Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

Install the SEM agent on Linux and Unix

This section describes how to install agents locally on a variety of Linux and Unix operating systems. Once installed, the SEM agent automatically starts and connects to SEM.

See Installation preflight: prepare to deploy SEM Agents for agent download information and a pre-install checklist.

Installation notes for the Linux agent installer

  • A reboot is not required following installation.
  • SEM agents are installed in the /usr/local/contego/ContegoSPOP folder by default.
  • You will need to add the connectors for your version of Linux; the connectors are not added by default.

Run the SEM agent installer on Linux or Unix

  1. Copy SolarWinds-SEM-Agent-LinuxInstaller.bin to a local or network location.
  2. cd to the folder that contains the installer.
  3. Enter chmod +x SolarWinds-SEM-Agent-LinuxInstaller.bin to convert the installer into an executable application.
  4. Run SolarWinds-SEM-Agent-LinuxInstaller.bin as root.
  5. Press Enter to start the installer.
  6. Press Enter to page through the End User License Agreement, and then enter y to accept the terms if you agree.
  7. Enter a custom installation path, or press Enter to accept the default (recommended).
  8. Enter the hostname of your SEM Manager.

    Use the fully qualified domain name for your SEM Manager when you deploy SEM Agents on a different domain. For example, enter

  9. Press Enter twice to accept the default port values, and then press Enter again to proceed.
  10. Review the Pre-Installation Summary, and then press Enter to proceed.
  11. Once the installer finishes, press Enter to exit the installer.

The SEM agent begins sending alerts to SEM immediately.

Next steps:

To uninstall the SEM agent on Linux or Unix

  1. Log in to you Linux computer as root.
  2. Stop the SolarWinds SEM Agent service.
  3. Delete the /usr/local/contego/ContegoSPOP folder.
  4. Remove any startup scripts, if any.