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SolarWinds Orion Installer

Updated May 31, 2018

This Orion Platform topic applies to the highlighted products:


Orion Installer 2.0 Installation Guide

For new installations, use the SolarWinds Orion installer to simultaneously install one or more Orion Platform products, and also to install scalability engines (Additional Polling Engines, Additional Web Servers, and High Availability backup servers). For existing installations, use the Orion installer to upgrade your entire Orion deployment. The installer determines whether upgrades are available for the products and scalability engines in your deployment.

For new Orion Platform product installations in Amazon Web Services in a virtual private cloud (VPC), see Deploy SolarWinds Orion Platform products to Amazon Web Services.

For new Orion Platform product installations in Microsoft Azure in an Azure Virtual Network (VNet), see Deploy SolarWinds Orion Platform products to Microsoft Azure.

About the Orion Installer

The Orion Installer is an all-in-one application that:

  • Provides an easy-to-follow installation path for your environment, and guides you through every product installation and upgrade. The installer checks for product updates, and then presents installation steps to complete complex upgrades and installations with ease. No need to figure out your upgrade path before you begin. The installer does it for you.

    You can run the installer to determine your upgrade path at any time, even if you're not ready to upgrade yet. This step does not shut down or impact any Orion services already running.

  • Runs preflight checks to ensure your environment specifications match the system requirements for selected product installations. If you need to make any changes, the installer provides guidance to resolve the issues.

  • Automatically runs the Configuration wizard as needed after product installations to complete database and configuration tasks.

The following software is required to run the Orion Installer. If it is not found on the server, it will be downloaded when you run the installer.

  • .NET 4.6.2
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012

What you should know:

  • In most cases, you need to download only one SolarWinds Orion Installer, even if you plan to install or upgrade multiple products. Previously you had to download a separate installer for each product.

    For requirements on upgrading NTA 4.4 and the NTA Flow Storage database, see NTA 4.4 System Requirements.

  • Run the installer as many times as you need. Every time you run the installer, it checks for product updates and provides the latest Orion Platform product versions.

  • If you have older versions of products, you can still use this installer for upgrade paths, download links, release notes, and more.

  • You can save an installation report to capture specifics about your progress and any issues that the installer encountered.

  • All products are upgraded to the latest compatible versions when possible. If a product is not compatible, you cannot continue with the installation or upgrade. The installer provides resolution options.

  • You can use the Orion installer to install or upgrade scalability engines (Additional Polling Engines, Additional Web Servers, and High Availability servers).

Always have the latest Orion Installer

Each time you run the Orion Installer, it checks the Customer Portal to determine if a newer version of the installer is available. If so, the installer is automatically downloaded and run again. This process occurs automatically and does not require any additional steps.

What you should know:

  • If you see a progress bar for the Orion Installer update, let it continue. When the new installer downloads, it will run the new and improved installer. No need to click, close, escape, or panic.

  • If you have downloaded the offline installer, or if the server you are running the online installer on does not have an Internet connection, the Orion Installer cannot check to be sure you have the latest version.

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