Release Date: January 2021
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Performance Monitor 2020.2.4.
NPM 2020.2.4 is a service release. For more information, see documents for the full release:
- NPM 2020.2 System Requirements
- NPM 2020.2 Administrator Guide
- NPM 2020.2 Getting Started Guides - Part 1 - Get Started | Part 2 - Customize.
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.
These release notes provide the following details:
NPM 2020.2.4 offers the following improvements compared to previous releases of NPM:
NPM is signed with a new digital code-signing certificate.
NPM 2020.2.4 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.4. See Orion Platform 2020.2.4 Release Notes.
For information about installing Network Performance Monitor, see help for the SolarWinds Orion Installer.
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 or later, 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.
|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.|
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.
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. Customizations applied to a deprecated feature might not be migrated if a new feature replaces the deprecated one.
See Deprecation notices for Orion Platform 2020.2 to learn about currently deprecated features for the Platform, such as Orion Report Writer, or Network Atlas.
For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.
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