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Install SolarWinds VNQM into a SolarWinds Orion Platform

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To integrate SolarWinds VNQM with an existing Orion Platform, you may need to install the stand-alone product onto the Orion server and perform additional steps. These instructions walk-through the specific installation steps, Configuration wizard selections, and any additional licensing and integration options to select.

Consider these guidelines for your installation:

Adding a new product into an existing Orion Platform may require upgrading the current products prior to the installation.

  • Using compatibility information and the SolarWinds Product Upgrade Advisor, determine if currently installed products must be upgraded prior to installing this product.
  • Depending on the upgrade path, upgrade products following the SolarWinds Upgrade Guide. When complete, install the new product following these instructions.
  • When preparing the server, review the multi-module system guidelines when installing into an existing Orion Platform.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VNQM/VNQM-Installation-Guide-MT/080/checkbox.gif 1. Install the product
  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.
  4. 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.

  5. If you agree, select to accept the terms of the license agreement.
  6. Click Next to begin copying the files.
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2. 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 Service Settings dialog box, ensure that the Job Engine and Collector plugin checkboxes are selected, and click Next.
  3. In the Completing the Orion Configuration wizard dialog box, click Next.
  4. When the Configuration wizard completes, click Finish to launch the Orion Web Console.
  5. Log in with 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.

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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.

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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 to add additional polling engines on to the server.

    The file may include a Bundle or Scalability Engine Installer.

  2. Run the installation file using the 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.
    4. Integrate the product into the Orion Platform.
  3. Repeat these instructions for multiple additional polling engines.
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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 to add an 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. Install the product - Select the option for Additional Web Server.
    2. Run the Configuration wizard.
    3. Add the license key.
    4. Integrate the product into the Orion Platform.
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