IPAM 4.9 Release Notes

Release date: June 6, 2019

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in IP Address Manager 4.9. 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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IP Address Manager (IPAM) 4.9 is an Orion Platform product and uses Orion Platform 2019.2.

IPAM 4.9 includes the following features:

Advanced IP Address Request form

  • Customize the IP Request form with admin-defined fields
  • Process IP requests with more control:
    • Approve/deny IP requests without having to assign IPs manually
    • Partially approve requests on a per-IP basis
    • Edit allocated IP addresses, hostnames, MAC addresses or custom properties
  • Improved notification chain with emails to admins and requesters, and custom signatures

For more information, see Request an IP Address in the IPAM Administrator Guide.

Extended Linux distribution support for:

  • Debian 10
  • Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS*
  • RHEL 8

*Ubuntu 18.04 requires FIPs to be enabled. For information, see Install and configure FIPS for IPAM.

Other Orion Platform 2019.2 new features and improvements

See Orion Platform 2019.2 new features and improvements.


New customer installation

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

See IPAM 4.9 system requirements for system, software, database, and port requirement information.

Before you upgrade!

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • IPAM 4.9 uses the Orion Platform 2019.2.
  • IPAM 4.9 requires Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or 2019, and SQL Server 2014 or later.
  • To use IPAM 4.9 and UDT together, you must upgrade to UDT 3.3.1 or later.
  • 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When upgrading an Additional Poller, you may receive this error : "The license we have for Orion Scalability Engine is outdated".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 or earlier, use this topic to plan and implement an upgrade to the current version of IPAM.


Fixed issues

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IPAM 4.9 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
00274850 IP range is selectable, multiple IP addresses can be edited.
00271948 Main poller available during IPAM scans
00246464 "Manage Subnets & IP Addresses" shows all groups after upgrading.
00239063 Neighbor scanning with SNMPv3 now works correctly.
00239824 No error when Adding and editing SAML user and group.
00239856 , 00237910 , 00237140 , 00228587 Manage Subnet and IP address" page shown correctly after upgrading.
00242447 Web Console Error.
00238260 Windows individual accounts added correctly.
00235841 SAML Account Creation assigns roles correctly.
00236562 Adds SAML user.
00220782 IPAM information after the status change is correct.
00216514 Import subnet ported correctly.
00146556 Cloud DNS Zones detected

 


Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.2

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See Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.2.


End of life

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Version EoL Announcement EoE Effective Date EoL Effective Date
4.6 June 6, 2019: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on IP Address Manager version 4.6 or older should begin transitioning to IP Address Manager version 4.8. 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 or older 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 4.8. 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 4.8. 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.
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.


End of support

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This version of IP Address Manager no longer supports the following platforms and features.

Type Details
All Active Alerts widget The legacy widget has been replaced by the updated version.

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
Legacy charts Legacy charts are deprecated as of this release. Migrate your charts to their modern version.
Classic charts Classic charts are deprecated as of this release. Migrate your charts to their modern version.
Report Writer Use the web-based Report Manager to create reports.

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