Pre-flight installation checklist
Before installing, complete the pre-installation checklist below. This checklist helps you:
- Verify that system requirements are met, all required software is installed, and required roles and features are enabled.
- Gather the information required to complete the installation.
|Review release notes||
Review the ipMonitor Release Notes.
|Review system requirements||
Make sure your environment conforms to all hardware and software requirements.
Make sure you have all account credentials, your SolarWinds account, and local admin server credentials.
Use the Local Administrator account for the installation.
The Local Administrator account is not the same as a domain account with local admin rights. A domain account is subject to your domain group policies.
To download SolarWinds products and licenses, you need a SolarWinds Customer Portal account. To create your SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal.
|Install all Microsoft updates||Make sure the host server is updated with the latest Microsoft updates.|
|Open ports according to requirements||Open the ports according to the server port requirements listed in the system requirements. SolarWinds uses these ports to send and receive data.|
Create a standard access account (if required)
If you are new to SolarWinds, create a standard access account on the Customer Portal.
|Schedule the installation||Set up the maintenance window, preferably during off-peak hours.|
|Prepare the product license||
Review the current product license and determine if you need to make any changes. You can download updated license keys through the Customer Portal.
If you need to modify your licenses, contact your SolarWinds account manager or SolarWinds Customer Sales.