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Log Manager for Orion Administrator Guide

Updated: December 4, 2018

This guide provides an overview of Log Manager for Orion (LM) features and related technologies. In addition, it contains recommendations on best practices, tutorials for getting started, and troubleshooting information for common situations.

+ LM system requirements

Information on software and hardware requirements, as well as compatible SolarWinds products.

+ Install and configure LM

Information on installing and configuring LM.

+ Key features in LM

Information on LM features and functionality.

Orion Platform features

LM uses the Orion Platform, the core architecture for the SolarWinds IT Management Portfolio. 

+ How Orion Platform products work

Orion platform products monitor your network through different protocols. A typical installation includes a database server and one or more polling engine servers.

Common Orion Platform features used with LM

+ Manage user accounts

Information on how to create and configure user accounts for the Orion Web Console.

+ Customize the Orion Web Console

Learn how to customize dashboards, views, resources and more.

+ Create and manage alerts

Get informed about network events. Use or customize the out-of-the-box alerts, or create new alerts tailored to your needs.

+ Web-based License Manager

Activate, add, upgrade or assign licenses with the web-based License Manager in the Orion Web Console.

+ Add devices

Identify the devices you want to monitor and add them to the SolarWinds Orion database.

+ Manage devices

Edit properties of monitored devices, stop monitoring, edit monitoring settings, stop polling devices or mute alerts.

+ Groups and dependencies 

Organize how monitored data is presented in the Orion Web Console to improve or simplify alerts. Set up dependencies to better represent the status of objects on your network.

+ Poll devices with Solarwinds Orion agents

Monitor devices with SolarWinds Orion agents.

+ Agents

Deploy agents to collect data for monitoring your network.

+ High Availability in SolarWinds products

Use SolarWinds High Availability to provide failover protection for your Orion server and additional polling engines to reduce data loss.


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