The evaluation version of SolarWinds NPM is a full version of the product, functional for 30 days. After the evaluation period, you can easily convert your evaluation license to a production license by obtaining and applying a license key.
For evaluation installations only, you can install the Orion server and the Microsoft® SQL Server® database on the same machine. The installer automatically installs SQL Server 2014. You can use that database, or configure the server to use another MS SQL database.
To use a separate Microsoft SQL Server database, or if you are installing SolarWinds NPM into the production deployment of another module, see Plan your production deployment.
For evaluation installations only, installation on a desktop operating system is possible, but not supported. SolarWinds NPM is intended for use in a production environment that meets the NPM system requirements.
|Evaluation and production environments||Evaluation environments only|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1||Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit (not Home or Starter Editions)|
|Windows Server 2012||Windows 8 (not Standard Edition)|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Windows 8.1 (not Standard Edition)|
|Windows Server 2016||Windows 10|
To install an evaluation copy of SolarWinds NPM:
This installation is functional for 30 days and for evaluation purposes only. No activation key is required.
The system scans the environment to ensure that the system requirements are met. If your system is not compatible, the installer provides a link to a knowledge base article with the resolution. When resolved, run the installation again.
Enabling QoE installs an agent on the Orion Main Polling Engine. This agent collects packet-level traffic statistics, like network response time and application response time, for any application traffic it sees going to or from Orion. SolarWinds recommends that you enable QoE.
Downloading and installing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 can take more than 20 minutes. If your system reboots, run the installation again.
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer®, SolarWinds recommends you add the URL of your Orion website (http://FullOrionServerName/), the URL of SolarWinds support (http://solarwinds.com/support), and
about:blank to the list of trusted sites.
If the login page does not open automatically, launch the Orion Web Console in your SolarWinds Orion program folder.
adminand leave the password field blank.
The Orion Web Console opens. For security purposes, SolarWinds recommends that you change the password to your admin account.