Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Advancedand Server Configuration Monitor

Install or Upgrade Server Configuration Monitor

This guide walks new Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) users through the SCM installation process and provides the step-by-step upgrade process for those who are ready to move to a newer version of SCM.

Once you have installed or upgraded, check out the SCM Getting Started Guide for first steps or the SCM Administrator Guide to learn about more advanced functionality.

Have a question? Check out the Server Configuration Monitor product forum in the SolarWinds online IT community, THWACK, and find more information in the SolarWinds Success Center.

Install SCM

Upgrade SCM

With Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) 1.2 and later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment, including the main server and all Orion Platform products, from the My Orion Deployment page (Settings > My Orion Deployment). Downloading the Orion Installer for future upgrades is no longer necessary.

If you are upgrading from SCM versions earlier than SCM 1.2, use the following procedure:
  1. Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to simultaneously upgrade one or more Orion Platform products on your main Orion server.
  2. If your scalability engines (additional polling engines, additional web servers, and high availability servers) are able to communicate with the main server, use the centralized upgrade feature to upgrade the rest of your Orion deployment in parallel. For details, see Install or upgrade Orion Platform products.

Migrate SCM

Do you need to move your SCM polling engines or database to a different server? See the SolarWinds Migration Guide.