Last updated: 3-14-2017
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in this release. They also provide information about upgrades and describe work-arounds for known issues.
Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements VMAN and VIM offer in this release.
For previous release information, see VMAN 7.0 Release Notes.
When VMAN identifies a way to optimize VM resources for active and potential issues, it makes a recommendation for one click optimization. Recommendations display in the Orion Web Console with a description for optimizing your network, and provides a series of steps you can apply immediately with a button click or schedule at a later time. This release includes the following enhancements:
Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring provides visibility into your AWS cloud infrastructure including EC2 cloud instances and attached EBS volumes. This feature completes the Orion tools you need to monitor and administer hybrid environments. With access to your cloud services account, SAM polls cloud service APIs for cloud metrics and status. This data aggregates and displays through the Orion Web Console to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot issues in your cloud environment.
Use the Performance Analysis (PerfStack™) dashboard to get both broad and in-depth visibility into your environment by correlating disparate historical data points across your infrastructure, including on-premise, cloud, and hybrid environments in easy to read charts. Click My Dashboards > Home > Performance Analysis to get started correlating and analyzing data collected by your SolarWinds Orion solution to troubleshoot issues, identify root causes of intermittent issues, and make data-driven decisions on infrastructure changes.
Alerts created through the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) or integrated Orion Platform trigger using Global Thresholds. To modify and manage these threshold defaults in the Orion Web Console, select Settings > All Settings and locate Thresholds & Polling. Select Virtualization Thresholds to modify virtual global thresholds. Select Orion Thresholds to modify global Orion thresholds.
The default for warnings is 80%, different than previous thresholds of 70%.
Seamlessly bind SSL certificates to the Orion Web Console and enable HTTPS connections using the Configuration Wizard. The Configuration Wizard scans the Orion server for valid SSL certificates that you can choose for the binding, or you can generate a self-signed certificate on the fly.
When installing the VMAN 7.1 appliance on VMware vSphere 6.5 using the VMAN .ova, you need to upgrade the vSphere hardware version to the latest version. See this vSphere article for version details. You may receive errors until the hardware version is updated.
VMAN 7.1 has the following hotfixes available through the Customer Portal:
If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations:
You can find the VIM 7.1 installer zipped with the full VMAN 7.1 download in the Customer Portal (not a separate download).
If there are entities of different types in one group (Clusters, Hosts, VMs), their hierarchy is taken into consideration. This means that, for example, hosts will be visible if they are not restricted by the parent cluster, and the same applies for VMs and their parent hosts. The visible subset of the environment depends on an intersection of limitations applied on different virtualization entity types.
Consider the new default behavior when you configure group limitations in Orion.
Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:
Each guide includes checklists and instructions to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
VMAN 7.1 fixes the following issues.
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Resolved issue with Configuration Wizard and properly deploying the Recommendations engine during VIM installation or upgrade.
Resolve issue with polling ESXi 6.5 and the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM).
Resolved issue with VMware nodes showing unknown status when polling with Orion agents.
Resoved issue to properly handle alert limitation categories with the All Active Virtualization Alerts resource.
Orion Platform 2017.1 fixes the following issues.
A CPU utilization issue on multi-core nodes running Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 when using WMI or the agent polling method.
1083016, 1101815, 1100735,
1085402, 1072560, 1098762, 1105707
Event resources cannot load for accounts with an alert limitation.
|1031328, 1084354, 1076612, 1052668, 1061657, 1064635, 1106428, 1029471, 1037482, 1081073, 1090684, 1081073|| |
Windows group accounts can still view hidden menu items.
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Custom time periods return incorrect results
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The Manage Alerts page either constantly refreshes or becomes unresponsive.
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Active Alerts page displays the wrong name if you edited the node while an alert was active against the node.
|1042185, 1067502, 1068600, 1091904, 1063084, 1069179, 1040947, 1033595, 1080742, 1086148, 1095806, 1061524|| |
Performance degrades when there are a significant number of dependencies and may not show in the list of managed dependencies.
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Cannot remove nodes from the WorldMap resource.
Excessive database queries to sw_GetSettingsCurrentValue.
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Syslog messages are displayed for the incorrect node when the node has multiple IP addresses or if there are duplicated IP addresses assigned to different polling engines.
Agent polling stops for applications due to a memory leak.
SNMP traps cannot be forwarded due to incorrect MIB file.
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Automatic dependencies are not created if the root node is included in a cluster.
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Network discoveries time out due to the JobEngineWorker2 process crashing.
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Alerts do not display in the Manage Alerts page.
Cannot change Volume Properties when the warning threshold is greater than the critical threshold in the Polling Setting page.
The Upgrade Buddy tool sends false alerts during upgrades.
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Nodes using SNMPv3 credentials are duplicated during an upgrade.
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The Custom Property Editor modifies all objects instead of the selected objects.
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The Orion Web Console is slow or alerts do not display due to the SolarWinds Information Service process using up to 4 GB before timing out.
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Dependencies are missing from the Orion Web Console after an upgrade.
Expanding groups in the All Groups resource takes approximately 10 seconds to expand each group.
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The Web-based SSH client does not accept user names with special characters in some browsers.
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Trigger conditions are missing and you cannot edit some alerts after an upgrade.
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Network Atlas and the Orion Web Console are slow to load or stop working due to the SolarWinds Information Service using excessive amounts of memory.
The Orion-Detailed-Alert trap template contains deprecated variables.
The DiscoveredItems variable does not resolve.
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The Log Alert to File action does not appear to work due to an encoding change after an upgrade.
The Last XX Syslog Messages resources cannot be filtered by a custom property.
The alert history table includes entries outside of the retention period.
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Port 5672 accepts unencrypted AMQP connections.
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Receive "Error querying ServiceNow Instance Instance can be offline or not properly configured" when creating a ServiceNow alert action.
Network Atlas does not load.
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ServiceNow fields display the wrong language.
ServiceNow integration does not support integer columns.
The Managed Nodes resource does not load when the vend contains a single quote.
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When you duplicate a scheduled report, the report email is sent for each duplicated report.
Custom node thresholds does not affect how the threshold displays in tooltips.
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Topology calculations do not complete and may not display topologies in Network Atlas.
Custom Charts do not retain changes to the title or subtitle.
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Receive a website error when viewing the Transaction Details page and Step Details page when there are alert resources included.
Users with node limitations cannot add SNMPv3 nodes.
The All Groups resource collapses expanded groups.
Syslog message resources do not apply filters.
The All Nodes Tree resource does not load if there are NULL values in the node data.
The Scheduled Discovery Results cannot be viewed after the first 1000 results and cannot be grouped by date found.
Cannot authenticate SMTP credentials when special characters are included in the password.
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Cannot list resources on a device when TLS 1.2 is enforced and the Orion Web Console may be blank.
Agents do not automatically restart and return a "Job failed to execute" error on applications polled with agents.
Linux-based computers with multiple volumes mounted to the same mount-point do not resolve correctly.
Configured agents cloned from a Gold Master Image do not register with the Orion server.
When a service is listed in the registry or whitelisted, but not present on a computer that is highly available, the computer fails over to the backup computer and may constantly failover or not start.
901072, 1074013, 1028900, 1007379, 1029938, 1043849, 1051019, 1063406, 1078861, 1103781,
1107207, 1107944, 1134456, 1054772, 1123866, 1007379, 1070626, 1074013, 1081866, 1079150, 1116768, 1125380, 1086292, 1094598, 1100915, 1024863, 1063406, 1007379, 1043849, 1078861, 1109430
The SolarWinds Job Engine crashes with high resource utilization errors.
Issue: The VMAN 7.1 appliance cannot start when deployed on VMware vSphere 6.5 due to the virtual hardware version of the appliance.
Work-around: After deploying the VMAN 7.1 appliance on a VMware vSphere 6.5, update the VM compatibility for the server:
The VMAN appliance should properly start up on the VM. For more information, see VMAN does not startup on vSphere 6.5 due to unsupported guest OS.
Issue: Cannot install Additional Polling Engines (APE) or Additional Websites (AWS) when the main polling engine uses TLS 1.2.
Work-around: Revert the main polling engine to an earlier version of TLS to install the APE or AWS. Once the APE or AWS is fully installed, you can re-disable SSLv3, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1 on your main polling engine.
VMAN 7.1 appliance no longer supports WMI polling for guest information.
For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.
This version deprecates the following hardware, software, and features.
Deprecation indicates that the feature should be avoided. Deprecated features remain in the software, but will be removed in a future release. Customizations applied to a deprecated feature may not be migrated if a new feature replaces the deprecated one.
|Microsoft SQL Server|| |
Support for SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.
You can install on SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 for this release. Future releases will no longer support using SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 as your database server.
SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade directly to SQL 2016 at your earliest convenience.
|Microsoft Windows Server|| |
Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.
You can install on Windows Server 2008 R2 for this release. Future releases will no longer support installing on Windows Server 2008 R2, though you can continue to monitor computers running Windows Server 2008 R2.
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 on dashboards is deprecated as of this release and will be removed in a future release. SolarWinds recommends that you use the Save as PDF functionality built into your browser.|
|Alert Manager||The deprecated Alert Manager application has been removed from the Orion Platform. Use the web-based Alert Manager through the Orion Web Console to create and manage alerts.|
|All Active Alerts resource||The current All Active Alerts resources is deprecated as of this release. The resource will be replaced with a new, enhanced version in a future release.|
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