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Storage Resource Monitor 6.7 Release Notes

 

Created by Nigel, last modified by Nigel on Nov 07, 2018

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Last updated: September 18, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in this release of SolarWinds Orion Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds to known issues.

New features and improvements

Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements SRM offers in this release, and compare this release with previous releases of SRM

Support for new arrays

This release of SRM adds supports for the additional array types:

  • Huawei OceanStor Dorado
  • Huawei OceanStor V3/V5 (External Provider)
  • Huawei OceanStor V3/V5 (Onboard Provider)

The full  list of arrays supported by SRM 6.7 can be found here

Additional hardware health monitoring

This release of SRM adds supports for the hardware health monitoring for the following arrays:

The full list of arrays that support hardware health monitoring can be found in the SRM Administrator Guide here.

End-To-End mapping supported for GPT drives

SRM 6.7 now extends automatic end-to-end mapping (between nodes and storage arrays) to GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks in addition to Master Boot Record (MBR) disks.

For GPT drive information to appear in AppStack, proper poller should poll information for node (default 30 minutes) and also topology job for proper storage array (default 6 hours) has to run. After both of these jobs have run, mapping between node and storage array is created, and all information will be displayed in AppStack for both node and storage array.

New customer installation

To install SRM, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer, see the new multi-product installer guide, and refer to the SRM Getting Started Guide to learn about configuring and customizing SRM.

SolarWinds Orion Installer

Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install and upgrade one or more Orion Platform products simultaneously in your environment. When installing new products into an existing Orion environment, the Orion Installer verifies compatibility between the product versions and notifies you if additional steps are needed. The Orion Installer also supports upgrades from older versions of the software with a generated upgrade path, merging the capabilities of the Product Upgrade Advisor into the installer.

  • .NET 4.6 is required to use the new installer and will be downloaded when you run the installer. Do not stop the installation after installing .NET 4.6 due to compatibility issues with older versions of SolarWinds software. A reboot may be required after installing .NET.
  • To eliminate compatibility issues, all required Orion Platform products are upgraded when you complete the Orion Installer. 

The installer:

  • Installs or upgrades all products from a single screen. You do not need to download files for each product.
  • Provides an easy-to-follow install path when required. If you upgrade from an older product version, the installer provides upgrade paths custom-made for your current environment so you can complete complex upgrades and installations with ease.
  • Runs preflight checks to ensure your environment specifications match the system requirements for selected product installs. If changes are needed, the installer provides guidance for required versions.
  • Automatically starts the Configuration Wizard as needed after product installs to complete database and configuration tasks.

» Read more about the Orion Installer

Before you upgrade! 

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • SRM 6.7 requires Orion Platform 2018.2 or newer
  • SRM no longer supports any version of Windows OS 2008 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008. For more information, see End of support notices. 

  • When upgrading, if you added a site binding to a host name before you upgrade, you must bind the Orion Web Console to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). See this article.

  • When upgrading with custom menus, you cannot see the Performance Dashboard link in the menu. For details, see this article.

  • Since SRM 6.4, the Alert Manager application has been deprecated and removed. Please use the web-based Alert Manager through the Orion Web Console to create and manage alerts. For more information, see End of support notices.

  • When upgrading an Additional Poller, you may receive this error: "The license we have for Orion Scalability Engine is outdated". See this article for details to resolve.

  • If you have written your own code, such as changing SolarWinds .css files or adding .js files, it may be overwritten with the upgrade. You can learn more about custom code in this article.
  • If you have edited resource properties, the All Groups resource may be empty after upgrading.
  • When upgrading, using the group by feature for custom properties may return no results, and the data loading may hang or not complete. All regular functionality is unaffected by the issue. 

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources for planning and implementation:

Fixed issues

SRM 6.7 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

00159622

SRM - V7000 array discovery failed because spare chassis did not providemodel information in SMI-S

00119680

 

SRM 6.6 - Netapp CDOT no model information

00117488


Average throughput show incorrect unit when clocking on zoom of 1h, 12h or 2h

00095645

SRM License Issue, Arrays not reporting. Diagnostices File in Leapfile.

00098639


SRM is displaying alerts for ALL network devices

00089150


Unable to discover Isilon Array.

00083647


No longer polling Isilon with OneFS 8.0.1.2

00053311

AppStack incomplete dependent on view.

N/A

STM-SRM Integration not working.

N/A

Error when trying to add Pure Storage array from within SRM Orion

N/A


Pull model for cluster mode NetApps

N/A

Limitations for WPM / SRM Not obeying Single Group Limitation

Known issues

 

End of life 

See End of Life Policy for information about end of life and end of engineering for SolarWinds products.

Version EoL Announcements EoE Effective Dates EoL Effective Dates
       
6.2 September 13, 2017:
End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on Storage Resource Monitor version 6.2.x should begin transitioning to Storage Resource Monitor version 6.5 or higher.
December 13, 2017:
End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service Releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for Storage Resource Monitor version 6.2.x or older will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.
December 13. 2018:
End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for Storage Resource Monitor version 6.2.x or older.

As of this version, all versions of Failover Engine (FOE) have entered the End of Life life cycle. For more information about the End of Life cycle, see this article.

End of support

For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.

Type Details
Microsoft SQL Server

SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 are no longer supported as your database server as of this release.

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade directly to SQL 2016 at your earliest convenience.

Microsoft Windows Server

You cannot install SolarWinds Orion products on Windows Server 2008 R2 as of this release.

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience.

Export to PDF feature

The Export to PDF button is no longer available.

SolarWinds recommends that you use the Save as PDF functionality built into your browser.

Version history 

SRM 6.6

SRM 6.5

SRM 6.4

SRM 6.3

 

 

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