Install ipMonitor

This section describes how to download and install a stand-alone version of ipMonitor.

Installing on a domain controller

SolarWinds recommends that you do NOT install ipMonitor on a domain controller. To take full advantage of ipMonitor's security features, create an account specifically for the ipMonitor service applied with the minimum required tokens.

Installing ipMonitor on a domain controller results in limited access to many ipMonitor features because the Credential Manager cannot be enabled to impersonate Windows accounts with elevated permissions. Additionally, there is no allowance for trust relationships outside of the domain.

Download the software

You will need your SolarWinds ID and password to log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal and retrieve your license key. If you have not completed your Customer Portal individual profile or cannot locate your SolarWinds customer ID and password, submit a ticket to Customer Support.

  1. Make sure that your production environment meets the ipMonitor system requirements.
  2. Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  3. Click Downloads > Download Product.
  4. Click the Products drop-down menu and select ipMonitor (IPM).
  5. Click the Licenses drop-down menu and select a license.
  6. Under All Release Downloads, click Download.
  7. Install the software.

Install ipMonitor

  1. Double-click the Setup.exe file.

    The Welcome screen appears, and the installer gathers the computing space requirements.

  2. Click Next to continue.
  3. If you accept the terms in the license agreement, select the checkbox and click Next.

  4. Accept the default installation directory or click Change to modify, and then click Next.

  5. Click Install to install the software on your computer.

    The installer checks your hard drive space on your computer, and then install the software.

  6. When the installation is completed, click Finish.

    The Configuration Wizard loads automatically.

    If the Configuration wizard does not load automatically, go to Start > All Programs > SolarWinds ipMonitor > Configure ipMonitor.

  7. In the First Run Service Settings page, click Next.
  8. Click the Web Server Ports drop-down menu, select an HTTP or HTTPS listening port for the SNMP Trap Listener, and then click Next.

    Click Change to create a customized connection.

  9. Create a new ipMonitor administrator account, and then click Next.

    To minimize network administration, SolarWinds recommends setting up a Standard ipMonitor Account.

  10. Enter your administrator email address to receive notifications.

  11. Review the remaining settings, make any changes as required, and then click Next.

    The ipMonitor web interface is initialized.

  12. Click Finish to complete the setup.
  13. When prompted, log in to the ipMonitor web user interface.