Documentation forStorage Resource Monitor

SRM 6.3 Release Notes

Release date: August 8, 2016

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Storage Resource Monitor 6.3. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Storage Resource Monitor, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in SRM

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Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements SRM offers in this release, and compare this release with previous releases of SRM.

Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.3 includes the following features:

Support for new arrays

This release of SRM adds supports for the additional array types:

  • Support added for the EMC XtremIO storage array, monitored through the REST API via the XtremIO Management server

  • Support added for the Pure Storage array, monitored through a combination of onboard SMI-S Provider and REST API

The full list of arrays supported by SRM can be found here.

Other improvements to SRM

  • All 6.2 and 6.2.1 fixes and associated hotfixes
  • Additional view resources including:
    • Array Polling Details
    • LUN Masking
    • Custom Properties for Storage Arrays, FileShares, LUNs, Pools, StorageProviders, Volumes and VServers

Brand new look and feel to the Orion platform

The first thing you’ll notice about this release is that the SolarWinds Orion Platform user interface is more modern looking. The main menu bar on the top of every page has been reorganized to make navigation faster and easier, and to save space so there’s more room for data. We've also condensed the Notifications into a drop-down located in the upper-right corner.

ServiceNow integration

You can now integrate SolarWinds Orion Platform products with the ServiceNow, Inc. incident management system. With this integration you can:

  • Automatically create incidents in ServiceNow based on alerts that trigger in your SolarWinds Orion products
  • Synchronize the acknowledgment of SolarWinds alerts and ServiceNow incidents
  • Update, close, and reopen ServiceNow incidents

 

 


New customer installation

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For information about installing SRM see Installing SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor in the SRM User Guide 6.3.

Before you upgrade

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • SRM 6.3 no longer supports OS Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2008 SP2, and 2008 R2 without SP1.
  • If you have written your own code, such as changing SolarWinds .css files or adding .js files, it may be overwritten with the upgrade.
  • 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.

  • Always use the Product Upgrade Advisor to build your upgrade path.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources for planning and implementation:

  • Use the Product Upgrade Advisor to build your upgrade path. The path provides the exact products and versions to upgrade in a sequence to the latest versions.
  • If you are upgrading:
    • SRM and other modules (NPM, SAM, NCM, NTA, etc.), use the multiple products upgrade guide.
    • SRM as a single product, use the single product upgrade guide.

Each guide includes checklists and instructions to help you plan and execute your upgrade.

When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.


Fixed issues

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SRM 6.3 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
902222 View naming issue has been resolved.
904428 Manual E2E mapping wizard now shows all volumes.
904800 Issue with collecting from large VNAX frames resolved.
908946 Issue with collecting data from HP9500 array resolved.
910901 Array Details view now shows service tag for Dell Equalogic.
961263 Issue fixed where compatible arrays connected to Hitachi device could not be found.
970762 Selecting Pool when adding a Custom Object Resource no longer produces error message.
978662 Correct elements are displayed under Storage Pools for VMAX.

Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2016.1

Case Number Description
917856 The module engine restarts due to a large .DAT file.

Known issues

Exception when editing custom property after SRM upgrade

Issue: An exception my occur if you try to edit a custom property after upgrading from SRM 6.2.1 to 6.3.

Workaround: Restart IIS. (From the command line, type "iisreset".)

Array namespace for NetApp E-Series 10.34 provider needs to be amended from default

Issue: The default array namespace is not correct for this version of the provider. This will be fixed in a follow-up release, but currently needs to be manually amended.

Workaround: When configuring the NetApp E-Series 10.34 provider, replace:

/root/IsiArray13

with:

/root/netApp/santricity

in the Array Namespace field.

(NS 927888) Trigger action for NAS Volumes not working correctly

Issue: The Alert Details URL variable ${N=Alerting;M=AlertDetailsUrl} is not correct if used in "Execute an external program" actions for NAS Volumes.


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