Start and Stop SEM components

Follow these procedures to start and stop the SEM Manager and the SEM Agents.

Stop or restart the SEM Manager

These steps also apply to the SEM VM and SEM appliance.

Do not right-click the host and choose power off or shutdown guest. You can corrupt the SEM database and file system if you do not shut down SEM properly.

  1. Open the CMC command line. See Log in to the SEM CMC command line interface for steps.

  2. Type appliance at the cmc> prompt.
  3. Choose from the following:
    • To shut down the VM:
      1. At the cmc::appliance> prompt, type shutdown.
      2. Follow the commands to shut down the SEM VM.
    • To restart the VM:
      1. At the cmc::appliance> prompt, type reboot.
      2. Follow the commands to restart the SEM VM.

Start and stop the SEM Agent on Windows

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

  2. Type services.msc, and then press Enter.

    The Services window opens.

  3. Scroll down and select SolarWinds Security Event Manager Agent.

  4. To stop or start the service, click the Stop or Start buttons near the top of the window.