Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements that NTA offers in this release, or compare NTA 4.2.1 with the previous release.
NTA 4.2.1 includes Orion Platform 2016.2. Read this section for information about Orion Platform improvements relevant for NTA.
This release of SolarWinds Orion Platform features almost instantaneous, automated failover to a secondary server to ensure continuous monitoring when a component failure occurs. SolarWinds High Availability (HA) provides failover HA for your environment maintained through the Orion web console. Easily create an HA pool, update your secondary server, and activate HA in your current Orion environment.
Easily add, activate, and manage Orion product licenses through the web-based License Manager. Accessing the License Manager on your main polling engine, you can monitor and update full product and evaluation licenses for your main poller, additional pollers, additional web servers, stackable pollers, and high availability pools all through one page. The License Manager also provides automatic online and offline modes for managing licenses. Add and manage evaluations with ease, including HA.
For information about installing NetFlow Traffic Analyzer see the SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Administrator Guide.
If you are upgrading from a previous version of NTA, be aware of the following considerations:
Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:
NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.2.1 fixes the following issues.
|Issues with processing NetFlow v9 from Fortigate devices.|
|1017475||After upgrade to NPM 12.0 and NTA 4.2, the NTA Flow Storage database freezes.|
Orion Platform 2016.2 fixes the following issues.
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|The Worldwide Map resource displays without the Mapquest notifications.|
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Alert actions trigger when you choose to alert only when multiple objects meet the trigger conditions at the same time.
|1003653, 1011487, 1005787||You can open the Orion Web Console shortcut as a non-administrator.|
|1012549, 1040462, 1042804||You can edit multiple nodes' properties without impacting the saved SNMP v3 credentials.|
The Top CPU by Percent resource shows data for Cisco ASR 9010 devices.
|1005743||Custom SQL filters are not case sensitive.|
|1003655, 1000374|| |
The Configuration Wizard installs all services and the Orion Web Console loads after an upgrade.
Menu bars are not sent when emailing a report as HTML.
|990493, 1039347||Duplicate and edit alerts with reset actions.|
You can view graphs in scheduled reports after you configure the Orion Web Console for SSL.
|1029471, 1037482||Restrict access to areas of the menu bar and views.|
You can select Default for Object type in Network Atlas.
Filter the "Top XX Volumes by Disk Space Used" resource by caption.
|873578, 861900|| |
Improved how charts and graphs are displayed in the PDF output of reports.
|1016211, 1004847, 1009082, 993024, 100588, 1012554||Improved upgrading with saved SNMP v3 credentials.|
|1003240||Top navigation menu in NOC views does not overlap with the view content.|
|992570, 1038932, 1025297||When integrating SolarWinds products with ServiceNow, alerts generate correctly without object reference errors.|
|1045304, 1015785||The Orion Web Console does not hang when managing alerts or alert maintenance.|
|989718, 1000003, 1003398, 1008094, 1015258, 1038560, 994777, 1004330, 843652|| |
Send multiple reports at the same time and send reports that were copied and modified from another report without errors.
|1028086, 1005787, 1003653, 1011487, 1016920||You can install and open the Orion Web Console from the shortcut without the following error: "The credentials supplied to the package were not recognized."|
|1020916||Web pages sent through the Email A Web Page alert action are sent as a PDF to preserve the same styling and appearance as in your browser.|
|1012349||Use the "Time of Day" and "Hour of Day" options to restrict the report to business hours.|
|1015855||Improved the UI around the Time of Day portion of alert actions.|
Issue: NTA recommends installing the NTA Flow Storage Database and NTA on different servers. Gaps can occur in flow data when NTA and the NTA Flow Storage Database are installed on the same server, which can result from insufficient resources available on the server.
Work-around: To resolve this conflict, move your NTA Flow Storage Database to a separate server. For more information, see the Migration Guide.
Issue: Agent deployment may not succeed if Linux host does not have a /tmp directory.
Work-around: Rerun the agent deployment to properly complete the deployment.
Issue: Accounts that are added as part of a Windows group account do not respect menu or view restrictions.
Work-around: Individually add accounts.
SolarWinds NTA no longer supports the following software. See Currently supported software versions for more information.
The Advanced Alert Manager and Basic Alert Manager applications are deprecated features and will be removed in an upcoming release. The web-based Alert Manager replaces this functionality.
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