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Uninstall Virtualization Manager

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Updated: 9-13-2017 | VMAN Installation Guide

You may need to uninstall VMAN to reinstall for resolving issues or to move to a new server during a migration.

Prior to uninstalling, SolarWinds recommends the following preparation:

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif Backup the existing database

To preserve your data, back up your database(s). If you need help with backups, check your vendor's site for documentation and instructions.

If you have your database on a VM, create a snapshot or copy of your VM.

If you need software to perform backups and maintenance for Microsoft SQL databases, you can install SQL Management Studio Express for your specific version of Microsoft SQL on your database server.

Use one of the following links to download the installation:

Donwloading and installing the Advanced Edition provides all tools, including SSMS. For details on SQL Server Management Studio, see this information hosted by Microsoft.

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif Create a snapshot and backup folders

For your VMs, create snapshots to save data and configurations.

For the Orion server, create copies and backups of your product folders. You may have customizations in these folders specific to your installations.

To remove Server & Application Monitor appliance and a stand-alone Orion Web Console (VIM), complete the following steps:

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 1. Remove VMAN product licenses

Follow the steps for your specific product to remove the SolarWinds product licenses.


File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 2. Remove integration between VMAN and the Orion Web Console

If you have Virtualization Manager integrated with the Orion Web Console, complete the following:

  1. In the Orion Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Click Virtualization Settings.
  3. Click Setup Virtualization Manager integration.
  4. Disable the VMAN integration.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 3. Remove any federated collectors
  1. Open the VMAN console.
  2. Select the Setup tab, and click Data Sources on the left menu.
  3. Select a data source, and click Edit.
  4. Select a different collector for the data source from the Collector list than the one you want to delete.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Repeat these steps for all federated collectors.
  7. Power off the federated collectors.
  8. Delete the federated collector VMs.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 4. Delete the appliance

The deletion of the VM and federated collectors is irreversible. Deleting the master appliance also deletes the database.

With the integration removed, delete the appliance.

  1. Power off the appliance.
  2. Delete the master appliance in the Hyper-V or VMware client.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 5. Uninstall SolarWinds products

If your version of VMAN is a stand-alone product, not including other SolarWinds products, delete the Orion server products.

If VMAN is installed with other Orion products, skip this step.

  1. Open Programs and Features in the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Select the product(s) to remove one at a time and click Uninstall.

    You may also need to uninstall the SolarWinds Job Engine and SolarWinds Orion Information Service.

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 6. Delete or rename SolarWinds folders

If your version of VMAN is a stand-alone product, not including other SolarWinds products, complete these steps.

If VMAN is installed with other Orion products, skip this step.

Delete files from the following locations to fully clear all files. If you installed to a different domain, look on that location instead of C:\.

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SolarWinds
  • C:\inetpub\SolarWinds
  • C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds
  • C:\ProgramData\SolarWindsAgentInstall
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 7. Remove specific Registry keys

If your version of VMAN is a stand-alone product, not including other SolarWinds products, complete these steps.

If VMAN is installed with other Orion products, skip this step.

Important: These steps affect your Registry settings. For assistance, contact Support.

  1. Open the command line interface on the server.
  2. Type regedit, and click OK.
  3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software.
  4. Delete both the SolarWinds and the folders.
  5. If you are uninstalling from a 64-bit computer, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Wow6432Node, and delete both the SolarWinds and the folders.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0110-Uninstall_Virtualization_Manager/checkbox.gif 8. Restart and reinstall Restart the server. You can reinstall new products following this guide.
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