Release date: June 6, 2019
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.2. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
- New features and improvements
- New customer installation
- How to upgrade
- Fixed issues
- Known issues
- Legal notices
- For information on latest hotfixes, see Orion Platform Hotfixes.
- For release notes for previous Orion Platform versions, see Previous Version documentation.
- For information about requirements, see Orion Platform 2019.2 system requirements.
- For information about working with the Orion Platform, see Orion Platform 2019.2 Administrator Guide.
New features and improvements in Orion Platform
Orion Platform 2019.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of Orion Platform.
Node status improvements
Customize what should be reflected in a node status - status of child entities, thresholds, or more.
» See the Enhanced Node Status post on THWACK
Orion Maps enhancements
- Build and customize map layouts using the new map editor.
- Place Orion Maps on any dashboard or view using the Orion Map widget.
» See the Orion Maps 2.0 post on THWACK
- Support for Azure SQL database
- Orion Agent rediscovery
- Linux agent metrics
- PerfStack links added to widgets
- Automatic removal of unknown volumes
- Secure Syslog Alerts
- HSRP Addresses
- Fortigate CPU & Memory
- Dynamic external nodes
- Per-node diagnostics
- Review the list of newly supported devices and invisible Palo Alto overview
» See the Additional Improvements post on THWACK
New customer installation
For information about installing Orion Platform, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from Orion Platform 2016.1 or later:
Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to simultaneously upgrade one or more Orion Platform products on your main Orion server.
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 Orion Platform 2019.2 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 an earlier version of Orion Platform, use this topic to plan and implement an upgrade to the current version of Orion Platform.
Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.2
Orion Platform 2019.2 fixes the following issues.
|155294, 156130, 173466, 179859, 187159, 199150, 200912, 203794, 206954, 213488, 213069, 216067, 217665, 221887, 225282, 228144, 293378||Agent messaging service issues were resolved.|
|33623, 50172, 72799, 168166||Syslog Service issues caused by AV scanner were resolved.|
|217929||You can add charts to reports.|
|233322, 239579, 302397||Active Diagnostics tests on Database Maintenance report errors on edge cases.|
|1357380||Security corruption caused by the licensing plugin on the main polling engine was resolved.|
|85328,||The CiscoGen4 memory poller reports correct values|
|204236||The correct vendor is displayed for IBM nodes (OID 126.96.36.199.4.1.26543 issue was resolved).|
|196098, 297840||RabbitMQ queues created for each main HA engine. When HA switch over occurs, the queue of inactive engine stats growing.|
|246038||Cortex REST API vulnerability was resolved.|
|250736||XSS vulnerabilities were resolved|
|276641, 239657||Bigint overflow when aggregating hourly statistics data was resolved.|
|154734, 189092, 198089, 817318, 855807||BusinessLayerHost issues when plug-in is terminated were resolved.|
|287766||Active Diagnostics test verifying whether Agent indications are sent and received works without issues.|
|248366||Polling CPU and memory for devices with 48 threads on a single processor and up to 8 CPUs on a single motherboard works without issues.|
|282414||Menu failure caused by widgets with incorrect version numbers was resolved.|
|22489, 102873, 170608, 215498, 252163, 291494||Agent directories now have correct rights.|
|232196, 250632, 257203||Data aggregation issues caused by the TABLOCK hint were resolved.|
|199053||Support for HSRP IP addresses on Cisco devices was added.|
|247904||IP addresses for external nodes are polled. When the IP addresses changes on the DNS server, the IP address is updated.|
|261491||Pub-Sub client works on FIPS-compliant servers without issues.|
|242694, 248497, 252344, 261920, 263025, 274706||You can select multiple nodes, edit them and change the polling method to agent without issues.|
|278198||Agent plugin reports work on browsers with localization.|
|114626||Network Atlas shows correct status for entities.|
|229498||SNMP and Windows password length is not shown for users with Manage Nodes privileges any more.|
|235373, 235987, 236023, 246908, 249975, 250581, 250629||After the upgrade, summarizing detail data and creating new tables works without issues|
|1355146, 87190, 172866, 205048, 221863, 230807||When creating agent/nodes in AMS, you can only assign new agents to a newly created node.|
|261556||A Network Atlas query with issues was corrected.|
|196324||When agents detect that a plugin doesn't start repeatedly, the agent introduces a delay before the agent tries to start the plugin again.|
|189430||After upgrades, Load Average on Linux servers is displayed correctly.|
|234548||Free memory on devices with Linux and AIX is calculated in the same way.|
|223483||AIX JobEngine plugins use the polling scripts shipped with the agent.|
|161292||Active Diagnostics test Check if Database Maintenance works properly identifies issues correctly.|
|196324, 245556, 251005||Agent plugins do not accumulate on the Agent node.|
|247338, 250716, 255115, 256705,||Setting User settings to default re-applies the default settings correctly.|
|137847, 150781, 241076, 243318, 253923,||Agent upgrades on Linux complete successfully.|
|257310, 936141, 996536, 1150384, 1182507||Increased sql timeout value is applied correctly.|
|237509||After upgrades, data aggregation is executed correctly.|
|86776, 246245||Plugins load without issues.|
|251368, 266630, 266868||When you turn off in-memory tables, Configuration wizard completes successfully.|
|133772, 220442, 248389||Desktop Notification Tool issues with certificate validation were resolved.|
|150061, 180281||In the All Groups widget, correct icons are displayed|
|216632, 1024903, 1098167||When creating Individual Windows accounts, credentials in the currently selected option are used.|
|196870||Records from the database are removed by a scheduled task.|
|51801, 223613||The option for removing unchanged rows box for importing custom properties is not selected by default. Documentation for importing custom properties was adjusted.|
|196324||Orion Agent plugin issues were resolved.|
|159791||When creating reports, you can search for properties to add columns without issues.|
|177996, 195958||When you cancel editing a discovery profile, you can edit the discovery profile without issues.|
|207188, 207407, 237197,||Polling on AIX environments work, although the system cannot load libcrypto.so.|
|215498||In Agent log files, credentials are not logged in plain text.|
|138033||Authenticated users cannot use a SWIS query to retrieve SNMP community string and other credentials|
|236404||Only interactive changes are causing an acknowledge status of alerts in the Orion Service Now integration.|
|162794, 233791||Active Diagnostics test Ping all registered agents pings not only agents on the local polling engine, but all agents.|
|925043, 1163287||External nodes are updated when Dynamic IP is selected.|
|87120, 196870||The issue with website not responding and transaction log filling up due to volume discovery was resolved.|
|203427, 220680, 247285||Global search in Orion only returns results matching defined limitations.|
|214369, 243475||Database details issues were resolved.|
|49650, 92268, 188584, 195110||Service Now issues were resolved (missing fields in ServiceNow integration, state choices taken from a wrong field, choice-type fields cannot be added into the alert action)|
|224027, 229046, 230080||You can disable memory-optimized tables in the Configuration wizard.|
|210832||Network Atlas improved loading time for maps with SAM applications.|
|106886||The behavior of List resources was adjusted not to change to the default poller when you edit a device that has a custom poller assigned.|
|226330||You can back up your SQL database on Orion Platform 2018.4. Configuration wizard completes successfully when memory-optimized tables are used.|
|169963||You can configure timeout for collecting diagnostics on agents.|
|192758, 197755, 199857, 203404, 210462, 225256, 226006, 226904||An issue with unresponsive Core Business Layer was resolved.|
|200209, 210079, 216670||Orion Platform does not create duplicates of nodes, interfaces, or volumes if the request comes at the same moment multiple times.|
|218628||Invalid Cast Exception causing that the main menu in the Orion Web Console does not display was resolved.|
|112063||You can change polling engines for agents repeatedly without issues.|
|208166||Web Console display issues caused by Database Details errors were resolved.|
|202709||The Diagnostics on the Web work without issues, the "Object has been disconnected or does not exist on the serve" exception has been resolved.|
|154383||RabbitMQ with Erlang 20.0 keeps running when a mount point is created on the same server.|
|204574||The "Can't parse Orion server IP address." warning does not spam SWA logs.|
|214755||AWS OS version and AWS lsb_release versions are automatically detected.|
|36367||When dynamic node changes its IP address and its DNS record is updated, the Orion Platform reflects these changes and updates the node's polling address.|
|141932||Reports with custom tables and custom charts work without issues.|
|129262||Issues with deploying agents remotely were resolved.|
|164887, 881499, 1040270, 1186399||You can display decimals on the Y axis.|
|Issue: After the upgrade to Orion Platform 2019.2 RC, Network Atlas maps lose all links to SAM applications. Status of applications is not displayed on the map.|
|Resolution/Work-around: Remove and re-add the application to the map manually. We are working on a fix for this issue.|
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