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NPM 10.4.1 Release Notes

Created by Magdalena.Markova, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Mar 29, 2017

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Updated 8/21/2013

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Congratulations on your purchase of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). SolarWinds NPM provides a comprehensive fault and performance monitoring platform that allows you to collect and view availability and both realtime and historical statistics directly from your web browser. While monitoring, collecting, and analyzing data from routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and any other SNMP- or WMI-enabled devices, SolarWinds NPM successfully offers a simple-to-use, scalable network monitoring solution for IT professionals managing any size network.

If you have applied Service Packs or Hotfixes to your product, they were delivered with readme.txt files. These files contain fixes that supercede the information found in the Release Notes.

These release notes provide additional guidance for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) 10.4.1.

New SolarWinds NPM Features and Improvements

This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Charts updated in SolarWinds NPM version 10.4 are now available with custom property annotations, including SLA lines.
  • Monitoring includes hardware health alerts and reports.

New Orion Core Features and Improvements

This version of Orion Core includes the following new features and improvements:

  • The Custom Property Editor is now accessible directly from the Node Management view.
  • Volume performance data is now available on nodes polled with WMI.

Fixed SolarWinds NPM Issues

This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:

Issue Case Number
An issue resulting in excessive empty space on Wireless views in the web console has been corrected.  
The Hardware Health and Interfaces package has been updated to address an issue occurring during initial database configuration. 405554, 408757, 408809
An incorrect y-axis label (Bytes per Second) on Min/Max/Avg bps In/Out charts for interfaces has been corrected to "Bits per second". 407762
Charts for Universal Device Pollers listed in a Universal Device Poller Status resource now display correctly. 407766, 412659
Incorrect hardware health data received from selected Cisco bias current sensors is now ignored. 408508, 419874
Hardware health polling has been updated to handle discrepant data provided by selected Cisco devices. 410174, 410928, 410946
An issue resulting in charts displaying old Universal Device Poller data has been corrected. 412550

Fixed Orion Core Issues

This version of Orion Core includes the following fixes:

Issue Case Number
An update to the Restricted Values feature of the Custom Property Editor presents available property values in a drop-down list. 282700, 336452
Machine type data for EMC Clariion CX4 and CX5 devices has been updated. 380058
View limitations now apply both to group definitions and to all nodes defined within all limited groups. 213455, 288423, 290765, 378009
It is now possible to sort alerts listed on the Alerts view on any column. 319463, 394260
Alcatel-Lucent SAR 7705 devices are now recognized (OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.6527.6.1.1.2.1). 325327
A condition resulting in the selection of all child interfaces on a node added for monitoring when only a selection of available interfaces is desired for monitoring has been corrected. 365994
Corrupt performance data received from VMware vCenter servers is now handled more gracefully. 360302
Selected Kohler Power Systems devices are now recognized (OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.22978). 373647
Selected Colubris devices are now recognized (OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.8744.1.47). 377371
Web console performance related to loading the Availability Statistics resource has been improved. 380091
Cisco 1921 Integrated Services Routers are now recognized (OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1191). 381765
Group limitations are now respected as expected on Virtualization views.
Machine type data for the following devices has been updated:
 
  • American Power Conversion Corp. SmartUPS2
  • D-Link Systems: DES-3010, DES-3526, DES-3828, DGS-3200, DGS-3612, DGS-3627
  • SMC: SMC8612, SMC8624, SMC8648, SMC88XX
  • RND: DES-3010
377076
Cisco 3560 switches are now recognized (OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1465). 384603
A bug preventing desired ordering of groups on the Group Management view of the web console has been corrected. 385772
Machine type information for selected Cisco devices running Cisco Wide Area Application Services has been updated. 385871
Both the Unmanage From time and the Unmanage Until time are now stored in UTC, addressing an issue encountered when configuring the window during which a device is unmanaged. 392067
Open and close angle brackets (< and >) in polled data are now handled correctly. 397444
The source of traps received from certain Cisco UCS servers is no longer decoded as Dell. 403699
A condition preventing the full download of dynamic content to the Custom HTML resource has been corrected. 407466
Resources that include devices with names or captions that include angle brackets (<,>) now load as expected. 409948
Syslog messages received from Juniper SSG-550 Firewall devices are now processed correctly. 410218
SQL passwords using special characters (!@#$%^&*()_+-=) are now stored and provided correctly. 411277
A memory leak related to loading the web console in Internet Explorer has been fixed. 411343
A condition preventing the storage of large amounts of data polled from VMware vCenter devices has been corrected. 413896

Known SolarWinds NPM Issues

This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following known issues:

Area Description
Active Directory The Email a Web Page alert action does not function as designed for users who are logged in to the web console using an Active Directory account or group. This is a known issue that may be addressed in a future release.
Alerts If you are using an Active Directory account for authentication into the web console, you may experience a session timeout when attempting to execute an Email a web page alert action.
To resolve this issue, wait for the session timeout to expire (this may take upwards of 20 minutes), and then restart the Alerting Engine service.
Charts On upgrade to the new format, old format charts with the setting Time period for Chart set to Last 2 Hours may have the configured time period changed.
To resolve this issue, reconfigure the Time period for Chart setting to Last 2 Hours for all affected charts.
ESX Monitoring When adding or updating an ESX server as a monitored node, you may need to refresh the view before successfully changing the provided IP address.
FIPS SolarWinds installations on Windows server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 require a Microsoft hotfix to realize the FIPS-compatibility features of SolarWinds products. For more information about this required Microsoft hotfix, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981119.
Network Atlas Under certain specific conditions, Network Atlas may fail to complete file synchronization with the SolarWinds database. This failure has been linked to Network Atlas users who have insufficient permissions to access the Network Atlas synchronization folder. Confirm that the user logged in to Network Atlas is able to access the Network Atlas synchronization folder.
Nodes Non-Cisco nodes may not display operating system versions in Node Details resources.
SolarWinds Toolset Integration The SolarWinds Toolset Integration for the Orion Web Console is unable to install automatically on Windows Server 2008 R2 due to an Internet Explorer version 8 (IE8) security feature. As a result, whenever the web console opens a view containing resources that can use the Toolset integration, a warning dialog displays. If you want to install the Toolset integration, click More Options, and then click Always Install. If you do not want to install the Toolset integration, click More Options, and then click Never Install.

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