Documentation forNetwork Performance Monitor

NPM 2019.4 Release Notes

Release Date: November 5, 2019

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Performance Monitor 2019.4. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Network Performance Monitor, see Previous Version documentation.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Tips and Tricks for upgrading to the latest version of NPM. Anyone upgrading to the newest version of NPM will benefit from this training.

For NPM environment requirements, see NPM 2019.4 System Requirements.

These release notes provide the following details:

 

For more details, see the NPM 2019.4 Administrator Guide.

New features and improvements in NPM

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NPM 2019.4 offers the following new features and improvements compared to previous releases of NPM.

NPM 2019.4 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2019.4.

Device View

  • Visually display your network switches on Cisco 2960 and Juniper devices to check port status, utilization, and position from the Orion Web Console.

    » Learn More

Real-time charts

  • Display real-time data with new dashboard widgets:
    • CPU Load and Memory Utilization on Node Details
    • Percent Utilization on Interface Details

    » Learn More

Performance improvements

Check out the improved load times for widgets.

Updated and improved localization

Use NPM in German and Japanese UI. NPM improved support for German and Japanese localization.

Improved interface port type mapping

Discover port types with more accuracy.

Other improvements

Configure custom pollers to influence node status calculation.

New features and improvements in Orion Platform 2019.4

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For details about new features in Orion Platform 2019.4, go to Orion Platform 2019.4 Release Notes.

Orion Platform 2019.4 offers the following new features and improvements:

  • Orion Maps enhancements, such as Entity Library improvements, bulk administration, custom images, manual topology and customizable frequency of refreshing the maps.
  • Installation improvements: in-product evaluations, support for Azure SQL Database managed instance, and deployment directly from Azure Marketplace.
  • Website performance improvements.
  • Scalability Engines Installer download performance improvements.
  • Legacy Syslog & Traps replacement: Log Viewer replaces legacy Syslog & Traps with instant evaluation of Log Analyzer.
  • Version numbering is now consistent across all Orion Platform products. See the THWACK post What’s in a version number.
  • Orion Platform out-of-the-box reports migrated to web-based Report Manager.
  • Orion SDK enhancements: Automate ‘List Resources’ and import results.

New customer installation

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For information about installing Network Performance Monitor, see help for the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

How to upgrade

Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade your entire Orion deployment (all Orion Platform products and any scalability engines).

If you are upgrading from NPM 12.5, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment from the My Orion Deployment page (Settings > My Orion Deployment). Downloading the Orion Installer is no longer necessary.

For details, see Install or upgrade Orion Platform products.


Fixed issues

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NPM 2019.4 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description

157156, 269183,1045494, 375131, 261871, 1335838

SolarWinds addressed an issue with Database maintenance of tables with wireless data.

203949, 1243805

SolarWinds addressed an issue with Chinese characters in the Orion Web Console.

188501, 254129, 1052771

SolarWinds addressed an issue where some devices reported values in different formats than specified in the MIB.

280602, 338619

SolarWinds addressed AutoDependency issues on systems with a free poller.

256210

SolarWinds addressed an issue where polling engines were displayed as up but were not polling.

296633

SolarWinds addressed an issue where customers could not poll new data and see remote access tunnels for ASA devices.

294717

SolarWinds addressed an import issue with Enatel MIBs.

315824, 331159, 333531, 335913, 338151, 342769, 343448, 344758, 346433, 350445, 352178, 361462, 363722, 365651

SolarWinds addressed an issue where some IP address formats were not recognized in CDP records.

327489

SolarWinds addressed an issue where the Network Atlas kept crashing due to STPRecords table with millions of records.

See also Orion Platform 2019.4 Release Notes.


End of life

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Version EOL Announcements EOE Effective Dates EOL Effective Dates
12.2 September 6, 2019: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 12.2 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM. December 6, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 12.2 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. December 6, 2020: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 12.2.
12.1

December 4, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on NPM version 12.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NPM.

March 4, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NPM version 12.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. March 4, 2020: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NPM version 12.1.

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.


Legal notices

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