how to configure the LEM CMC and Orion Web Console to enable the Orion Platform SNMP to monitor the SolarWinds Log and Event Manager appliance. 


  • LEM 6.3.0 +


Set up SNMP monitoring on the LEM CMC

  1. 1.Log in to SSH as CMC user.
  2. Run:
    service - snmp
  3. When prompted, type N to preserve the SNMP Trap Logging Service settings.
  4. When prompted, type Y to enable the SNMP Request Service.
  5. Configure the following settings:
    Keep the default values.
    1. Port number
    2. Username
    3. Authentication algorithm (no authentication, MD5, or SHA1)
    4. Authentication password
    5. Encryption algorithm (no encryption, DES56, or AES128)
    6. Encryption password
  6. Complete the setup.
    The SNMP Request Service is started.

Set up SNMP monitoring on the Orion Platform server

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under Node and Group Management, click Manage Nodes.
  4. In the Manage Nodes screen, select a node to manage.

Manage an existing node

If the node already exists but is not managed:

  1. Hover your mouse arrow over the node.
  2. Click Commands and select Not Managed Node: Yes, manage the node.

Manage a new node

If the node does not exist:

  1. Click Add Node.
  2. In the Define Mode tab, configure the node settings.
    1. In the Polling Hostname or IP Address field, enter the IP address of the LEM Manager.
    2. Under Polling Method, select Most Devices: SNMP and ICMP.
    3. Click the SNMP Version drop-down menu and select SNMPv3.
      Additional menu options display.
    4. In the SNMP Port field, enter the SNMP port number.
    5. Under SNMPv3 Credentials, enter the SNMPv3 username.
    6. Under SNMPv3 Authentication, select a method and enter the authentication password.
    7. Under SNMPv3 Privacy / Encryption, select a method and enter a password.
    8. Keep all remaining fields and selections.
    9. Click Test to verify the connection between the Orion Platform Server and the LEM server. 
    10. If the connection is OK, press Next.
    11. In the Choose Responses tab screen, select the resources you want to monitor, and click Next. 
    12. Complete the wizard to add the node to the Orion Platform. 




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