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Install a stand-alone copy of SolarWinds VNQM

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These instructions provide stand-alone installation steps for installing SolarWinds VNQM on a dedicated server. If you are installing SolarWinds VNQM into an existing Orion Platform, see Install SolarWinds VNQM into a SolarWinds Orion Platform.

For advanced configuration requirements and steps such as FIPS, see the SolarWinds VNQM Administrator Guide.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 1. Download installation files and license from the Customer Portal

If you have not yet created a SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal to create an account.

  1. Go to customerportal.solarwinds.com.
  2. In the Log In tab, enter your organization's SWID and your email address.
  3. In the Latest Downloads table, click Choose Download for the installation files for your product.
  4. Depending on your environment, you may also need installers for the additional polling engines and additional web server. These installers include a bundle or a Scalability Engine.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 2. Run the installation file
  1. Log in as an administrator to the Orion server.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file to the server.
  3. Run SolarWinds-VNQM-<version>-Full.exe.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 3. Complete the install wizard
  1. Click Next on 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.

  2. Accept the terms of the license agreement.
  3. Accept the default directory, or click Browse and select a directory.
  4. Click Next to begin copying the files.

    Downloading and installing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 can take more than 20 minutes. If your system reboots, run the installation again.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 4. Run the Configuration Wizard

After the installation completes, the Configuration wizard automatically runs. If the Configuration wizard does not load automatically, start the Configuration wizard in the SolarWinds Orion > Configuration and Auto-Discovery program folder.

  1. In the Welcome dialog box, click Next.
  2. In the Database Settings dialog box, select an SQL Server and authentication method, and click Next.

    Use SQL Server Authentication to ensure the SolarWinds Orion server can always access SQL Server, even when hosted remotely on a separate server.

  3. In the Database Settings dialog box, select a database from Use an existing database, and click Next.
  4. In the Database Account dialog box, create a new account or use an existing account that the polling engine and Web Console use to access the database, and click Next.
  5. In the Website Settings dialog box:
    1. Select (All Unassigned) unless your environment requires a specific IP address for the Orion Web Console.
    2. Specify the Port and the Website Root Directory where the system installs the Web Console files.

      If you specify any port other than 80, include that port in the URL used to access the Web Console.

    3. To use this function, click Enable automatic login using Windows Authentication.

  6. Click Next.
  7. If prompted to create a new directory or website, click Yes.
  8. Review the list of services to install, and click Next.
  9. Click Yes if prompted to disable the SNMP Trap Service and enable the SolarWinds Trap Service.
  10. In the Completing the Orion Configuration Wizard dialog box, click Next.
  11. When completed, click Finish to launch the Orion Web Console.
  12. Log in with user name admin and leave the password field blank.

    For security purposes, SolarWinds recommends that you change the password to your admin account.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 5. Add license key

Get the license key for your product from the Customer Portal:

  1. In the Customer Portal, select License Management.
  2. Select the product.
  3. Copy the license key.

Add and activate the license key from the Customer Portal.

  1. Open the Orion Web Console in a web browser.

    Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Orion Web Console

    or

    Open a web browser on your Orion server and enter http://ipAddress or http://hostname, where ipAddress is the IP address of your server and hostname is the host name of your server.

  2. Click Settings > All Settings > License Manager.
  3. Click Add/Upgrade License.
  4. Enter the Activation Key and Registration Information, and click Activate.

To activate an offline license, see Activate licenses offline.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 6. Install on the additional polling engine (optional)

If you have an additional polling engine, install the product and run the Configuration Wizard for each server. For details on scalability options, see the SolarWinds Scalability Guidelines.

  1. Download the SolarWinds-VNQM-v4.x-Poller.zip file from the Customer Portal for additional polling engines on to the server.

    The file may include a Bundle or Scalability Engine Installer.

  2. Run the installation file using the stand-alone installation instructions in the previous steps:
    1. Complete the install wizard - Select the option for Additional Polling Engine.
    2. Run the Configuration wizard.
    3. Add the license key.
  3. Repeat these instructions for multiple additional polling engines.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/060/checkbox.gif 7. Install the additional web server (optional)

If you have an additional web server, install the product and run the Configuration Wizard for each server. For details on scalability options, see the SolarWinds Scalability Guidelines.

  1. Download the SolarWinds-VNQM-v4.x-WebOnly.zip file from the Customer Portal for additional web server on to the server.

    The file may include a Bundle or Scalability Engine Installer.

  2. Run the installation file using the stand-alone installation instructions in the previous steps:
    1. Complete the installation wizard - Select the option for Additional Web Server.
    2. Run the Configuration wizard.
    3. Add the license key.
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