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Move a licensed installation of ipMonitor 10

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This article provides steps to move a licensed installation of ipMonitor 10.


All ipMonitor versions


On the old system:

  1. Stop the ipMonitorSrvservice.
  2. Copy the ipMonitor installation directory to the new system. The default location is C:\program files\solarwinds\ipMonitor\.
  3. 3. Start the ipMonitorSrvservice.


On the new system:

  1. Delete -\solarwinds\ipMonitor\config\cred\credentials.db
  2. Install ipMonitor on top of the copied ipMonitor directory.
    It should be running as a trial for 21 days and 500 Monitors.
    Everything should be migrated with the exception of your credentials.


Migrate your credentials

  1. Log in to the old ipMonitor installation web interface.
  2. Click Configuration > Scheduled Maintenance Tasks > Recurring Internal Maintenance.
  3. Verify that the Archive ipMonitor Configuration option is selected.
  4. Verify that a credential is specified in  Encryption Credential.
  5. Click Backup Now.
  6. Copy the backup file to the new ipMonitor system.
  7. Run -\ipMonitor\ipmrestore.exe and point it to the backup file.
  8. Enter the password for the backup credential.


Migrate your license

  1. Run the SolarWinds License Manager on the old system. 
  2. Select ipMonitor and click Deactivate. 
  3. Confirm License Deactivation.
  4. When License Deactivate Results displays, click Close.
  5. On the new system, go to Start > All Programs > SolarWinds ipMonitor > click Enter License Information.
  6. Enter your Activation Key, and then click Next. 
  7. ​Fill in your information, and click Next > Finish.

You can now uninstall the ipMonitor installation on the old system.

Last modified
00:12, 21 Mar 2017