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Prepare the installation files

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 01, 2016

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The LEM free trial download is an executable file that contains everything you need to install and begin working with LEM.

  1. Download a free trial of Log & Event Manager.
  2. Double-click the evaluation EXE file to extract the necessary files and tools to a folder on your desktop.

    The files in each executable contain the virtual appliance image to deploy Log & Event Manager using the VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.

  3. Follow the prompts in the Quick Start: Log and Event Manager wizard to complete the installation.


The default deployment uses swi-lem as the host name and attempts to pull network configurations from the DHCP server. You can change the host name and IP address after you complete the deployment.

By default, Log & Event Manager deploys with 8GB RAM and 2CPUs on both hypervisor platforms.


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