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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.
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.
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following new features and improvements:
Parseregular expression may now be used in functions manipulating Universal Device Poller results.
This version of Orion Core includes the following new features and improvements:
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:
|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 ||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 ||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|
This version of Orion Core includes the following fixes:
|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|
|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 ||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 ||323670|
|Additional web servers no longer reveal the physical path to ||326334|
|Network Atlas maps are now synchronized correctly when viewed on servers in different time zones.||323034|
|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 ||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 ||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 ||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|
|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 ||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|
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:
|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.|
|NPM 10.3||SolarWinds NPM 10.3||SolarWinds NPM 10.3.1|
|NPM 10.2||SolarWinds NPM 10.2||SolarWinds NPM 10.2.1||SolarWinds NPM 10.2.2|
|NPM 10.1||SolarWinds NPM 10.1||SolarWinds NPM 10.1.1||SolarWinds NPM 10.1.2||SolarWinds NPM 10.1.3|
|NPM 10||SolarWinds NPM 10|
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