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(Optional) Install the LEM Desktop Console

The LEM console provides a browser-based method to monitor your LEM appliance. If IT requirements restrict you from using a browser-based solution, you can install the LEM desktop console. Using the console, you can monitor your LEM appliance without a web browser.

The LEM desktop console requires Adobe AIR Runtime for Windows.

Install Adobe Air Runtime for Windows

Install this software to monitor your LEM appliance without a web browser.

  1. Download Adobe Air Runtime for Windows from your Customer Portal or the Adobe AIR website.
  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file and double-click the installer.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Install the LEM Desktop Console

Install this software to monitor your LEM appliance with a web browser.

  1. Download the standalone console installer from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file and double-click the LEM Console installer.
  3. Click Install.
  4. Select your installation preferences.
  5. Click Continue to begin the installation process.
  6. If you did not instruct the console to open after the installation, open the desktop console.
  7. Accept the End User License Agreement if you agree, and click OK.
  8. Enter the IP address or hostname of the virtual appliance, and then click Connect.

    The computer running the LEM Console must be able resolve the hostname of the appliance using DNS or a manual entry in the hosts file before you enter the hostname in the desktop console. See Resolve the LEM virtual appliance hostname for more information.

  9. Create a new password.

    The LEM desktop console requires you to change your LEM password after the installation. The first time the LEM console connects to the LEM virtual appliance, it prompts you to change your password. The password must be between 6 and 40 characters and contain at least one capital letter and one number.

  10. Enter your email address to participate in the SolarWinds Improvement Program. Otherwise, clear the check box.

  11. Click Save.

    The LEM desktop console is installed on your system.

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