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Enterprise Operations Console 2.1 Release Notes

 

 

Last updated: August 14, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Enterprise Operations Console 2.1. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

New features and improvements

Improved and Updated UI

The EOC 2.1 Enterprise Environment Summary allows for additional flexibility when customizing views, and unique controls for on-demand filtering. Examples include Orion Site Status, Site Filter, Enterprise Nodes List, and All Alerts.

  • Orion Site Status Widget
    The Orion Status widget provides a break down of the status between EOC and your remote sites. 
  • Site Filter Widget
    The Site Filter widget allows you to filter EOC resources on the summary page.
  • Enterprise Nodes List
    The Enterprise Nodes List is a simple, effective widget that allows EOC to maintain a tiered list for accessing devices from your remote instances.
  • All Alerts Widget
    The All Alerts widget has been improved for EOC 2.1 and is now the de facto alerts resource on the EOC web console. This widget provides a self-contained method for quick filtering, sorting, and searching alerts across your distributed deployment.

Enterprise Summary Tile Enhancements

Enterprise Summary tiles are now individual widgets and include an Advanced Entity Filter. This allows you to take advantage of unique and granular filtering controls, without the need to understand SWQL. 

  • Advanced Entity Filter
    Customization of a tile is much easier with the addition of conditional filters to entity types, allowing you to specify which entities you want to view in a tile. Advanced knowledge of SolarWinds Query Language (SWQL) is not necessary.
  • Any customized tiles created in EOC 2.0 are automatically migrated into the default summary view in EOC 2.1.

Note: The organization of custom tiles in EOC 2.0 is not preserved when upgrading to 2.1. EOC 2.1 user views will function in the same manner that the standard Orion Instance behaves and will no longer force unique views to individual members within AD groups.

 

Enterprise Top 10 and Enterprise Groups Views

Two new views have been added to EOC 2.1: Enterprise Top 10 and Enterprise Groups. The Enterprise Top 10 page is provided out-of-the-box to provide you with quick insight into critical statuses, problem areas, and hotspots. The Enterprise Groups view allows you to pinpoint group statuses, alerts, and events from all configured groups across deployments.

New PerfStack Widgets in EOC

With the addition of the PerfStack dashboard to EOC 2.1, you now have the ability to troubleshoot and correlate metrics across your entire distributed environment from a single console. PerfStack widgets allow for saved projects to be displayed alongside other resources on any EOC dashboard.


New customer installation

For information about installing EOC 2.1 see the SolarWinds Orion Installer for EOC.

Before you upgrade!

As of the release of EOC 2.0, the Enterprise Operations Console has been rebuilt to run on the Orion Platform. If you are running EOC 2.0, you can upgrade to EOC 2.1 using the same server.

Note: The organization of custom tiles in EOC 2.0 is not preserved when upgrading to 2.1.

Due to this rebuild, users of versions prior to EOC 2.0 must install EOC to 2.1 on a separate server. To begin using the new features, simply install EOC 2.1 on a different server from your current EOC edition.

 

Upgrade Remote Sites to Orion Pacman Hot Fix 2

If you meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently running Orion Pacman 2018.2
  • You have remote sites that are in a different time zone than your EOC site

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade your remote instances to Orion Pacman Hot Fix 2 after installing EOC 2.1. This will provide the optimal conditions in EOC for monitoring SolarWinds Sites located in different time zones. Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade your platform to Orion Pacman Hot Fix 2.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from EOC 2.0 or later, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade one or more Orion Platform products simultaneously.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version prior to 2.0, use the following resources to plan and implement an upgrade to EOC 2.0. Then use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to complete the upgrade.


Fixed issues in EOC 2.1

Enterprise Operations Console 2.1 fixes the following issues:

Case number Description
1336952

Hovering over single-node icons now properly loads details and tooltips about the objects and no longer returns the message "Sorry, the content could not be loaded".

00137218

After upgrading from EOC 2.0 to EOC 2.1, all default custom menu items set in EOC 2.0 are now correctly pulled into the EOC 2.1 menu.

00141447, 00141619, 

After upgrading from EOC 2.0 to EOC 2.1, custom views set in EOC 2.0 are now properly migrated into the views for EOC 2.1. The error message "The setting property EOC.SummaryViewID was not found" is no longer displayed.

00137218

Data from all Orion instances are now shown as expected after upgrading from EOC 2.0 to EOC 2.1.

 

Fixed Issues in Orion Platform 2018.2

Orion Platform 2018.2 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

00019605,
00047469

AppStack respects single group limitations.

1144272, 1176440,
1191598, 1197682

When the Orion Web Console is configured to use client certificate authentication, menu items are displayed correctly.

00066337,00061508, 00061508, 00055119

During the upgrade, website files are not overwritten.

1089390

The SQL performance is not affected by excessive reads.

1171110, 1186153

SHA1 certificate is not used anymore.

1179158

Orion Platform correctly executes repeated alert actions.

1336581, 00076562

Audit events are generated correctly.

1204393

Queries with Datetime are executed correctly

948689, 952451,
1066295, 1257968

Active alert resources respect view limitations based on Group Name Pattern or Group of Groups.

1092588, 1037529, 1260477, 1013431

Alerting actions trigger without delay.

00036699, 00025363

You can close ServiceNow tickets in ServiceNow. Closing a ServiceNow ticket stops sending Orion alerts for the issue.

1168389, 1173705, 1221600, 1120837,

1113472

You can add interfaces and volumes on agent-polled nodes or nodes that are found twice to the Discovery Ignore List.

1196323

Syslogs and Traps views are displayed correctly if you have devices with the same MachineTypes, each MachineType with different special characters.

1149359

External processes start successfully when the username has the format user@domain.

1355539, 1311390

The JobEngine service runs without issues, and performance data is updated on devices.

1089413, 1101096

Child elements of a storage array respect user limitations of the parent array.

1082086, 959170

The security issue with the OpenSSL library in Orion Platform products is resolved.

1163039, 1109011, 1148640, 1179830, 1161572

New custom properties are displayed without issues when inserting variables into alerts.

1341059

View limitations are applied correctly in the hardware Health Overview widget.

1094540, 1224160

When creating groups, the Search by Node IP address works correctly.

1056869

Using Advanced Database Queries in reports works without issues.

00022780, 00032805, 1130747, 1125894

Custom chart resources display correctly.

1104961, 1238351, 1150263, 1273370, 1338333

QoE/DPI does not excessively affect the performance of the Orion Web Console.

00018883, 1334323, 1355867, 1365779, 1359469

Custom properties show on maps without issues.

1244351

The readme for offline help files is correct.

996396

Node validation issues with SNMPv3 columns are resolved.

1108733, 1357345, 1197953, 1174828

ServiceNow field is now displayed as a text box.

876639, 889594, 920136, 1102219, 1358660

Custom charts show only the number of top records configured in the Show only limited number of top records.

1273447

Latitudes and longitudes with a trailing 0 are displayed correctly on the WorldMap.

00036038, 00023095

The alerting service is working without issues.

00045994

SilverPeak devices are displayed correctly.

00053297, 1357894, 1361734

After the upgrade, user graphics are displayed correctly in the Network Atlas.

1166495

Credentials cache is disabled by default.

1348736

ServiceNow integration: The Contact type field provides correct values, and new tickets are created instead of reactivations.

1166495, 1188140, 1193919

The Credentials manager can support over 1,000 credentials.

1355306

Database maintenance retains dependencies between discovery profiles and found nodes.

1258332

Mount point disks are polled correctly when the node is an agent.

1294415

Alert macros using variables work correctly.

00021978, 808735, 1185765, 1232236

SWQL queries with long alert conditions are displayed correctly.

00022839, 1279384, 1325433, 1273022

SQL queries in send email actions are parsed correctly.

1336787, 00049928

You can integrate DPA into Orion using Windows SQL authentication.

1243055, 1258332, 1259100, 1273347, 1283616

Mount points on WMI nodes are monitored correctly.

1243773

A custom report resource retrieving a large amount of data displays without issues.

1192721

A new alert for groups based on MemberAvailability is available out-of-the-box.

1200878

The Configuration wizard completes successfully when the IP address is used in binding.

1236429

When configuring mail recipient actions, you can use more than one macros.

1233991, 1209460

After restarting the alerting service v2, old macros work without issues.

1355458

XSS vulnerability in the Message Center and in Details views has been resolved.

1309520

Limitations on views and resources work correctly.

1177501

Issues with receiving bad traps have been resolved.

1211610

ServiceNow integration now reflects inactive choices..

1243201, 1265030, 1241747, 1265030

After upgrading the Orion Platform, Configuration wizard completes successfully.

1234343, 1162526, 1347668, 1154095, 1234837, 1243148, 1263062

Mandatory custom properties are required.

876767

Reports with duplicated charts initialize correctly.

00022551

When uninstalling Orion Platform products, Configuration wizard completes without issues.

1166270, 1174828, 1180967, 1207039

ServiceNow integration: issues with state and incident state have been resolved.

1348736

ServiceNow integration: the Contact type field references the correct field, and the Orion Platform correctly opens new tickets.

1351562

When editing custom properties, you can add notes and links without issues.

1243971, 1319151, 1243971, 1184410, 1178884, 1194514

Orion Web Console displays in one language.

00052045, 1321106

${N=SwisEntity;M=DetailsUrl} variable returns the correct value from the OrioWebServerAddress settings.

1155599, 1185495

PDF formatting issues when using third party engines have been resolved.

1149359, 1181261

Alert actions requiring executing external programs or VB scripts work without issues for non-built-in domain Administrator users.

1357871

Searching in the Action Manager returns correct results.

00034880, 1224826, 1356370, 1357396

Settings for an AD account are stored in the Orion Web Console even after the user logs out.

1191301, 1187591, 1329563, 1337451

Orion certificates are upgraded from sha1 to sha256.

00010367, 00068806, 00060064, 1365612, 1363354, 00060064

When displaying the Message Center page in the Orion Web Console, the memory utilization in SWIS is appropriate.

1211610

ServiceNow integration: Incidents closed based on events do not reopen incorrectly.

00050141, 00057324, 00032910, 00053703

The vulnerability towards the ROBOT attack has been addressed.

00051801

Inappropriate error messages in the Orion Web Console do not appear.

1197522, 1356174, 1202106

When a dependency is corrupted, valid dependencies display in the Dependency widgets and views.

1194193, 1240374

The OrionServers table is updated from the main polling engine server.

1356961, 00019305, 00056252, 00068463, 1197497, 1232325, 00042222, 1126690

The SWIS subscription link from an additional polling engine to the main polling engine is working correctly.

00063235

Performance Analysis queries NPM tables only if you have NPM installed.

Known issues

A SolarWinds Site is reconfigured to point to a new database

Issue: If you add a SolarWinds Site to EOC and then the site is reconfigured to point to a new database, EOC dashboards and reports do not work correctly and an error is displayed. 

Resolution:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Getting Started with Orion, click Manage SolarWinds Sites.
  3. Select the site, and click Edit Site. 
  4. Click through the Wizard and click Update Site. 

 

A site or group used to filter a custom tile is removed

Issue: If you create a custom tile and then an administrator removes a site or group used to filter the data that the tile displays, the tile displays invalid data. 

Resolution:

  1. Click the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the Environment Summary resource.
  2. Click Configure.
  3. Click Edit on the resource.
  4. If necessary, adjust the title to reflect the change to the contents or adjust the remaining filter criteria. (If the current settings are valid, you do not have to change anything.)
  5. Click Save, and then click Save again.

 

Missing application statuses on a custom tile

Issue: If a custom tile is filtered by a group that contains applications and Application is selected as the Entity Filter, the tile does not display application status information. 

Resolution: Do not filter by a group containing applications and choose Applications as the Entity Filter. 

 

A custom tile is filtered by a group that contains another group

Issue: A custom tile displays invalid data if it is filtered by a group that contains another group.

Resolution: Do not filter by a group that contains another group.

 

Using the browser's Back button to return to the Enterprise Environment Summary

Issue: If you click a link in a status resource tile on the Enterprise Environment Summary view, the Asset Explorer opens. If you then click the browser's Back button, you return to the Enterprise Environment Summary view. However, the titles of the Environment Summary and Active Alerts resources are not displayed.

Work-around: Use the menu to navigate back to the Enterprise Environment Summary view.

Resolution: If this occurs, refresh the browser page to restore the titles. 

 


End of life

As of September 7, 2017, EOC 1.4 has entered the End of Life (EOL) cycle. The End of Engineering (EOE) date is December 7, 2017. The EOL date is December 7, 2018.

  EoL Announcements EoE Effective Dates EoL Effective Dates
EOC v1.4 September 7, 2017 December 7, 2017 December 7, 2018

 

As of this EOC 2.1, all versions of Failover Engine (FOE) are discontinued. All Software Support has ceased for FOE.

 

See End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EOL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.


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