Documentation forIP Address Manager

IP Address Manager 2019.4 Release Notes

Release date: November 5, 2019

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

If you are looking for previous release notes for IP Address Manager, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in IPAM

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IPAM 2019.4 is an Orion Platform product and uses Orion Platform 2019.4.

IPAM 2019.4 includes the following features:

Advanced Import/Export functionality

  • Import and export structure of subnets, supernets, groups, etc.
  • Import and export IPv6 addresses
  • Improved selection processes for import and export
  • See Import IP Addresses and Export Subnets in the IPAM 2019.4 Administrator Guide for further information.

Miscellaneous improvements

  • New version of vRO package
    • Execution of vRA actions no longer duplicates REST hosts, by reusing existing host instead
    • All types of Orion Custom Properties creation supported
    • Package no longer logs sensitive information during execution
  • Improved subnet discovery for F5 devices

Other Orion Platform 2019.4 new features and improvements

See Orion Platform 2019.4 new features and improvements.

Removal of SWIS v2 schema

With this release, SolarWinds IPAM no longer supports the SWIS v2 schema, and the SWIS v3 schema is used instead. The IPAM.AttrDefine and IPAM.Conflict entities now have different structures as shown below:

IPAM.AttrDefine

SWIS v3

<entity name="IPAM.AttrDefine" base="System.Entity">
<property name="TargetTable" type="System.String" />
<property name="Name" type="System.String" />
<verb name="AddCustomProperty" method="AddCustomProperty" codebehind="SolarWinds.Data.Providers.Orion.IPAM.V3.Verbs.CustomPropertyManagement, SolarWinds.Data.Providers.Orion.IPAM.v3"></verb>
<verb name="UpdateCustomProperty" method="UpdateCustomProperty" codebehind="SolarWinds.Data.Providers.Orion.IPAM.V3.Verbs.CustomPropertyManagement, SolarWinds.Data.Providers.Orion.IPAM.v3"></verb>
<verb name="DeleteCustomProperty" method="DeleteCustomProperty" codebehind="SolarWinds.Data.Providers.Orion.IPAM.V3.Verbs.CustomPropertyManagement, SolarWinds.Data.Providers.Orion.IPAM.v3"></verb>
</entity>

SWIS v2

<entity name="IPAM.AttrDefine" base="System.Entity">
<property name="AttrId" type="System.Int32" key="True" />
<property name="AttributeTypeID" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="ColumnName" type="System.String" />
<property name="DisplayName" type="System.String" />
<property name="LinkTitle" type="System.String" />
<property name="DisplayOrder" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="Description" type="System.String" />
<property name="ValueRtType" type="System.String" />
<property name="ValueDbType" type="System.String" />
<property name="ValueConstraint" type="System.String" />
<property name="TableParticipants" type="System.String" />
</entity>

IPAM.Conflict

SWIS v3

<entity name="IPAM.Conflict" base="System.Entity" >
<property name="ConflictId" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="IPNodeID" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="IPAddress" type="System.String" />
<property name="IPAddressN" type="System.Guid" />
<property name="SubnetId" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="ConflictType" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="ConflictTimeUTC" type="System.DateTime" />
<property name="ConflictStatus" type="System.Byte" />
<property name="AssignedMac" type="System.String" />
<property name="AssignedRawMac" type="System.String" />
<property name="AssignedSourceType" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="AssignedSourceText" type="System.String" />
<property name="ConflictingMac" type="System.String" />
<property name="ConflictingRawMac" type="System.String" />
<property name="ConflictingSourceType" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="ConflictingSourceText" type="System.String" />
<property name="ConflictTypeText" type="System.String" />
<property name="ConflictTypeIcon" type="System.String" />
<property name="AssignMACVendIcon" type="System.String" />
<property name="ConflictMACVendIcon" type="System.String" />
<property name="SubnetAddress" type="System.String" />
<property name="GroupType" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="SubnetStatus" type="System.String" />
<property name="IPStatus" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="SubnetAddressN" type="System.Guid" />
<property name="AccountID" type="System.String" />
<property name="Role" type="System.String" />
</entity>

SWIS v2

<entity name="IPAM.Conflict" base="System.Entity">

<property name="ConflictId" type="System.Int32" key="True" />

<property name="ObjectId" type="System.Int32" />

<property name="Time" type="System.DateTime" />

<property name="UserName" type="System.String" />

<property name="Type" type="System.Int32" />

<property name="IPAddress" type="System.String" />

<property name="IPAddressN" type="System.Guid" />

<property name="Description" type="System.String" />

<property name="DeletedOn" type="System.DateTime" />

</entity>

<entity name="IPAM.ConflictData" base="System.Entity">
<property name="ConflictId" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="DataBy" type="System.Int32" />
<property name="Data" type="System.String" />
</entity>


New customer installation

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For information about installing IP Address Manager, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

See IPAM 2019.4 system requirements for system, software, database, and port requirement information.

Before you upgrade!

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • IPAM 2019.4 uses the Orion Platform 2019.4.
  • IPAM 2019.4 requires Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or 2019, and SQL Server 2014 or later.
  • To use IPAM 2019.4 and UDT together, you must upgrade to UDT 3.3.1 or later.
  • All Orion Platform products now use . NET 4.8.
  • When upgrading, if you added a site binding to a host name before you upgrade, you must bind the Orion Web Console to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). See this article.
  • When upgrading with custom menus, you cannot see the Performance Dashboard link in the menu. For details, see this article.
  • When upgrading an Additional Poller, you may receive this error : "The license we have for Orion Scalability Engine is outdated". See this article for details to resolve.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from IPAM 4.3.1 or later:

  1. Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to simultaneously upgrade one or more Orion Platform products on your main Orion server.

  2. If your scalability engines (additional polling engines, additional web servers, and high availability servers) are able to communicate with the main server, use the centralized upgrade feature to upgrade the rest of your Orion deployment in parallel.

    For details, see Install or upgrade Orion Platform products.

With IPAM 4.9 and later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment, including the main server and all Orion Platform products, from the My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer for future upgrades is no longer necessary.

If you are upgrading from IPAM 4.3, use this topic to plan and implement an upgrade to the current version of IPAM.


Fixed issues

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IPAM 2019.4 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
00373370 (CUST-58445) IP Address History now shows the MAC address assignment history from DHCP managed IPs.
00172430 (CUST-47164) Creates subnets to assign orphaned IPs.
00182004 (CUST-48722) Assign subnets to orphaned IPs no longer prompts IPAM website error.
00307741 (CUST-54885) IPAM Subnet discovery on F5.
00313036 (CUST-55053) Various Issues with IPAM fixed.
00333519 (CUST-56324) IPAM no longer crashes the job engine.
00336456 (CUST-57291) IPAM IP address history shows history for reservations.
00340108 (CUST-57026) IPAM columns no longer reverts to default.
00351979 (CUST-57517) Export now working after platform upgrade to 2019.2.
00355006 (CUST-57534, CUST-57535) Able to manually backup up IPAM.
00404657 (CUST-59862) Stub zones are added
00395350 (CUST-59660) DNS Zones column no longer temporarily blank
00327675 (CUST-56304) Overlapping scopes enabled
00138599 (CUST-45968) Duplicate REST host entries no longer created in vRO via vRealize Automation when using IPAM

 


Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.4

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See Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.4.


End of life

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Version EoL Announcement EoE Effective Date EoL Effective Date
4.7 November 5, 2019: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.7 should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 2019.4. February 7, 2020: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.7 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. February 7, 2021: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.7 or older.
4.6 June 6, 2019: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.6 should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 2019.4. September 6, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.6 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. September 6, 2020: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.6 or older.
4.5 December 5, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.5 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 2019.4. March 4, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.5 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. March 4, 2020: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.5 or older.
4.3 November 8, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.3 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 2019.4. February 8, 2019: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.3 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. February 8, 2020: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.3 or older.

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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