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Starting and stopping LEM components

Updated: October 3, 2018

Use these steps to start and stop the LEM Manager and the LEM Agents.

Stop or restart the LEM Manager

These steps also apply to the LEM VM and LEM appliance.

Do not right-click the host and choose “power off” or “shutdown guest.” You can corrupt the LEM database and file system if you do not shut down LEM properly.

  1. Open the CMC command line. See Log in to the LEM CMC command line interface for steps.

  2. At the cmc> prompt, type appliance.
  3. Choose from the following:
    • To shut down the VM:
      1. At the cmc::appliance> prompt, type shutdown.
      2. Follow the commands to shut down the LEM VM.
    • To restart the VM:
      1. At the cmc::appliance> prompt, type reboot.
      2. Follow the commands to restart the LEM VM.

Start and stop the LEM Agent on Windows

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

  2. Type services.msc, and then press Enter.

    The Services window opens.

  3. Scroll down to SolarWinds Log and Event Manager Agent and select it.

  4. Click the Stop or Start buttons near the top of the window to stop or start the service.
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