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(Optional) Install the LEM Reports Console

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

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The LEM Reports Console converts your Log & Event Manager database data into information you can use to troubleshoot and identify problems in your corporate network. Installed on a separate server or workstation in a multiple location deployment, you can run over 200 standard and industry-specific reports that help you make informed decisions about your corporate enterprise.


If your Windows security settings prevent you from installing the LEM Reports Console and the Crystal Reports Runtime software, download the LEM Reports Console and the Crystal Reports Runtime installers from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

After you install the software, install the SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Reports from the Quick Start: Log and Event Manager splash screen.

  1. On the splash screen, scroll down and click Install Desktop Software.

    The installer writes to a system folder that is protected by the Windows operating system.

    You can also right-click Install Next - LEM Desktop Software in the SolarWinds Log and Event Manager folder and select Run as administrator.

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next.
  3. Verify that you have enough disk space for the installation, and then click Next.
  4. On the Begin Installation screen, click Begin Install.

    The Crystal Reports Runtime and the LEM Reports Console are installed.

    Command boxes may appear during the installation. This process is normal.

  5. When the installation is complete, click Close.

    The LEM Reports console is installed on your system.

Connect the console to your LEM database

When you enter your manager IP address into the Reports console, you create a connection between the Reports console and the LEM database server. You can audit users accessing the reporting server running on the LEM appliance. Only users with admin, auditor, or reports roles can run reports on the LEM database.

  1. Locate the IP address of your LEM virtual appliance and your LEM console login credentials.
  2. Right-click Reports on your desktop and select Run as administrator.

    To automatically run Reports as an administrator:

    1. Right-click the Reports shortcut and select Properties.
    2. Click Advanced and select the Run as administrator check box.


    3. Click OK.
    4. Click OK in the Reports Properties window.
  3. Click Yes in the antivirus dialog box to continue.
  4. Click OK in the information box to create a list containing at least one manager.


  5. Enter the hostname or IP address of your LEM appliance in the Manager Name field.

    Whenever you see Manager in reference to LEM, it usually refers to the IP address or hostname of your virtual appliance.


  6. Enter the username and password used to log in to the LEM console.
  7. (Optional) Select the Use TLS connection check box to use the transport layer security protocol for a secure connection.
  8. Click Test Connection to verify the connection between the LEM database server and the LEM Reports console.

    The Reports console pings the LEM database and verifies the connection. If the ping is successful, Ping Successful displays in the dialog box.


  9. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/LEMQuickStart/0B0/lem_qsg_log_in_to_reports6.png to add the IP address to your LEM Manager list, and then click Yes to confirm.
  10. Click Close.

    The Reports console is connected to your LEM database and displays on your screen.

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07:58, 5 Aug 2016