NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 2020.2 Release Notes

Release date: June 4, 2020

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

If you are looking for previous release notes for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in NTA 2020.2

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NTA 2020.2 offers the following new features and improvements compared to previous releases of NTA.

IP address groups unification with SolarWinds IPAM

NTA now provides IP address groups unification with IPAM. With the new IP Address Groups Management page, you can create, delete, or update IP address groups. You can also import IPAM IP address groups and use them the same way as standard NTA IP address groups.

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VMware IPFIX support

Starting with NTA 2020.2, you can view and analyze flow data from a VMware infrastructure.

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Improvements in device configuration

As of NTA 2020.2, you can reconcile the traffic volumes across multiple interfaces to accurately represent traffic flowing through a node and avoid double-counted traffic. Using the Orion Web Console, you can define how the devices are configured in order to reconcile new incoming flows.

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Other improvements

For new features and improvements in Orion Platform 2020.2, see the Orion Platform 2020.2 Release Notes.


New customer installation

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For information about installing NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from NTA 4.2.2 or later, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade your entire Orion deployment (all Orion Platform products and any scalability engines) to the current versions.

If you are upgrading from NTA 4.6, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment from the My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer is no longer necessary.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use this topic to plan and implement an upgrade to the current version of NTA.


Fixed issues

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NTA 2020.2 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

00483833

NTA no longer displays an error for the Top XX IPv4 Countries charts after upgrading to version 2019.4.

00459288

The NTA Service is no longer flapping on one of the APEs.

00439669

The alerts are no longer being displayed in US format despite the browser and server settings are set to UK format.

00443502

Cisco C1006 is able to show flow data in NTA.

00429848

The NTA page no longer shows the Service Inaccessible message after upgrading to NTA 2019.4.

00435806

Installing a new polling engine no longer causes errors.

00423020

The Configuration wizard no longer throws an error when you upgrade NTA.

00421414

Upgrades complete successfully.

00387322

NTA no longer shows incorrect traffic from an interface.

00371769

It is possible to open the NTA SQL Flow Storage database using Orion Database Manager.

00322068

When viewing the Total Transferred Bytes resource, the transmitted data is no longer the same as the received data.

00296889

Reports for NTA URL no longer leave a WhiteSpace.

See also Orion Platform Release Notes.


End of life

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Version EoL Annoucement EoE Effective Date EoL Effective Date
4.2.x June 6, 2019:

End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.2.x should begin transitioning to the latest version of NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.

September 6, 2019:

End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.2.x will no longer be supported by SolarWinds.

September 6, 2020:

End-of-Life - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.2.x.

4.1.1, 4.1.2 June 6, 2019:

End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.

September 6, 2019:

End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 will no longer be supported by SolarWinds.

September 6, 2020:

End-of-Life - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.1.1 and 4.1.2.

4.1

December 4, 2018:

End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.

March 4, 2019:

End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.1 will no longer be supported by SolarWinds.

March 4, 2020:

End-of-Life - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 4.1.

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.


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