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NPM 10.4 Release Notes

Created by Magdalena.Markova, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Updated 8/21/2013

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Congratulations on your purchase of SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor (Orion NPM). Orion 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, Orion NPM successfully offers a simple-to-use, scalable network monitoring solution for IT professionals managing any size network.

Notes Note: 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.

New SolarWinds NPM Features and Improvements

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

Hardware Health Monitoring

  • Available for Cisco, Dell, F5, HP, and Juniper devices.
  • Monitoring includes hardware health alerts and reports.

Interactive Charting

  • New interactive charting features have been extended to all charts available in NPM.
  • The Customize Chart view is now available for configuring new charts.

Universal Device Pollers

  • Multiple Universal Device Pollers may now be charted in the same chart resource.
  • Custom data retention periods and polling intervals
  • The Parse regular expression may now be used in functions manipulating Universal Device Poller results.

CPU utilization and memory polling support for F5 BIG-IP and HP wireless MSM760/765 devices.

 

New Orion Core Features and Improvements

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

Additional Polling Engines

  • Improved handling of interruptions in the connection between polling engines and the database.
  • Additional Polling Engines no longer need to be deployed in the same physical location as the primary polling engine.

Web Console User Auditing

  • User actions and events in the web console are now logged and available for alerting and reporting.
  • Actions are available for viewing both in the Message Center and in web console resources.

Node Discovery and Management

  • Devices with multiple IP addresses are no longer added in Network Discovery as duplicate nodes.
  • A new resource lists all known IP addresses for a selected node.

Custom Property Editor is now available in the Orion Web Console.

Web Console performance improvements include sub-views and asynchronous view refreshing.

Fixed SolarWinds NPM Issues

This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:

Issue Case Number
Multiple Universal Device Pollers may now be charted in the same chart resource. 216075, 241731, 243418, 244455, 287933, 291557, 297645, 366003
Node Name is now provided for wireless controllers listed in Wireless Summary View resources. 270923
HP MSM720 and MSM765 Integrated Wireless Controllers are now correctly identified and monitored as wireless devices. 336795, 352815, 366162, 374821
Universal Device Poller data retention and polling intervals are now customizable. 342917
The Parse regular expression may now be used in functions manipulating Universal Device Poller results. 343741, 347271
Both hostnames and IP addresses are now shown in events related to monitored wireless devices. 359387, 362951
Wireless views now correctly respect configured account and view limitations. 362071, 371192
The SWISv3 verb Orion.NPM.Interfaces.DiscoverInterfacesOnNode now has a configurable timeout to allow for the completion of List Resources queries. 362500
The Wireless Summary view now properly handles grouping on custom properties that have underscores (_) in their names. 380301, 380317
New interactive charting features have been extended to all charts available in NPM. 386032
Data for Meru wireless clients and controllers is now displayed correctly in wireless resources. 382688
Issues related unstable SQL connections that result in false add/remove interface events have been corrected. 394544
An issue that prevented the correct display of Universal Device Poller data in the web console has been fixed. 392891, 396380

Fixed Orion Core Issues

This version of Orion Core includes the following fixes:

Issue Case Number
Source IP addresses are now retained for forwarded trap alert actions. 204136, 339530, 344446, 371922
Groups and custom properties are now correctly respected when they are used to limit access to monitored objects outside a defined group. 213455, 308309
User actions and events in the web console are now logged and available for alerting and reporting. 231127, 346278, 346550
Enhancements requested for the Custom Property Editor have been incorporated into the new, web console-based Custom Property Editor. 244833, 245052, 282699, 358017
The option to enable automatic socket rebinding, changing UDP source ports, has been included to address issues resulting in interrupted SNMP polling. 266499, 357173
SNMP credentials validation is now optional when making edits to more than five nodes simultaneously. 271392
null values in Response Details tables are no longer replaced by -126000 when data is exported. 270775
Views using variables now function correctly for mobile users. 298900
CPU utilization is now reported correctly for H3C 7500 devices. 296294
CPU utilization and memory polling is now natively supported for F5 BIG-IP devices. 306313
SNMPv3 traps are now correctly received from devices that use the password as the key. 312120
Reports with IP addresses that are exported to Excel now correctly display IP addresses with periods (.). 289215
Memory utilization for AIX and HP Unix devices is now reporting correctly. 321333
Node Details resources and reports provide SysObjectIDs for listed nodes. 322265
Network Discovery has been updated to properly handle apparent node IP address duplications. 295367
An extra space inserted into the alert acknowledgment URL provided by the ${AcknowledgeURL} variable has been removed. 323670
Additional web servers no longer reveal the physical path to webroot when a non-existent page is requested. 326334
Network Atlas maps are now synchronized correctly when viewed on servers in different time zones. 323034
A javascript error resulting in an inability to assign or change groups that is related to the incorrect handling of domain usernames has been fixed 329737, 339332
A number of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected. 337711, 338452, 362478
Cisco 819, 886, 887 and 890AP devices are now correctly identified by SysObjectID. 340538, 347634, 370577
The new charting implementation correctly sorts CPU-related resources by CPU index. 333422
Network Discovery has been updated to correctly import devices discovered within two hops of a seed device. 343500
A permissions issue has been corrected, enabling Network Atlas icons to display correctly in the web console. 337965
Cisco 2500, 2960, 3560, 6100 devices are now correctly identified by SysObjectID. 339721
Database Maintenance performance issues have been addressed. 341466, 374902, 388228
An issue preventing the correct display of NCM integration data in the web console has been fixed. 349473
New charts display the time using the timezone of the local web server and not the timezone of the primary SolarWinds server. 344903
Inconsistencies between reports in the web console and reports exported to .pdf have been fixed. 349194, 359599
Memory utilization for Cisco 1811 devices is now reporting correctly. 347847
Foreground and background colors for custom reports now display consistently between resource previews and the web console. 351280
Multiple issues resulting in "Unexpected website errors" have been resolved. 336863, 392937, 393378, 396042, 396380, 399783, 400243
An issue causing timeouts when attempting to load large lists of groups while creating a dependency has been corrected. 352036
Trap details are no longer excessively truncated after performing an upgrade. 352361
An issue preventing the retention of email subjects when alerts with email actions are triggered has been fixed. 354422
An issue related to account and view limitations based on Node Name Pattern has been fixed. 356392
Context-sensitive local help now functions as originally intended. 355923
The condition causing error messages when certain custom properties are deleted has been corrected. 354579
Skyline TS1000, SFS1000, and DV1000 appliances are now correctly identified by SysObjectID. 359326
Network Discovery no longer incorrectly identifies provided subnet addresses as discovered devices. 357013
Syslog messages and traps now correctly display IP addresses when hostnames are not provided. 357013
Errors in the Network Topology calculation have been corrected. 352124
A condition causing basic alerts on down interfaces to trigger falsely when the alerting service restarts has been corrected. 354508
Captionhostname, and sysname values are now correctly updated on rediscovery. 375450
Web console performance issues related to DirectLink accounts have been addressed. 359545, 377570
Improvements to the Database Manager have improved performance. 371960
Web console performance issues related to loading group resources have been addressed. 359949
Cisco Identity Services Engines are now correctly identified by SysObjectID. 371734
CPU utilization is now reported correctly for F5 appliances. 377194
Changes to account limitations are now only saved if a user clicks Submit. 377961
Inconsistencies in the implementation of Time of Day settings for email alert actions have been corrected. 387553
It is now possible to configure the maximum application pool size, making additional SQL connections available. 387187
Scheduled unmanage tasks are no longer automatically deleted when nodes to unmanage are deleted from monitoring. 391417
A issue requiring two selection actions to select an SNMP community string has been fixed. 394768

Known SolarWinds NPM Issues

This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:

Area Description
Active Directory The Email a Web Page alert action does not function as designed for users who are logged in to the Orion 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.
Groups Group limitations are not respected as expected on Virtualization views. This issue is scheduled to be addressed in a future release.
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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