After you install your license, complete your appliance configuration by executing the Activate command in the Appliance menu. This process will help you secure your LEM appliance from unauthorized users.
Be sure to run the Activate command and configure your appliance after boot-up. Otherwise, you may experience unexpected results with your appliance.
During the activation procedure, you can:
If you plan to use the LEM Desktop Console powered by Adobe AIR Runtime instead of the LEM Console, import the virtual appliance CA SSL certificate to the certificate store during the activation. When the activation is completed, the LEM Console connects with the virtual appliance using secure communications on port 8443.
SolarWinds recommends configuring a static IP address for your LEM appliance. If you run DHCP and your IP address changes during the evaluation period, your deployed agents may be disconnected and require additional troubleshooting to resolve.
To ensure secure communications between the desktop software and the virtual appliance, the SSL certificate is automatically exported from the virtual appliance when the activation is completed.
Open a command line interface.
In VMware, click the Console tab.
In Hyper-V Manager, open a PowerShell window.
You can also use PuTTY to activate the appliance. Log in using the appliance IP address and port 32022 or 22.
Log in to the appliance.
cmcand press Enter.
At the password prompt, type your password and press Enter.
The default password is
cmc> prompt opens with a list of available commands.
cmc> prompt, type
appliance and press Enter.
The prompt changes to
cmc::acm#, indicating you are in the appliance configuration menu.
activateand press Enter.
When prompted, select Yes to configure a static IP address for your appliance.
netconfigand press Enter.
At the prompt, type
static and press Enter.
Follow the steps on your screen to configure the Manager Appliance network parameters.
Be sure to enter a value for each prompt. Leaving blank entries results in a faulty network configuration that requires you to rerun netconfig.
When prompted, select Yes to specify a hostname or No to accept the default hostname.
To specify a hostname, use the following guidelines:
cmc::acm# prompt, enter
viewnetconfig, press Enter, and review your network configuration.