Deploying SolarWinds® Log & Event Manager (LEM) is a cinch! Watch this short video by LEM subject matter expert Rob Johnson to help you walk through the deployment process.


LEM Virtual Appliance

LEM is packaged as a virtual appliance that can be deployed using VMware or Hyper-V™ platforms. LEM virtual appliance consists of all moving parts required for the installation including the operating system and database. This eliminates the user requirement to have any of these components installed separately.


Just follow the simple steps given below for quick, do-it-yourself LEM deployment.


Import LEM OVA File into VMware vSphere™

  • After downloading LEM, deploy the “Deploy First – LEM Virtual Appliance.ova” file using VMware vSphere™ version 4.0 or above.
  • Then, power on the virtual machine (VM) named “SolarWinds Log & Event Manager” that shows up on your vSphere client.
  • Assign a dynamic IP for the deployed VM either using a DHCP server, or assign a static IP address manually. (Refer to this KB article for some quick tips and how-to guidelines for assigning a static IP.)


Deploy SolarWinds LEM from Web Console

Now, you can launch a browser (latest version of Internet Explorer®, Chrome™, or Firefox®) and use the IP address assigned to the VM to connect to LEM web console and start monitoring logs from your network devices, security appliances, workstations, servers, VMs and more.



You can also choose to install LEM Desktop Console (from the downloaded installer package containing the OVA file) on your Windows® machines.


Download LEM and deploy it using VMware in a few minutes. Start monitoring your IT environment for simple and effective log management and analysis, real-time event correlation, incident response, regulatory compliance, and more!


Here’s a quick tutorial to deploy SolarWinds LEM using Microsoft® Hyper-V.