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.

SolarWinds strongly recommends that you install the SolarWinds Platform on a server that is neither public, nor internet-facing. To learn about best practices for configuring your SolarWinds Platform installation securely, see Secure Configuration for the SolarWinds Platform.

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

For information about installing Server Configuration Monitor, see the SolarWinds Installer.

To deploy SCM in the cloud, see the following topics:

Upgrade SCM

Use the SolarWinds Installer to upgrade your entire SolarWinds Platform (formerly known as Orion Platform) deployment, including any scalability engines.

If you are on a version earlier than SCM 2020.2.6, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2023.4.1.

You can upgrade your entire deployment from the My Deployment page (Settings > My Deployment).

For details, see Install or upgrade SolarWinds Platform products.

Migrate SCM

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