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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > About the LEM Console

About the LEM Console

The LEM console provides a browser-based method to monitor your LEM appliance.

The console is organized into functional areas called views. These views organize and present different information about the components that comprise the LEM system.

Console Views

The views are located in the toolbar. You can access six views in the console.


Ops Center provides a graphical representation of your log data. It includes several widgets that help you identify problem areas and show trends in your network. You can select additional widgets from the widget library or add custom widgets that reflect your log activity.

Monitor displays events in real time as they occur in your network. You can view the details of a specific event or focus on specific types of events. This view also includes several widgets to help you identify trends or anomalies that occur in your network.

Explore provides tools for investigating events and related details. Select nDepth to search or view event data or log messages. Select Utilities to view additional utilities.

Build creates user components that process data on the LEM Manager. Select Groups to build and manage groups. Select Rules to build and manage policy rules. Select Users to add and manage console users.

Manage manages properties for appliances and nodes. Select Appliances to add and manage appliances. Select Nodes to add and manage Agents.

Analyze runs or schedules reports about the data stored in the LEM database.


Grids are used throughout the console. Using Grids, you can perform common tasks such as selecting rows and grid cells, resizing grid columns, rearranging grid columns, and sorting a grid by columns.

Rearrange grid columns

Rearrange the grid column order to meet your needs. The columns remain in your set order until you exit the console. When you reopen the console, the columns return to their default order.

To rearrange a grid column, click and drag the column header to a new position.


Sort a grid by columns

Sort grid data in each view by clicking the column headers. Each column can be sorted in ascending or descending order.

To sort a grid by one column, click the selected column header. The down arrow indicates sorting in ascending order (from A to Z). The up arrow indicates sorting in descending order (from Z to A).

In the Monitor view, you can sort a grid by multiple columns by pressing the Ctrl key and clicking each column header. The sorting order number is displayed in each selected column.

Before you sort the Monitor view event grid, click Pause to stop the incoming event traffic. Click Resume to start the incoming event traffic.

Log in and out of managers

When you connect to the web console for the first time, you are prompted to authenticate to the host manager. If you have additional managers associated with the console, log in to configure each manager or view their events. When you log out, you are disconnected from additional managers in the Web console. To disconnect from the host manager, close the browser window.

Only existing administrator, auditor, and monitor users can log in to the system. Contacts cannot log in to SolarWinds LEM.

Log in to a manager

  1. In the toolbar, click Manager and select Appliances.
  2. In the Appliances grid, click to select an appliance.
  3. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/030/Button-Gear_17x14.png and select Login.

    Depending on the Properties Login tab settings for this Manager, the LEM Console may automatically log you in to the appliance. Otherwise, the Login tab appears.

  4. In the Login, enter a user name and password for this manager.
  5. Click OK to log in.

    The connector File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/030/Icon-Connected_29x18.jpg appears in the Manager Status column, indicating you are logged in to the selected Manager.

Log out of a manager

  1. In the toolbar, click Manage and select Appliances.
  2. In the Appliances grid, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/030/Button-Gear_17x14.png next to the appliance and select Logout.

    The File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/030/Icon-Disconnected.png in the Status column indicates you are logged out of the Manager.

Log out of the LEM Console

Click Logout to close the console window and disconnect from all connected managers. The managers disappear from the console, but continue to gather information from their agents. When you reopen the console, the manager and event traffic from your previous session do not appear in the manager. Instead, the grid is blank.

SolarWinds recommends keeping the console running on your workstation or a secondary workstation to continue monitoring your daily events.


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11:39, 21 Feb 2017