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Add nodes to monitor

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

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You can use the LEM agent installer to install LEM agents locally on a variety of operating systems. When the installation is completed, the LEM agent then automatically starts and connects to your LEM manager.

You can install the LEM agent on your monitored nodes by:

  • Clicking Add Node in the Manage > Nodes view
  • Clicking Add Nodes to Monitor in the Getting Started wizard located in the Ops Center view

The following procedure describes how to set up your monitored nodes from the Manage > Nodes view.

  1. If you are upgrading a LEM agent, uninstall the current version before you continue.
  2. Log in to the LEM console as an administrator.
  3. Click Manage > Nodes.
  4. In the toolbar, click Add Node.

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  5. Select Agent node in the Specify Nodes to Add screen.

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  6. Install the LEM agent on your servers and workstations using the remote or local installation procedure listed on your screen.

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    You can run a remote or a local installation based on your administrator privileges and deployment needs. See the table below.

    Remote Installation Local Installation
    You have administrator rights to run a remote installer on a server or workstation. You have administrator rights to log in to a server or workstation.
    You want to run the installer remotely on multiple servers and workstations in your network. You want to run the installer in person on each server and workstation in your network.
    You have administrator rights to run a remote installation. You have administrator rights to physically log in to a server or workstation.

Remote installation

This procedure describes how to install the LEM agent on multiple managed nodes in your corporate network at the same time. You must have administrator rights to run a remote installer to perform this procedure.

  1. Under Remote Installation, click Windows Installer.
  2. Double-click the downloaded ZIP file and extract the contents to a local directory. By default, the ZIP file creates a SolarWinds-LEM-<version>-WindowsRemoteAgentInstaller folder on your system.

    The 80MB ZIP file may require several minutes to download based on your network traffic.

  3. Open the SolarWinds Log & Event Manager folder and run the inremagent.exe installer.

    The installer uses your existing login privileges for the installation and may prompt you for additional privileges during setup.

  4. Click Next in the Introduction screen.
  5. Accept the End User License Agreement, and then click Next.
  6. Accept the default temporary folder location or choose another location, and then click Next.
  7. Enter the IP address or hostname of your LEM appliance in the Manager Name field.

    In LEM, Manager always refers to your appliance IP address or hostname.

  8. Complete the remaining fields, and then click Next.
  9. Select how to locate and download the hosts in the Get Hosts to Install window.

    Select Get hosts automatically to discover your hosts using NetBIOS discovery. If you have a highly-segmented network, this option may not discover all of your systems.

    Select Get hosts from file (One host per line) to download a list of hosts from a text file.

  10. Click OK to continue.
  11. Select the hosts you want to monitor, and then click Next.

    You can install the LEM agent on workstations and server nodes.

  12. Review your lists of selected hosts, and then click Next.
  13. Enter the default installation paths for the LEM agent, and then click Next.

    By default, the installer detects the 32- or 64-bit Windows operating system version.

  14. To install USB-Defender, leave the Install USB-Defender check box selected. Otherwise, clear this check box.

    SolarWinds recommends installing USB-Defender on every system. USB-Defender will never detach a USB device unless you have explicitly enabled a rule. By default, USB-Defender generates alerts for USB mass storage devices attached to your LEM Agents.

  15. Review the installation summary, and then click Install.
  16. After the installer completes the setup process, click Next to install the agents.

    This process may require several minutes to complete based on your network traffic.

    If the installer does not have sufficient resources to complete the installation process, you will be prompted to enter a different login account.

  17. Review the installation summary, and then click Next.
  18. Click Done to complete the installation.
  19. Go to Verify the agent connection to the LEM appliance.

Local installation

This procedure describes how to install the LEM agent on each managed node—one at a time. You must have administrator rights to physically log into each server.

  1. Under Local Installation, click the appropriate installer for your LEM agent node.
  2. Run setup.exe (for Windows nodes) or setup.bin (for Linux nodes).
  3. In the installation wizard, click Next.
  4. Accept the End User License Agreement, and then click Next.
  5. Enter the hostname or IP address of your LEM appliance in the Manager Name field and click Next. Do not change the default port values.

    If you are deploying the LEM agent on a different domain, use the fully qualified domain name for your LEM virtual appliance. For example: LEMhostname.SolarWinds.com.

  6. Confirm the Manager Communication settings, and then click Next.

    If you are installing the LEM Agent on a Linux node, go to step 9.

    If you are installing the LEM Agent on a Windows node, you are prompted to install USB Defender.

  7. To install USB-Defender, leave the Install USB-Defender check box selected. Otherwise, clear this check box.

    SolarWinds recommends installing USB-Defender on every system. USB-Defender will never detach a USB device unless you have explicitly enabled a rule. By default, USB-Defender generates alerts for USB mass storage devices attached to your LEM Agents.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Confirm the settings on the Pre-Installation Summary and click Install.

    The installer installs the LEM agent on your node.

    This process may require several minutes to complete based on your network traffic.

  10. Inspect the Agent Log for any errors, and then click Next.

  11. Click Done to exit the installer.

 
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