Deploy LEM 6.6.0 to Microsoft Azure

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) is not currently available in the Azure Marketplace—it’s deployed manually by users. Deployment is initiated via Azure CLI 2.0. It can be installed on Windows, macOS, Linux (also Windows Subsystem for Linux), and run in a prepared Docker image.

This guide covers deployment from Windows (PowerShell) and Linux (Bash—also applies to Docker).

SolarWinds provides a ZIP archive containing two VHD files. The first file (SolarWinds-LEM-Azure-6.6.0-disk1-system.vhd) contains an operating system based on Linux Debian. The second file (SolarWinds-LEM-Azure-6.6.0-disk2-data.vhd) serves as the data partition. The layout is similar to the VMware and Hyper-V appliance.