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Migrate charts to modern charts

Updated: December 6, 2018

This topic applies to all Orion Platform products.

As of Orion Platform 2018.4, legacy and classic/historical charts are being deprecated. If you are upgrading from a previous Orion Platform version and are using these charts, they will be retained in your Orion Web Console.

SolarWinds recommends that you switch from the deprecated charts to the modern charts to avoid data loss in a future Orion Platform version.

Migrate charts automatically

Use this option to migrate all legacy and historical/classic charts to modern charts simultaneously.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console using an account with Administrator privileges.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings > Web Console Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Migrate charts to modern style charts, and click Migrate.

All deprecated charts are automatically upgraded to modern charts.

To revert to deprecated charts, find the Migrate charts to modern style charts in Web Console Settings, and click Roll Back.

Migrate charts manually

If you only want to migrate single legacy or historical/classic charts and want to retain others as is, migrate the charts manually.

  1. Navigate to the view where you have the chart.

  2. Click the pencil icon, and then click Add widgets.

  3. In the widget palette, search for the chart name and filter the results by charts by clicking Charts below the Group by drop-down list.

    The chart names might differ slightly, for example instead of Average of Average CPU Load (historical chart), you will find Average CPU load (modern chart).


  4. Drag and drop the chart labeled as Modern to the view.

  5. Click the x button for the deprecated chart, and then click Remove.

  6. Click Done Adding Widgets, and then click Done Editing.

You have replaced the deprecated chart by its modern counterpart.

A brief history of Orion Platform charts

Name Example notes
Legacy charts classicchart_legacychart.png

Legacy charts are not interactive. You can only edit them by clicking the chart and going to the Custom Chart view.

These are only gif images rendered at the time of the page load. All chart controls are hidden behind the Edit button and are only accessible to the Orion Administrator.

In Orion Platform 2018.4, legacy charts are being deprecated. You cannot add these charts to the Orion Web Console views anymore.

Historical, or classic charts classicchart_historicaclassicchart.png

Interactive: You can zoom in/out easily, select relative time frames without having Orion Administrator rights.

You can easily identify them by the zoom panel with drag handles at the bottom of each chart.

Deprecated as of Orion Platform 2018.4.

Modern charts

Modern charts use client-side rendering and are thus faster to load than their predecessors. Rendering offloaded to the client improves the performance of the Orion Web Console, and allows for more users logged in concurrently.

They also handle responsive design much better than classic charts.

Purpose-built and designed based on customer feedback.

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