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Deploy LEM using VMware vSphere

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

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After you deploy your VMware vSphere hypervisor on a supported host system and prepare the installation files, deploy Log and Event Manager using the Log & Event Manager evaluation file for Hyper-V.

Be sure you have a supported version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome to access the LEM console.

If you are using a non-US keyboard to perform the installation, use SSH to input the settings.

  1. Start the VMware vSphere Client and log in with VMware administrator privileges.
  2. Deploy the open virtualization format (OVF) template.

  3. Open the SolarWinds Log & Event Manager folder located on your desktop and double-click:

    Deploy First—LEM Virtual Appliance.ova

  4. Complete the setup wizard.

    When prompted, select the Thin Provisioned disk format.

    Thin provisioning offers more performance flexibility than thick provisioning, but requires more oversight than thick provisioning. Thin provisioning provides increased performance by dedicating physical storage space.

  5. Map the network interface card (NIC) to the appropriate network.
  6. When the OVF deployment is completed, click Finish.

    If your LEM deployment receives greater than 15 million events per day, adjust your system resource reservations to handle the increased load. See Reserve system resources in the virtual environment for information about configuring resource reservations for a large deployment.

Start the virtual appliance

After you deploy the OVF file, start the virtual appliance.

  1. Select the SolarWinds Log and Event Manager virtual appliance and click Play.
  2. Click the Console tab.
  3. Open a web browser and enter the web console URL displayed in the Console tab.

Supported and unsupported URLs

If you are using the host name for the URL, add the LEM host name or IP address into your DNS server.

Port 8080 is not secure and is automatically disabled when the activation process is completed. Port 8443 is always available.

Supported URLs Unsupported URLs

http://<your_ip_address>

http://<your_ip_address>:8080/lem

http://<your_hostname>

https://<your_hostname>:8080/lem

https://<your_hostname>:8443/lem

https://<your_ip_address>

https://<your_ip_address>:8443/lem

 

 
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