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Install an evaluation copy of SolarWinds SRM

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The SolarWinds SRM evaluation version 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 server database.

  • Do not use MS SQL Server Express in a production deployment.
  • Do not install SolarWinds SRM on a domain controller or use the same database server as a Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry server.

Before you start installing SQL Express 2014 on the same computer as the Orion server, ensure .NET 3.5 is installed.

Can I install SRM 6.4 on a desktop operating system?

For evaluation installations only, installation on a desktop operating system is possible, but not supported. SolarWinds SRM is intended for use in a production environment that meets the SolarWinds SRM system requirements.

Evaluation and production environments Evaluation environments only
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 (except for Standard Edition)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 (except for Standard Edition)
Windows Server 2016 Windows 8.1 Update 1 (except for Standard Edition)
  Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise (Pro or Enterprise version recommended)
  Windows 10

To install an evaluation copy of SolarWinds SRM:

  1. Download an evaluation version of SolarWinds SRM from www.solarwinds.com.

    This installation is functional for 30 days and for evaluation purposes only. No activation key is required.

  2. Run SolarWinds-SRM-<version>-Eval.exe.
  3. If prompted, register your email address.
  4. Click Next in the Welcome window. 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.
  5. Select your preferred language.
  6. If the wizard detects that Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is not installed, select the recommended option to continue and install IIS automatically.
  7. If the wizard detects that the Microsoft .Net framework is not installed, select the recommended option to continue and install it automatically.
  8. Accept the terms of the license agreement.
  9. Accept the default directory, or click Browse and select an installation directory.
  10. Choose Express Install to install Microsoft SQL.

    The installation procedures begins.

  11. When the installation is complete, the system configures the product. Click Finish to open the Orion Web Console login page.

    If the login page does not open automatically, launch the Orion Web Console in your SolarWinds Orion program folder.

  12. When the installation is complete, the system configures the product. Click Finish to open the Orion Web Console login page.

    If the login page does not open automatically, launch the Orion Web Console in your SolarWinds Orion program folder.

  13. Log in with the user name admin and leave the password field blank.

    The Orion Web Console opens. For security purposes, SolarWinds recommends that you change the password to your admin account.

    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.

After the evaluation period, you can easily convert your evaluation license to a production license by obtaining and applying a license key.

 
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