Orion Web Console components

The tables in this section list the SolarWinds Orion Platform services and programs installed by the Patch Manager Web Console installer. If you are running the Patch Manager Web Console on a server that does not serve any other Orion Platform products, you can remove any items that are not required to run the web console.

SolarWinds Orion services

The following table describes the services installed with the Patch Manager Web Console. The Required column indicates whether the service is required to run the Patch Manager Web Console.

Name Description Required
SolarWinds Alerting Service V2 Processes advanced alerts for Orion Platform products  
SolarWinds Collector Service Polls data from network devices  

SolarWinds Information Service

Facilities data exchange and the web console Application Programing Interface (API); also known as SWIS

Yes

SolarWinds Information Service V3

Facilities data exchange and the web console Application Programing Interface (API); also known as SWIS

Yes

SolarWinds Job Engine V2

Polls data from network devices and executes some management tasks

 

SolarWinds Orion Module Engine

Hosts and executes program functions

Yes

SolarWinds Syslog Service

Receives and processes syslog messages

 

SolarWinds Trap Service

Receives and processes SNMP traps

 

SolarWinds Orion programs

The following table describes the programs installed with the Patch Manager Web Console. The Required column indicates whether the program is required to run the Patch Manager Web Console.

Name Description Required

SolarWinds Collector Service

A collection of the three "collector" services

 

SolarWinds Information Service

A collection of the two "SWIS" services

Yes

SolarWinds Job Engine v2

Polls data from network devices and executes some management tasks

 

SolarWinds Orion Module Engine

A collection of Orion website services, which include:

  • SolarWinds Job Engine v2
  • SolarWinds Orion Module Engine
  • SolarWinds Syslog Service
  • SolarWinds Trap Service

Yes

SolarWinds Recommendations

An optional service to collect and report usage statistics to SolarWinds, Inc.

 

Network Atlas

Allows users to create network maps based on Orion nodes and locations

 

SolarWinds Orion shortcuts

The following table describes the Start menu shortcuts the Patch Manager Web Console installer creates. The Supported column indicates whether the Patch Manager Web Console supports one or more features in the group.

These shortcuts can be found in Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion.

Name Description Supported

Alerting, Reporting, and Mapping

Contains programs to create and manage Orion alerts, reports, and maps

 

Configuration Wizard

Opens the SolarWinds Configuration Wizard

Yes

Network Discovery Opens the Network Discovery program  

Orion Improvement Program Settings

Allows you to specify whether or not to send usage statistics to SolarWinds, Inc.

Yes

Orion Web Console

Opens the Orion Web Console in the default Internet browser.

Yes

Syslog Viewer Opens the Syslog Viewer  
Trap Viewer Opens the Trap Viewer