To begin setting up your LEM environment, configure your basic settings, such as email alerting and Windows Active Directory integration. This helps you identify problem devices and control change management in your corporate enterprise.
Before you set up email alerting, locate:
If you have a secured email server, add the LEM virtual appliance IP address as an authorized source.
Email alerting sends you an email when a monitored device has a problem. This helps you troubleshoot and resolve network problems in a timely manner. Log & Event Manager uses your existing email server or simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) relay server to forward email notifications.
You can also set up email alerting by configuring an Email Active Response connector in your appliance located in the Manage > Appliances view.
In the widget, click Configure Basic LEM Settings.
In the Welcome screen click Next.
Configure your email alert settings as required.
Change the return address to reflect your current domain.
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Check your email to ensure you received a SolarWinds test message.
Email alerting is enabled.
Active Directory integration helps you control Change Management by alerting you when Active Directory groups and accounts are updated or modified. Using Active Directory, you can implement Directory Groups instead of User Defined Groups in your filters and rules to reduce the need for ongoing maintenance.
Configure your Active Directory connection settings as required.
This server is commonly a domain controller.
The Custom Port field populates automatically based on your encryption setting.
The Active Directory connection is enabled.