The evaluation version is a full version of the product, functional for 30 days. After the evaluation period, you can convert your evaluation license to a production license by obtaining and applying a license key.
To update the license, contact SolarWinds Sales to purchase a full license of the product. For Orion products, access the License Manager to update the license with the purchased key. For details, see Activate licenses.
For evaluation installations only, you can install the Orion server and the Microsoft® SQL Server® database on the same server. The installer automatically installs SQL Server Express 2014. You can use that database, or configure the server to use another Microsoft SQL database.
To use a separate Microsoft SQL Server database, or if you are installing this product into the production deployment of an existing Orion Platform, see Plan for a production deployment.
For evaluation installations only, installation on a desktop operating system is possible, but not supported. This product is intended for use in a production environment that meets the system requirements.
|Evaluation and Production Environments||Evaluation Environments Only|
|Windows Server 2012||Windows 7|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Windows 7 SP1|
To install an evaluation copy of your product:
|1. Download the evaluation file||Download the SolarWinds Patch Manager evaluation file from www.solarwinds.com/patch-manager.|
|2. Install the evaluation|| |
Follow the standalone installation instructions, including the installation, setup, and configuration wizard.
To use the Microsoft SQL Server Express database that installs with the product, click Express Install. To use your own Microsoft SQL Server database, click Advanced Install.
|3. Open the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console|| |
If the console does not open automatically, launch the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console in your SolarWinds Patch Manager program folder.
For security purposes, SolarWinds recommends that you change the password used for the Patch Manager service.