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IP Address Manager 4.8 Release Notes

 

 

Last updated: December 5, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in IPAM 4.8. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

See IPAM 4.8 system requirements for system, software, database, and port requirement information.

New features and improvements

This section describes the features and improvements in this release. See the release notes for older versions of IPAM to learn about previous releases. 

IPAM 4.8 is an Orion Platform product and uses Orion Platform 2018.4.

Support for your Infoblox environment 

IPAM 4.8 introduces monitoring support for Infoblox. You can now monitor DHCP, DNS and IP information coming from your Infoblox environment.

Custom properties replace custom fields 

With this release, IPAM has migrated from product-specific custom fields to the centralized custom properties used by other Orion platform products. Custom fields created with IPAM 4.7 or earlier will be automatically converted to custom properties.

Support for more Linux versions 

IPAM 4.8 has extended DHCP and DNS support to the  following Linux variants:

  • Ubuntu 14.4
  • Ubuntu 16.4
  • Debian 9.5
  • Debian 8.6 

Orion Platform 2018.4 new features and improvements  

Centralized Upgrades

  • Automatically upgrade additional polling engines, additional web servers, and High Availability servers directly from the Orion Web Console. Upgrades run in parallel, dramatically reducing the time required to upgrade large deployments.

» Learn more

  Authenticate users with the SAML protocol

  • Users can log in to the Orion Web Console using Okta or Active Directory Federation Service credentials.

» Learn more

Performance Analysis upgrades

  • PerfStack can transform line data to show different values instead of raw data.

Orion Deployment Health updates

  • Orion Diagnostics on the Web: Collect diagnostics from your polling engines directly from the Orion Web Console.

  • Access your deployment health directly from Settings.

Other improvements

  • Legacy charts and classic charts are being replaced by new generation modern charts.
  • Open a Performance Analysis dashboard for a mapped entity directly from Orion Maps.

New customer installation

For information about installing IPAM 4.8, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer documentation.

Before you upgrade!  

 

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • IPAM 4.8 uses the Orion Platform 2018.4.

  • IPAM 4.8 requires Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2014 or higher. For complete system requirements, see IPAM 4.8 system requirements.

  • To use IPAM 4.8 and UDT together, you must upgrade to UDT 3.3.1 or 3.3.2. 

  • When upgrading, if you added a site binding to a host name before you upgrade, you must bind the Orion Web Console to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). See this article.

  • When upgrading with custom menus, you cannot see the Performance Dashboard link in the menu. For details, see this article.

  • When upgrading an Additional Poller, you may receive this error :"The license we have for Orion Scalability Engine is outdated". See this article for details to resolve.

How to upgrade

If  upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:

  • Use the Product Upgrade Advisor to determine your upgrade path. Based on your current environment and versions, the Product Upgrade Advisor provides an ordered list of how to proceed with the upgrade.
  • If you are upgrading:
  • When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

Fixed issues

IPAM 4.8 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

00154379

Additional polling engines can now be used for subnet discovery.

00180234, 00113817, 00070345

IP Address Conflicts widget no longer shows duplicates.

00148209

DHCP scopes import correctly.

00148668, 00083493

Data displayed correctly for accounts with limitation.

00144714, 00151218

IPAM loads certain scanned subnets correctly.

00120236, 00147514

Microsoft Edge correctly shows groups on Manage Subnets & IP address page.

00119250

IP Requests Alert clears properly.

00037518

IP Address search results sort correctly.

n/a

IPAM imports IPv6 subnet information correctly from Excel spreadsheet.

00087956

IPAM works with ISC-DHCP Server on Ubuntu 16.4

For issues fixed in Orion Platform 2018.4 see Orion Platform 2018.4 Release Notes.

End of life 

EoL Announcements EoE Effective Dates EoL Effective Dates
December 5, 2018:End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.5 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 4.8. March 4, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.5 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. March 4, 2020: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.5 or older.
November 8, 2018:End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.3 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 4.8. February 8, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.3 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. February 8, 2020: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.3 or older.
May 31, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.2 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 4.8. August 31, 2018: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.2 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. August 31, 2019: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.2 or older.

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.

End of support

Orion Platform 2018.4 no longer supports the following platforms and features.

Type Details
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.
SQL Server 2012 This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.
All Active Alerts widget The legacy widget has been replaced by the updated version.

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