Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

Deploy SEM to Microsoft Azure

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) is not currently available in the Azure Marketplace—it’s deployed manually by users. Deployment is initiated via Azure CLI 2.0.

This guide covers deployment from Windows (PowerShell) and Linux (Bash).

SolarWinds provides a ZIP archive containing two VHD files. The first file (xxx-system.vhd) contains an operating system based on Linux Debian. The second file (xxx-data.vhd) serves as the data partition. The layout is similar to the VMware and Hyper-V appliances.

Azure CLI 2.0 must be installed on Windows or Linux systems. After CLI is authenticated, users can control Azure via API by executing CLI commands.