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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.
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) 10.7
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following features:
This version of the Orion Platform includes the following features:
|Discovery Database Updates|
|The following devices are now recognized natively:|
|APC Web/SNMP Management Card||Cisco 881G Integrated Services Router||Cisco 892||Cisco 892F-K9||Cisco 892FSP||Cisco 4948F 10G|
|Cisco ASA 5512-X||Cisco ASR 901||Cisco ASR 901 TenGig DC||Cisco ASR 9001||Cisco Catalyst 3560X||Cisco Flex 7510 Wireless LAN Controller|
|Cisco ME-3800X-24FS-M||Cisco Nexus 7000 4-Slot Switch||Cisco SF300-08 8-Port 10/100 Managed Switch||Cisco SM-SRE-900-K9||Cisco SRE 700 WC||Cisco UC560FXO|
|Cisco UCS 6140XP 40-Port Fabric Interconnect||Emerson Liebert RDU-S||Force10 MXL Switch||HP J9137A Switch 2520-8-PoE||HP J9138A Switch 2520-24-PoE||HP J9775A 2530-48G Switch|
|HP J9781A 2530-48 Switch||Motorola AP6532 Access Point||Nimble CS210|
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:
|Improvements to custom charts in the web console correct an issue where polled data was not formatted correctly when exporting views to .xls.||527687|
|An issue preventing the display of data in custom charts for Universal Device Pollers ("Custom Chart - Not available for selection") has been fixed.||453532|
|The routing tables for Nexus 3064 and Nexus 5548 are now correctly polled.||533967|
|A fix for routing table resources that show either confusing data or otherwise nonexistent connections can be found in this SolarWinds knowledge base article.||465727|
|Data gaps in selected charts that were due to incorrect rounding of sampling intervals have been resolved.||521316|
|The Universal Device Poller (UnDP) parser has been updated to better handle both numbers using decimal points and numbers using comma separators.||527929|
|Objects with SSIDs that are longer than 1024 characters are now polled and handled correctly.||531718|
|An issue resulting in the apparent loss of significant amounts of interface traffic has been fixed.||550884|
|A condition of the Universal Device Poller custom table poller that prevented data from displayiing in the web console has been fixed.||556165|
|NPM now properly handles polling for the case when the rows in a table UnDP are not correctly ordered.||553229|
This version of the Orion Platfrom includes the following fixes:
|Alcatel SAS-M 7210 devices are now correctly recognized.||426118|
|Trap messages are no longer forwarded as SNMPv2 when user has selected to forward traps as SNMPv1.||425012, 428997|
|Web-based reports that contain custom charts may now be exported to HTML and sent by email, as designed.||426344|
|WMI and SNMP pollers are now capable of filtering out invalid MAC addresses to prevent node duplication errors in discovery.||442791|
|A number of potential cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, including one in the Search Nodes feature of the web console, have been addressed.||464256, 546218|
|IP addresses provided in SNMP trap alerts are now converted correctly.||468250|
|A memory leak in the SWJobEngineWorker2 process of the Hardware Health Collector plugin has been fixed.||483953|
|Scheduling multiple reports to generate simultaneously no longer results in intermittently lost data.||491065|
|64-bit traps are now received and displayed correctly in SNMP Trap Viewer.||463531|
|An issue with Group of groups account limitations that results in multiple listings of the same volume on Node Details views has been corrected.||505850|
|The source of discrepancies between data reported by Universal Device Pollers and data displayed in the web console has been fixed.||512301, 520440|
|Out of Memory errors related to the high memory requirements of topology calculations have been addressed by distributing selected topology calculations to additional polling engines for completion.||512683|
|A typographical error in the stored machine type for Isilon Systems devices has beed corrected.||514235|
|An error causing a deletion of the ||518466|
|Columns of HTML reports sent by email from Report Scheduler no longer display as excessively cropped or narrowed.||516952|
|A condition occurring when listing resources for a device that results in a listing of all interfaces on a monitored device when only a selection are actually monitored has been corrected.||518217|
|Custom Property Editor no longer limits Select All to 300 elements.||522769|
|Changes made to the Message Center view in the web console have improved performance.||518735|
|Node management performance has been improved by addressing selected database locking issues.||523912|
|Security vulnerabilities identified in the web console have been addressed.||522586|
|An error occurring when generating a "95th percentile traffic rate-Last X days/month" report with a "Group of nodes" limitation has been corrected.||527282|
|The number of displayed alerts on the Alerts web console view is no longer limited to 250 alerts.||527800|
|An error resulting in the misrepresentation of CPU Memory data, specifically with respect to defined error- and warning-level thresholds, has been corrected.||535600|
|Network Atlas maps now properly respect account limitations on maps viewed in the web console.||536848|
|An error related to using custom SQL/SWQL queries to create web-based reports has been fixed.||533821|
|When exporting custom properties, now, only those custom properties associated with selected devices are exported, and not all custom properties, as was the case previously.||539491|
|A change in the method used to save network maps addresses a issue with how a third-party component renders and resizes maps in the web console.||541741, 544323|
|The following security vulnerabilities were discovered by the Zero Day Initiative and addressed by SolarWinds: |
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following known issues:
|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.
|Auditing||The default Auditing Trails Retention setting value (365 days) may result in an excessively large auditing table and significant database performance issues. |
To resolve this issue, log in to the web console as an administrator, click Settings > Polling Settings, and then change the default Auditing Trails Retention value.
Note: You may also reduce the size of the auditing table in your database by opting to audit fewer event types.
To resolve this issue, reconfigure the Time period for Chart setting to Last 2 Hours for all affected charts.
|Custom Properties||Custom property export to .XLS fails when a |
|Discovery||Due to an issue with its SNMP agent, KYOCERA MITA Printing Systems ( |
|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||The Add New Group button is not available on the Manage Groups of the web console when it is viewed using Google Chrome browser with the AdBlock plugin.|
|Interface Indices||Interface indices are maintained in both the Interfaces table and the NPM_Routing table of the SolarWinds database. Because these tables are polled on different polling intervals, the same interface may have different indices in each table as interfaces are remapped on independent polling intervals.|
|IPv6||For installations of SolarWinds NPM on Windows Server 2008 R2, if Link Local IPv6 addressing is enabled, only IPv4 addresses may be obtained.|
|NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Integration||Settings for resources specific to NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) are not available for editing when NTA resources are included in new web console reports.|
|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.|
|Node Management||Due to the format used for dates in some non-English languages, Group by: operations may result in Internal server errors. |
To address this condition, change the default language for your database to English. For more information, see the SolarWinds Knowledge Base.
This condition may be fixed in a future release.
|Polling Engines||In environments using multiple polling engines, it is not currently possible to directly select an object's polling engine as a grouping criterion ("GroupBy") for custom resources and reports. It is, however, possible to use the Dynamic Query Builder in Advanced Mode to create conditions and filters based |
|Routing Data||OSPF/BGP neighbor status is not currently supported for monitored IPv6 nodes.|
|Security||Using a Password as a Key is not available for SHA1 authentication. As SHA1 authentication is the only FIPS-compatible method, the Password as a Key option is not available for FIPS-enabled environments.|
|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.|
|Virtualization||The Virtualization link on the Home menu bar displays for all users if a SolarWinds installation uses the default web console menu bar, even if account limitations intended to prevent access to the virtualization tab apply.|
|Web Console||With the next release of SolarWinds NPM, SolarWinds will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.|
|NPM 10.6.x||SolarWinds NPM 10.6||SolarWinds NPM 10.6.1|
|NPM 10.5||SolarWinds NPM 10.5|
|NPM 10.4.x||SolarWinds NPM 10.4||SolarWinds NPM 10.4.1||SolarWinds NPM 10.4.2|
|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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