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 real-time 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) 11.0.1.
This service release of SolarWinds NPM includes the following:
This release of SolarWinds NPM includes the following features:
Quality of Experience Monitoring
Direct Upgrade from NPM 10.4 or Higher
For more information, see SolarWinds Orion Platform Compatibility.
Support for MS SQL Server 2014
|Discovery Database Updates|
|The following devices are now recognized natively:|
|Antaira LNP-1002GN PoE Switch||Cisco ASR 901 (UNIVERSALK9-M)||Cisco ASR 903|
This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:
|An issue with the interface baseline calculation step of database maintenance that has caused database maintenance to hang has been corrected.||587220|
This version of the Orion Platform includes the following fixes:
|Variables that assume the existence of monitored parent objects (e.g. ||573409|
|The machine type for Juniper Networks EX4550-32f ethernet switches is now correctly identified.||577825|
|Cisco Nexus 6000 and 6001 switches are no longer incorrectly identified as wireless controllers.||576900 585075|
|IBM Networking Operating System RackSwitch G8124-E switches no longer display as Juniper devices.||584216|
|The naming convention used for custom properties has been corrected. Custom properties previously of the form ||590593|
|An issue with the Trigger Threshold option for trap forwarding rules that has caused intermittent trap service failures has been fixed.||590895|
|A translation issue resulting in a failure to render Last XX Events web console resources in German-language browsers on German-language operating systems has been corrected.||622128|
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. For more information, see this article.|
|NTA 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.|
|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 |
|Quality of Experience|| |
|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.|
You may upgrade directly to this version of SolarWinds NPM from NPM version 10.4 or higher.
This version of SolarWinds NPM uses Orion Platform 2014.2.1, and it is compatible with the following versions of supported SolarWinds products:
|SolarWinds Product||Compatible Version(s)|
|Alert Central (AC)||1.0, 1.01, 1.1.x|
|Enterprise Operations Console (EOC)||1.4, 1.5, 1.6|
|Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)||1.0|
|Failover Engine (FoE)||6.4.1, 6.7|
|Firewall Security Manager (FSM)||6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6|
|IP Address Manager (IPAM)||4.0, 4.1|
|Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM)||1.10|
|Mobile Admin (MA)||8.0, 8.0.1, 8.1.0|
|Network Configuration Manager (NCM)||7.1.1, 7.2, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.3|
|Network Performance Monitor (NPM)||11.0.1|
|Network Traffic Analyzer (NTA)||3.11, 4.0.x, 4.1|
|Network Topology Mapper (NTM)||1.0, 1.0.1, 2.0|
|Patch Manager Integration Module (PaM - IM)||1.85, 2.0.x|
|Server & Application Manager (SAM)||6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1.x|
|Systems Center Operation Manager Management Pack (SCOM MP)||1.1.1, 2.0 (SCOM 2012), 2.1|
|Storage Manager Integration Module (STM - IM)||5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7|
|Engineer's Toolset (Toolset)||10.9, 11.0|
|User Device Tracker (UDT)||3.0, 3.0.x|
|Virtualization Manager (VMAN)||6.0, 6.0.1, 6.1|
|VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM)||4.0.1, 4.1, 4.2|
|Web Performance Monitor (WPM)||2.0.1|
|NPM 11.0.x||SolarWinds NPM 11.0|
|NPM 10.7||SolarWinds NPM 10.7|
|NPM 10.6.x||SolarWinds NPM 10.6||SolarWinds NPM 10.6.1|
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