The process of expanding operations or adopting new technology within an IT organization is sometimes met with caution. Rightfully so, given what’s at stake. Even the smallest configuration error, which can happen when you introduce new software or systems into a network, can spell disaster. Whether it leads to downtime, loss of data, the advent of security vulnerabilities, or compliance violations, the costs can be great for businesses of all sizes.


It’s not surprising, then, that some IT pros are hesitant to try out new software or test the latest SolarWinds offerings. But what it really boils down to is the fact that some IT pros don’t have the resources available to test a solution effectively without fearing these negative consequences.


What if I told you it was possible to test a solution like SolarWinds® Log & Event Manager (LEM) in a manner that was both safe and free for your business? Would you consider adding a powerful SIEM solution to your arsenal that tackles IT security and compliance? Well, you can! Introducing the LEM + GNS3® Integration Guide.


What is GNS3?


GNS3 is a multi-vendor tool that allows you to build, design, and test network configurations and software in a risk-free virtual environment. This technology eliminates the need for expensive physical testing by offering a network-attached or stand-alone virtual test bed, free of charge. With real-time network emulation, users can conduct proof-of-concept testing and troubleshooting on dynamic network configurations.


Download the GNS3 and SolarWinds LEM Integration Guide


Whether you’re a seasoned GNS3 pro that’s new to LEM, or a LEM user that’s interested in building a lab to experience the full functionality of the product within a safe and secure virtualized instance for testing or troubleshooting, this guide has something for you. In addition to instructing you on how to get started with VMWare®, Hyper-v®, GNS3, and LEM, this guide will help you understand some of the LEM basics to help ensure that you hit the ground running with this advanced security solution.


Click here for access to the guide and free 30-day trial of LEM!


To learn more about the partnership we’ve formed with GNS3, check out the GNS3 Group on THWACK: https://thwack.solarwinds.com/groups/gns3