ELM Components

ELM Enterprise Manager utilizes a family of components for event log management and server monitoring.  Mouse over each component for details.

ELM Server

The centralized data collection, notification, and reporting application.*

ELM Management Console

The primary UI for viewing collected data, dashboard display, and reports.

ELM Console

The legacy MMC style console used for configuring monitoring features and notifications.

ELM Database

A local instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 LocalDB – included as an option for any of the three databases.

ELM Agent

Installed on each monitored system to collect and send data to the ELM Server.

ELM Advisor

A desktop notification located in the Windows taskbar notification area.

Supported Operating Systems

All ELM version 7.5 components* listed above can be installed on the operating systems listed below:

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard / Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard / Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard / Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard / Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro / Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro / Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Enterprise / Ultimate

*Then ELM Server Requires a 64-bit Operating System.

Due to the nature of Microsoft’s “Core” OS, only the ELM Agent is supported on these operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard Core Mode
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Core Mode
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Core Mode
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Core

Other Agent-Only Operating Systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard / Enterprise

Database Requirements

An ELM (SQL Server) Database is required for ELM Server installation.  It can be on the ELM Server or accessible on the local network.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard / Enterprise / Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard / Enterprise / Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard / Enterprise / Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 LocalDB (on the ELM Server)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard / Enterprise / Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard / Enterprise / Express

Hardware Requirements

Best practice is to use your corresponding Windows operating system requirements as a benchmark for ELM’s minimum hardware requirements in addition to these disk space requirements:

ELM Server:  200MB free disk

ELM Agent: 50MB free disk

Note: These disk requirements do no include space for databases, collected .evtx files, trace files or cache files.