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LV installation scenarios

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


The following table addresses a variety of SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer (LV) add-on installation scenarios applicable to select SolarWinds Platform products.

Product New installation Upgrade
  • Standard Installation: If you have Microsoft SQL 2016 SP1 or newer, LV installs by default.
  • Lightweight Installation: This option automatically installs LV.
  • Legacy syslogs and traps are automatically upgraded to LV. Syslogs and traps data are not migrated and are only available in the database.

  • Rules are migrated automatically.

Other SolarWinds Platform products
  • LV is not an installation option
  • Same as the new installation scenario, unless you select additional products (e.g., NPM) during upgrade.

*LV is required for viewing VMware events with VMAN.