Before installing, complete the pre-installation checklist below. This checklist helps you:
|Review the release notes||Review the SolarWinds Patch Manager release notes and available documentation in the Success Center.|
|Review the system requirements|| |
Make sure your environment has all of the required hardware, software, and database requirements for your installation.
|Run all Windows updates||Before the installation, check for and run all Microsoft Windows Updates on all servers. As you install, if a Windows update runs, your system may reboot as needed by Windows. The installation cannot complete if your system is waiting to reboot.|
|Prepare the product license|| |
If you need to modify your licenses, contact your SolarWinds account manager or SolarWinds.
|Gather credentials|| |
Make sure you have all account credentials, SQL database credentials, your SolarWinds account, and local admin server credentials.
Use the Local Administrator Account for installation.
The Local Administrator Account is not the same as a domain account with local admin rights. A domain account is subject to your domain group policies.
To download SolarWinds products and licenses, you need a SolarWinds Customer Portal account. To create your SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal.
|Gather Orion Platform |
(Orion deployment only)
If you are integrating SolarWinds Patch Manager with the Orion Platform, obtain sysadmin rights to the Orion server and Additional Web Server.
Also, ensure that you have database credentials to the Orion SQL database to install and configure the Patch Manager Orion web interface.
|Schedule the installation||Set up the maintenance window, preferably during off-peak hours. Depending on the size of databases and the environment, you may need hours to complete the installation. |
Installations in an existing Orion Platform environment require polling engines and SolarWinds services to be offline for a length of time, causing you to lose a portion of polling data.
|Notify your company||Send a message to your company about the installation schedule and maintenance window. If you need additional help with the installation process, contact and allocate staff to be available.|