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Storage Resource Monitor 6.7.1 Release Notes

 

Created by Nigel, last modified by Nigel on Jan 08, 2019

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Last updated: December 4, 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

SRM 6.7.1

Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.7.1 is a service release.

SRM  6.7.1 requires Orion Platform 2018.4.

SRM 6.7 

Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.7 includes the following features:

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 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.

Orion Platform 2018.4 new features and improvements  

Centralized Upgrades

  • Automatically upgrade additional polling engines, additional web servers, and High Availability servers directly from the Orion Web Console. Upgrades run in parallel, dramatically reducing the time required to upgrade large deployments.

» Learn more

  Authenticate users with the SAML protocol

  • Users can log in to the Orion Web Console using Okta or Active Directory Federation Service credentials.

» Learn more

Performance Analysis upgrades

  • PerfStack can transform line data to show different values instead of raw data.

Orion Deployment Health updates

  • Orion Diagnostics on the Web: Collect diagnostics from your polling engines directly from the Orion Web Console.

  • Access your deployment health directly from Settings.

Other improvements

  • Legacy charts and classic charts are being replaced by new generation modern charts.
  • Open a Performance Analysis dashboard for a mapped entity directly from Orion Maps.

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 SAM.

 

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 2018.4 or newer
  • SRM requires Windows SQL Server 2014 or newer and Windows Server 2016 or newer.

  • 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.

  • 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 6.7.1 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

00172587

Thresholds for array and pool level objects can now be set using the dynamic baseline threshold feature. 

00175116

EMC Isilon arrays no longer returns HTTP500 errors when collecting performance. 

n/a

EMC Unity now shows performance statistics.

00184806

Netapp polling stopped post upgrading to SRM 6.7, 
NetApp 6.7 HWH fails converting sensor value to double

 

SRM 6.7 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

00159622

V7000 array discovery works correctly.

00119680

 

Netapp shows model information shown for NetApp array

00117488


Average throughput widget shows correct units for zoom of 1, 2 or 12 hours

00095645

EMC Isilon array now reachable.

00098639

"All Active Alerts on Storage Objects" widget available.

00089150


Unable to discover Isilon Array.

00083647


Polling Isilon with OneFS 8.0.1.2 correctly.

00053311

AppStack idisplays correctly in all views.

N/A

STM-SRM Integration working.

N/A

Pure Storage array added from within SRM Orion as expected.

N/A

Limitations for WPM / SRM now obeys Single Group Limitation

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.

See End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EOL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.

End of support

Orion Platform 2018.4 no longer supports the following platforms and features.

Type Details
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.
SQL Server 2012 This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.
All Active Alerts widget The legacy widget has been replaced by the updated version.

Version history 

SRM 6.7

SRM 6.6

SRM 6.5

SRM 6.4

SRM 6.3

 

 

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