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Set up WPM

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Updated: September 18, 2018

Your first step in setting up WPM is to use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to configure the primary WPM application on the main Orion server. Your installation may or may not include other Orion Platform modules such as SolarWinds SAM.

Be sure to review release notes and system requirements, available on the WPM Documentation page in the SolarWinds Success Center.

After installing WPM, you can deploy copies of the WPM Recorder and Player to remote machines. For example, if you host a web page in Boston that is used extensively by customers in Germany, deploy a player to a workstation in a branch office in Berlin to run recorded transactions and gauge website performance. By placing WPM Players in the same geographical locations as your users, you can get more accurate WPM data that is truly representative of the end user experience.

You can also deploy recorders and players to servers in a co-location hosting service or to instances/VMs hosted by cloud providers. For details, see:

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