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LEM Administrator Guide

Updated: February 27, 2019

This guide contains information for SolarWinds Log & Event Manager administrators and users. Administrators get LEM set-up, configuration, and maintenance procedures. Users get comprehensive documentation of filters, rules, reports, and more. Includes a troubleshooting section, a glossary of LEM terms, and separate help references for the LEM console and the command-line interfaces. 

Download this guide as a PDF.

LEM setup, configuration, and maintenance

Describes how to set up LEM following installation, and how to configure LEM to interact with other services in your IT environment.

Logging in to LEM

Information to help you log in to the LEM user interfaces.

Setting up a new LEM installation

Tasks to complete after installing LEM.

Configuring LEM settings and services

Configure basic settings and integrate LEM with your IT environment. 

Securing LEM

Secure LEM to prevent unauthorized access.

Managing system resources

Manage the hardware and software resources that LEM requires to work properly.

Integrating LEM with other SolarWinds products

 Configure LEM to work in combination with other SolarWinds products.

Managing users in LEM

Information to help you manage LEM user accounts and user access to LEM data.

Sending event data to LEM via Agents, syslog, and SNMP

Configure LEM to receive events from systems, devices, and applications in your IT environment.

LEM connectors: Normalize events sent from specific products on your network

Configure connectors to convert events into normalized messages that LEM can understand.

Configure LEM to monitor firewalls, proxy servers, domain controllers, and more

Configure LEM components to monitor and protect specific systems and devices on your network.

LEM groups: Organize elements for use with rules and filters

Information about managing groups in LEM.

LEM filters: Capture real-time events and historical data with filter criteria

Information about managing filters and filter groups in LEM.

LEM widgets and the Ops Center: Visually monitor network events in LEM

Describes how to add pre-made widgets to the LEM console or create custom widgets.

LEM rules: Automate how LEM responds to events

Documentation about LEM rules.

LEM response actions: Respond to network and system events in LEM

Take action in LEM in response to network and system events.

Building custom filter and rule expressions in LEM

Information to help you write custom filter expressions in LEM.

nDepth search: Explore event history using nDepth and other LEM utilities

Information about the nDepth search engine.

LEM reports: Create reports for regulatory and compliance purposes

Describes how to configure and use LEM reports.

The LEM command-line interface: Using the CMC

Information to help you use the CMC command-line interface.

The LEM console help reference

Information to help you use the desktop console and web console.

LEM troubleshooting

Steps to try if you hit a snag.

LEM glossary


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