IPAM 4.7 Release Notes

Release date: September 5, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in IP Address Manager 4.7. 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.

IPAM 4.7 is an Orion Platform product and uses Orion Platform 2018.2.

SolarWinds Orion Installer for installing Orion Platform 2018.2 already includes the Orion Platform 2018.2 Hotfix 1.

New features and improvements in IPAM

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See IPAM 4.7 system requirements for system, software, database, and port requirement information.

Amazon Route 53 and Azure DNS monitoring Edit section

  • Users can monitor DNS zones and records from both Amazon Route 53 and Azure DNS cloud providers
  • DNS zones from multiple cloud accounts are displayed in a centralized view

IP Request form

  • Built-in, web-based request form for restricted users to request a static IP. Requests then go through a manual approval process.
  • Accounts with the necessary permissions can request IPs from a specific subnet and automatically make reservations.

Overlapping IP support

  • Users can monitor non-routed subnets at multiple locations, allowing for overlapping IP spaces.

New customer installation

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

Before you upgrade!

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • IPAM 4.8 uses the Orion Platform 2018.2.
  • From IPAM 4,6, IPAM no longer supports Windows OS 2008 and 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.

  • To use IPAM 4.7 and UDT together, you must upgrade to UDT 3.3.1.

  • 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• When upgrading an Additional Poller, you may receive this erro : "The license we have for Orion Scalability Engine is outdated". See this article for details to resolve.
  • 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.

  • If you have edited resource properties, the All Groups resource may be empty after upgrading.

  • When upgrading, using the group by feature for custom properties may return no results, and the data loading may hang or not complete. All regular functionality is unaffected by the issue.

  • Always upgrade NPM first if you have it installed. NPM includes platform features to support all Orion products.

  • If you have SAM without NPM, upgrade SAM first. SAM includes platform features to support all Orion products.

How to upgrade

If upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:

  • Use the Product Upgrade Advisor to determine your upgrade path. Based on your current environment and versions, the Product Upgrade Advisor provides an ordered list of how to proceed with the upgrade.
  • If you are upgrading:
  • When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

Fixed issues

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IPAM 4.7 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
  Neighbor scanning no longer causes unused IP's to be flagged as used with a mac entry of "00-00-00-00-00-00".
1364032 Scanning issues (e.g. job stuck) after upgrading have been resolved.
  DHCP server can be added on Additional Polling Engine
  No longer load balancing issues when two IPAM had more than two DHCP servers .
1347685 Failover scopes corrected displayed.
1135381 S earch on IP address no longer returns a.b.0.c when searching for a.b.c.
817158 Can now import supernet and subnet with same network address and subnet mask.

Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2018.4

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See Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2018.4.


End of life

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Version EoL Announcement EoE Effective Date EoL Effective Date
4.2 May 31, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.2 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 4.8. August 31, 2018: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for IP Address Manager version 4.2 or older will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds. August 31, 2019: End-of-Life– SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for IP Address Manager version 4.2 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.


Deprecation notices

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This version of IP Address Manager deprecates the following platforms and features.

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.

For information about supported version of SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.

Type Details
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 This software is deprecated as of this release. Although you can install Orion Platform 2018.2 products on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are deprecated and will not be supported in future versions of the Orion Platform. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade your operating system to Windows Server 2016 or later at your earliest convenience.
SQL Server 2012 This software is deprecated as of this release. Although you can use SQL Server 2012 with Orion Platform 2018.2 products, this version is deprecated and will not be supported on future versions of the Orion Platform. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, or later at your earliest convenience.
All Active Alerts resource The current All Active Alerts resources is deprecated. The resource is replaced with a new, enhanced widget. You can continue to use the deprecated, legacy resource.
Pre-configured resources (Availability, Min/Max/Average, Percent Loss, etc.) Most pre-configured resources are deprecated as of this release. The resources will be compressed into single, configurable widget in a future release.
Last XX resources Pre-configured Last XX resources are deprecated as of this release. They will be replaced with a single, configurable widget in a future release.
Managed Nodes The current Managed Nodes page is deprecated as of this release. A new version is available, but you can continue to use the legacy page. SolarWinds recommends migrating to the new Managed Nodes page at your earliest convenience.
Customize Views The Customize View page is deprecated as of this release. Functionality is migrating to the Customize Page feature.
Search resources (legacy search, search on thwack, search for nodes, etc.) All search resources are deprecated as of this release. Use the integrated search in the global navigation.

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