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NPM 10.6.1 Release Notes

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

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Updated 05/14/2013


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) 10.6.1.

New SolarWinds NPM Features and Improvements

This service release provides no new SolarWinds NPM features.

New Orion Core Features and Improvements

This service release provides no new SolarWinds Orion Core features.

Fixed SolarWinds NPM Issues

This version of SolarWinds NPM includes the following fixes:

Issue Case Number
An issue resulting in Cisco wireless access points reporting with "unknown" status has been fixed. N/A
Pollers for multicast devices no longer crash during type conversion. N/A
HTML sanitization of polled interface data has been refined to prevent the removal of desired interface data. N/A

Fixed Orion Core Issues

This version of Orion Core includes the following fixes:

Issue Case Number
Multiple potential security vulnerabilities have been corrected. N/A
A security vulnerability, specifically, a potential ActiveX-related buffer overflow on file Pepco32c.ocx, has been corrected. N/A
An issue resulting in suboptimal web console performance for installations that include SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer has been fixed. N/A
The List Resources web console resource on the Node Details view now correctly shows all monitored interfaces. N/A
Enhancements introduced in this release have improved data processing performance. N/A
Traps configured to be sent using SNMPv1 as alert or Syslog actions are no longer sent using SNMPv2c. N/A
The query used to collect data for the Active Alerts web console resource has been optimized for improved performance. N/A
The SNMP Trap Viewer now properly handles "TAB" symbols; as a result, base 64 traps are now presented correctly. N/A
A memory leak related to the use of SNMPv3 for polling has been fixed. N/A
Issues preventing Active Directory user log-ins have been corrected. N/A
Scheduled .pdf reports are now created as expected for Active Directory users after Windows updates KB2840628v2 and KB2858302v2 have been applied. N/A
Events related to NetFlow Traffic Analyzer are now listed correctly in the Orion Web Console Message Center. N/A

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.
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.
  • 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.

  • Charts that are included in new web console reports are not currently available for export to .XLS. This capability is expected in a future release.
Custom Properties Custom property export to .XLS fails when a Definition column is included. For more information, see this article.
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
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.
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 this article.
This condition may be fixed in a future release.
Nodes Non-Cisco nodes may not display operating system versions in Node Details resources.
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 PollingEngineID. Direct grouping by polling engine is expected to be available in a future release.
Reports · Sorting by title is not currently available for Interface Availability reports.
· SolarWinds Orion EOC reports must not have the same name as existing NPM reports.
· Report logos do not display correctly when the report is created in a web console running on Internet Explorer 7.
· Charts that are included in new web console reports are not currently available for export to .XLS. This capability is expected in a future release.
· When using SWQL to build a custom report, ORDER BY conditions are not respected. Data may be sorted from the Edit Table view for the affected report.
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.


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