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NTA 4.1.1 Release Notes

Created by Linda Davis, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Updated 06/15/2015

These release notes provide additional guidance for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) v4.1.1.

Note: NTA 4.1.1 requires SolarWinds NPM 11.5 or newer. Make sure you upgrade NPM before you start upgrading to NTA 4.1.1.

For more details about upgrading NTA, see:

New Features and Improvements

NTA version 4.1.1 includes the following new features and improvements:

Performance Improvements

  • Web-based reports covering time periods shorter than 30 days are generated faster.

Historical Updates

  • Improved processing of historical data updates - most recent data is updated first.
  • Improved handling of simultaneously running updates
  • Web UI progress indication during historical data processing

Newly Supported Flow Technologies

  • Support for NetFlow-Lite on the following devices: Cisco Catalyst 2960-X, 2960-XR, 3560-CX, and 2960-CX.
  • Support for VMWare ESX vCenters
  • Citrix CloudBridge IPFIX support

CBQoS Policy Utilization

  • CBQoS policy utilization is now available in CBQoS resources and reports.

SolarWinds NTA Requirements

SolarWinds NTA 4.1.1 requires:

  • SolarWinds NPM 11.5 hosted on the same server
  • MS SQL Database
    For more information about NPM and SQL Server requirements, see SolarWinds NPM Requirements.
  • NTA Flow Storage Database 
    For more information about database server requirements, see NTA Requirements.

Note: For production environments, SolarWinds recommends that SolarWinds NPM, MS SQL Database and NTA Flow Storage Database are hosted on separate servers.

Fixed Issues

Issue Case Numbers
"Error while loading legend" message in endpoints and conversation resources for endpoints such as "0.0.0.*".  N/A
Combination of IP groups with a multi-port application causes server errors in the legend. N/A
Javascript allowed in Search field on summary pages. Allowing Javascript is a security issue, and has therefore been disabled.  N/A
Flow Navigator does not work with items over the internal limit. N/A
Cannot Display NTA Reports for Longer Time Periods due to Timeout N/A
Database maintenance fails to remove some NTA Flow Storage Database partitions after the retention period. N/A
Historical Updates for Large Retention Periods Might Be Time-Consuming. N/A

Open Issues

Issue Case Number
Gaps in Flow Data when NTA and NTA Flow Storage Database Installed on the Same Server
Workaround: This issue is caused by insufficient resources available on the server. To resolve the issue, move your NTA Flow Storage Database to a separate server. For more information, see Moving NTA Flow Storage Database.
N/A

NTA 3.9 End of Life

NTA 3.9 is entering the End-Of-Life (EOL) cycle. Please review the following support schedule:

  • December 10, 2013: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer version 3.9 or older should begin transitioning to SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer version 4.0.
  • March 10, 2014: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer version 3.9 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.
  • March 10, 2015: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer version 3.9 or older.

See the SolarWinds EOL Policy online for more information.

End of Support for 32-Bit Operating Systems

Starting with NTA 4.1, NTA runs only on 64-bit operating systems.

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