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Connect to the virtual appliance

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 05, 2016

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You can connect to the virtual appliance using the web-based LEM console or the stand-alone LEM Desktop console.

If your corporate IT requirements restrict you from using a web browser-based solution with Adobe Flash, consider installing the LEM Desktop Console with Adobe AIR runtime.

Connect using the LEM console

The LEM console requires no additional installation but requires a supported web browser to connect to the LEM appliance.

  1. Enter the web console URL you received while configuring your VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V software.

    The default admin credentials automatically populate the login dialog.

  2. Click Connect to log in.
  3. Create a new password.

    When the LEM console connects to the LEM virtual appliance for the first time, it prompts you to change your password. Your password must be between 6 and 40 characters and contain at least one capital uppercase letter and one number.

  4. Enter your email address to participate in the SolarWinds Improvement Program and send anonymous data about your usage to SolarWinds. Clear the check box to decline.
  5. Click Save.

    The installation is completed.

Connect using the LEM Desktop console

The LEM desktop console requires a separate installation and some configuration to connect to the LEM Virtual Appliance.

  1. Start the desktop console.
  2. In the log in window, click Advanced Properties.


  3. Complete the fields and selections as required.


  4. Click Connect.

    The installation is completed.


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08:10, 5 Aug 2016