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Install the Patch Manager web console on an Orion Server

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Created by Brandon Painter, last modified by Craig O’ Neill on Aug 05, 2016

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This article provides steps to add the Patch Manager web console as a new module on an existing SolarWinds Orion web console.



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To add the Patch Manager module to an Orion server:
1. Download SolarWinds Patch Manager.exe from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. 

    Note: You cannot use the SolarWinds-Orion-PM-v2.<version>-WebOnly.exe installer on an existing Orion web     console server.  Use the web-only installer to install all of the Orion Platform components along with the Patch     Manager web  console module on a separate web server.
2. Run the installer (as administrator)

    Note: The installer's initial verification steps may take several minutes to complete. At times during this process, the

    installer GUI may disappear.
3. Click Next to start the installation.
4. Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and then click Next.
5. If the installer needs to update or install the Microsoft Visual C++ Secure Runtime, click Next to proceed.
6. On the Select setup type screen, select Web Console Only, and then click Next.
7. On the Patch Manager Web Console Setup window, click Next.

    Note: SolarWinds recommends you create a current backup of your Orion database before adding or removing    

    modules. Do not proceed with this installation until you have a current backup.
8. Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and then click Next.
9. On the Orion Install Selection screen, leave Express Install - Recommended selected, and then click Next.

    Note: Patch Manager and the Orion platform use different levels of security for SQL authentication. To avoid    

    complicated SQL configurations, we recommend you install the Patch Manager web console with its own instance of     SQL Server Express.


10. Click Next to begin the installation.
11. On the SolarWinds Configuration Wizard window, click Next twice to configure the Patch Manager web module.
12. After the Configuration Wizard completes successfully, click Finish to exit the installer and launch the Orion web    



Configuring the Patch Manager Web Console
After you launch the Patch Manager web console for the first time, complete the following procedure to configure it for first use.
To configure the Patch Manager web console:
1. On the Discovery Central web page, click Go to Orion Home.
2. Click the hyperlink in any of the resources to add your Patch Manager server:
    a. In the Server name or IP address field, enter the hostname or IP address of your Patch Manager server.
    b. In the Port field, specify a port or accept the default.
    c. In the Windows Credentials section, specify the username and password to use to access the Patch Manager server.
    d. Click Test.
    e. Click Submit.





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