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Install or upgrade an additional web console

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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If you are upgrading to SolarWinds NCM 7.5, before you attempt to install an additional web console on another server, you must first upgrade the main server.

  1. Visit the Customer Portal and download the SolarWinds-Orion_WebOnly.exe file.
  2. Launch the SolarWinds-Orion_WebOnly.exe file from the download location on the server that will host your additional website.
  3. Click Next on the Welcome screen.
  4. Accept the end user agreement, and click Next.
  5. Click Next to accept the default target directory, or set another that you prefer.
  6. Click Next to start copying files.
  7. Click Finish when the files are finished being copied.
  8. If prompted to license the additional website, click Enter Licensing Information.
  9. Review the Welcome text, and click Next.
  10. Specify the SQL Server instance where the Orion Platform database is located.
  11. Enter the authentication method, Windows or SQL Server Authentication, and click Next.
    • The SQL Server instance must support SQL authentication or mixed mode.
    • If you are using a local instance of SQL Server Express, use the following syntax to use the default instance: (local)\SQLEXPRESS.
    • If you select SQL Authentication, provide an account with sufficient rights to create new databases on the server instance. For example, specify the SQL administrator account: SA.
  12. Click Use an Existing Database, select the Orion Platform database in the list, and click Next.
  13. Click Use an Existing Account, and then select the account credentials from the list.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Accept the default for Website Settings, and click Next.
  16. Click Yes to acknowledge that the website already exists and that you want to proceed.
  17. Click Yes to acknowledge that the SNMP Trap Service will be disabled while the Trap Service is installed.
  18. Review the services to install, and click Next.
  19. Review the Database, Website, and Services to be configured, and click Next.
  20. Click Launch Orion Web and Finish.


For additional information, see Orion product installers for main poller, additional polling engine, additional web servers, and HA.


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