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Using the SolarWinds LEM Local Agent Installer Non-interactively

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Sep 13, 2016

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You can run the LEM agent installer non-interactively in software distribution policies or local logon scripts. This method is also an alternative to the Remote Agent Installer in large deployment scenarios.


You cannot use the remote agent installer for this procedure. If you are installing the agent on a Windows system, use the local installer.

To install the LEM agent non-interactively:

  1. Create the setup.* installer file for the operating system running on the computer hosting the LEM agent. The installer file extension is unique for each Windows operating system.
  2. Configure a custom file that contains your environmental variables.
  3. Run the LEM agent installer non-interactively.

For more information about installing and running the SolarWinds LEM agent, see Use the SolarWinds LEM remote agent installer.

Create the setup file for the LEM agent installer

  1. Download the installer from the SolarWinds Customer Portal:
    1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
    2. Navigate to the License Management page.
    3. Locate LEM in the product list, and then click Choose Download.
    4. Find the appropriate installer on the list.

      The remote agent installer does not work for this procedure. If you are installing the agent on a system running Windows, use the local installer.

  2. Extract the contents of the installer ZIP file to a local or network location.
  3. Copy setup.* to a known location.

Configure a custom file

  1. Edit the file attached to this article:
    1. Download the file.
      If your security settings prevent you from downloading this file, download instead and then extract the file. 
    2. Open the file in a text editor.
    3. Replace LEMManagerHostname with the hostname of your LEM appliance.
    4. If you are installing the LEM agent on a Windows system without USB-Defender, replace 1 next to INSTALL_USB_DEFENDER with 0.

      Do not clear the blank line under this entry. It is necessary for the file to work correctly.

    5. Save the file in the same location as the setup.* file.
    6. If your text editor appended a TXT file extension, remove the file extension, so the file name is
  2. Create your own file.
    1. Open a text editor.
    2. Enter MANAGER_IP=LEMManagerHostname, where LEMManagerHostname is the hostname of your LEM appliance.
    3. f you are installing the LEM agent with USB Defender, enter INSTALL_USB_DEFENDER=1 on a new line, and then press Enter.

      This includes a carriage return after this entry, which is necessary for the properties file to work correctly.

    4. Save the file as in the same location as the setup.* file.
    5. If your text editor automatically saved the file with at TXT extension, remove the file extension, so the file name is literally,

Run the LEM Agent installer non-interactively

  1. Save setup.* and in the same folder.

    UNC paths should not be used during this installation.

  2. Run the command, setup -i silent using the active resource directory that matches the folder that contains the two installer files. The command immediately returns to the command prompt.

    For Windows, right-click the installer file and select Run as administrator. Linux will require a root user for the agent install.

    Append the file extension to the setup command in operating systems other than Windows. For example, use setup.bin -i silent for Linux installations.

    The LEM agent starts automatically and continues running until you uninstall or manually stop the agent. It begins sending alerts to your LEM Manager immediately. For LEM agents on computers running Windows, the LEM agent also appears in Add/Remove Programs.


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15:36, 13 Sep 2016