DPA 2020.2.747 Release Notes
Release date: January 19, 2021
These release notes describe the new features in Database Performance Analyzer 2020.2.747. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Database Performance Analyzer, see Previous Version documentation.
New features and improvements in DPA
DPA 2020.2.747 offers the following improvement.
New code-signing certificate
DPA is signed with a new digital code-signing certificate.
For more information on the additional steps SolarWinds is taking to improve our security posture and policies please reference this blog by SolarWinds President and CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna.
New customer installation
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:
- Use the DPA Installation and Upgrade Guide to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
- When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
|DPA cannot monitor a PostgreSQL database instance with multiple connection properties|
Issue: If you enter multiple connection properties in the JDBC URL field (either in the Registration Wizard or the Update DB Instance Connection Wizard) for a PostgreSQL database instance, DPA cannot monitor the instance. DPA repeatedly attempts to start monitoring the instance, but monitoring fails to start.
Resolution/Work-around: Change the property separator in the
|DPA running on ESX servers with a compatibility setting of ESX 3.4 or 4|
Issue: If you attempt to run DPA on ESX servers as a virtual machine with a compatibility setting of ESX 3.4 or 4, DPA might not start. For additional information see this KB article.
Resolution/Work-around: Do one of the following:
|Creating the monitoring user when registering a MySQL 8.0 database instance|
Issue: For MySQL 8.0, the default authentication plug-in has changed from
|Adding a distributed AG to a server prevents DPA from monitoring non-distributed AGs on the server|
Issue: If DPA is monitoring non-distributed SQL Server Availability Groups (AGs) on a server and you add a distributed AG to the server, DPA stops monitoring the non-distributed AGs.
|Resolution/Work-around: Do not add a distributed AG to the server.|
|Validation of the LDAP/AD server host name fails because it doesn't match the subject of the certificate|
Issue: Java validates that the host name of the LDAP server matches the LDAP certificate by checking the subjectAlternativeName's dNSName fields of the certificate. If the validation fails, you will see the following error when you are configuring DPA to use AD/LDAP:
|Resolution/Work-around: Follow the instructions in this article to resolve the issue.|
|Real Time Sessions page|
Issue: When you are monitoring an Azure SQL Managed Instance (ASMI) that is registered via the public endpoint, some of the connections are closed after three minutes. If you turn the DPA monitor off, open the Real Time Sessions page, and then refresh the page after three to four minutes, the Real Time Sessions page displays the following SQL Server exception:
Resolution/Work-around: If you experience this issue, complete the following steps to configure DPA to recreate connections every three minutes:
|Microsoft reports incorrect metric values for SQL Server on Linux|
Issue: When you monitor a SQL Server 2017 database instance that runs on a Linux server:
When you monitor a SQL Server 2019 database instance that runs on a Linux server:
Microsoft reports these values.
|Resolution/Work-around: Disregard the values that are incorrect on your version of SQL Server. Upgrade to SQL Server 2019 to resolve the issue for the Instance CPU Utilization and O/S Memory Utilization resources.|
|Monitoring a database instance in the Oracle Public Cloud|
|Issue: When DPA is monitoring a database instance in the Oracle Public Cloud, it sometimes reports incorrect values.|
|Resolution/Work-around: DPA does not support monitoring database instances deployed in the Oracle Public Cloud. Use DPA to monitor supported database instance types.|
This version of Database Performance Analyzer deprecates the following platforms and features.
Deprecated platforms and features are still supported in the current release. However, they will be unsupported in a future release. Plan on upgrading deprecated platforms, and avoid using deprecated features.
|Repository database||Support for using Oracle 11.2 as the DPA repository database is deprecated. Oracle 11.2 is still supported as a repository database in the DPA 2020.2.747 release, but support will be removed in an upcoming release.|
Support for accessing DPA through a Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 11 browser or the legacy version of Microsoft Edge is deprecated. These browsers are still supported in the DPA 2020.2.747 release, but support will be removed in an upcoming release.
Upcoming releases will continue to support Chromium-based versions of Microsoft Edge.
End of life
|Version||EoL Announcement||EoE Effective Date||EoL Effective Date|
June 4, 2020 End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on DPA version 12.0 or earlier should begin transitioning to the latest version of DPA.
|September 2, 2020 End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for DPA version 12.0 or earlier will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.||September 2, 2021 End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for DPA version 12.0 or earlier.|
June 4, 2020 End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on DPA version 11.1 or earlier should begin transitioning to the latest version of DPA.
|September 2, 2020 End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for DPA version 11.1 or earlier will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.||September 2, 2021 End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for DPA version 11.1 or earlier.|
|DPA 11.0||November 5, 2019 End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on DPA version 11.0 or earlier should begin transitioning to the latest version of DPA.||March 7, 2020 End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for DPA version 11.0 or earlier will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.||March 7, 2021 End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for DPA version 11.0 or earlier.|
See the 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.
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