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Install the LEM Agent on Linux or Unix

Updated: August 30, 2017

This topic describes how to install Agents locally on a variety of Linux and Unix operating systems. Once installed, the LEM Agent automatically starts and connects to the LEM Manager.

See LEM Agent installation preflight: prepare to deploy LEM Agents for Agent download information and a pre-install checklist.

Installation notes for the Linux Agent installer

  • A reboot is not required following installation

  • LEM Agents are installed in the /usr/local/contego/ContegoSPOP folder by default.

Run the LEM Agent Installer on Linux or Unix

To run the LEM Agent installer:

  1. Extract the contents of the installer ZIP, and then copy setup.bin to a local or network location.
  2. cd to the folder that contains the installer.
  3. Enter chmod +x setup.bin to convert the installer into an executable application.
  4. Run setup.bin as root.
  5. Press Enter to start the installer.
  6. Press Enter to page through the End User License Agreement, and then enter y to accept the terms if you agree.
  7. Enter a custom installation path, or press Enter to accept the default (recommended).
  8. Enter the hostname of your LEM Manager.

    Use the fully qualified domain name for your LEM Manager when you deploy LEM Agents on a different domain. For example, enter

  9. Press Enter twice to accept the default port values, and then press Enter again to proceed.
  10. Review the Pre-Installation Summary, and then press Enter to proceed.
  11. Once the installer finishes, press Enter to exit the installer.

The LEM Agent begins sending alerts to your LEM Manager immediately. To configure the LEM Agent to start automatically on boot, add /etc/init.d/swlem-agent to your list of startup scripts.

Next steps:

To uninstall the LEM Agent on Linux or Unix

To uninstall the LEM Agent:

  1. Log in to you Linux computer as root.
  2. Stop the SolarWinds LEM Agent service.
  3. Delete the /usr/local/contego/ContegoSPOP folder.
  4. Remove any startup scripts, if any.
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