Network Automation Manager 2020.2 Release Notes

Release date: June 4, 2020

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Automation Manager 2020.2. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Network Automation Manager 2020.2, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in NAM

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NAM 2020.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of NAM.

NPM 2020.2

  • Monitor up to 1,000,000 elements per Orion Platform instance.
  • Device View improvements.
  • Option to download the latest MIB database from the Orion Web Console.
  • Support for monitoring Azure Network Gateways and Site-to-Site connections on your Microsoft Azure cloud accounts.

NTA 2020.2

  • IP address groups unification with IPAM.
  • From the new IP Address Groups Management page, you can import IPAM IP address groups and use them the same way as standard NTA IP address groups.
  • View and analyze flow data from your VMware infrastructure.

UDT 2020.2

  • Support for Cisco Viptela devices, a new Cisco technology for software-driven, cloud-first architecture for WAN.
  • Cisco Viptela devices can be added to UDT through the Add Node wizard or Network Sonar Discovery.

VNQM 2020.2

  • Support for Cisco Nexus devices, NX-OS-based, highly programmable, high-density switches.
  • Cisco Nexus devices can be added to VNQM through the Add Nodes to VoIP and Network Quality Manager wizard.

NCM 2020.2

  • Improvements to firmware upgrade operations and provides current EOS (End of Sale) and EOL (End of Life) data for Cisco devices.
  • The interface has been localized to German and Japanese.

IPAM 2020.2

  • Refreshed interfaces for the DHCP & DNS Management pages, including dynamic filtering and improved workflows to streamline key IP management tasks.

New features and improvements in Orion Platform

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The Orion Platform 2020.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of the Orion Platform.


New customer installation

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Network Automation Manager consists of the following components:

For information about installing NAM, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

Before you upgrade!

If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations.

  • Do you have older, legacy Orion product versions in your environment? The Orion Installer provides a full upgrade path for legacy products. For older products, follow the upgrade path in order, downloading and installing using the links.
  • 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.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from NAM 2017.3 or later, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade one or more Orion Platform products simultaneously.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the multiple products upgrade guide to plan and implement an upgrade to NAM 2017.3. Then use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to complete the upgrade.


Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2020.2

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See the Orion Platform 2020.2 Release Notes.


Legal notices

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