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
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) 6.7 includes the following features:
Support for new arrays
This release of SRM adds supports for the additional array types:
- Huawei OceanStor Dorado
- Huawei OceanStor V3/V5 (External Provider)
- Huawei OceanStor V3/V5 (Onboard Provider)
The full list of arrays supported by SRM can be found here.
Additional hardware health monitoring
This release of SRM adds supports for the hardware health monitoring for the following arrays:
- Huawei OceanStor V3/V5
- Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3
- EMC Isilion V8
- NetApp Cluster Mode ONTAP version 9.3 and higher. (To enable NetApp cluster Mode arrays for hardware health monitoring, see What NetApp Cluster Mode permissions are required by Storage Resource Monitor?)
The full list of arrays that support hardware health monitoring can be found in the SRM Administrator Guide here.
End-To-End mapping supported for GPT drives
SRM 6.7 now extends automatic end-to-end mapping (between nodes and storage arrays) to GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks in addition to Master Boot Record (MBR) disks.
For GPT drive information to appear in AppStack, proper poller should poll information for node (default 30 minutes) and also topology job for proper storage array (default 6 hours) has to run. After both of these jobs have run, mapping between node and storage array is created, and all information will be displayed in AppStack for both node and storage array.
Orion Platform 2018.4 new features and improvements
New customer installation
For information about installing Storage Resource Monitor, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from SRM 6.5 or later, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade one or more Orion Platform products simultaneously.
If you are upgrade from an earlier version, use the following resources to plan and implement an upgrade to SRM 6.5. Then use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to complete the upgrade.
- If you are upgrading SRM and other modules (SAM, NCM, NTA, etc.), use the multiple products upgrade guide.
- If you are upgrading SRM as a stand-alone product, use the single product upgrade guide.
SRM 6.7 fixes the following issues.
|00159622||V7000 array discovery works correctly.|
|00119680||Netapp shows model information shown for NetApp array.|
|00117488||Average throughput widget shows correct units for zoom of 1, 2 or 12 hours.|
|00095645||EMC Isilon array now reachable.|
|00098639||"All Active Alerts on Storage Objects" widget available.|
|00089150||Able to discover Isilon array.|
|00083647||Polling Isilon with OneFS 18.104.22.168 correctly.|
|00053311||AppStack displays correctly in all views.|
|STM-SRM Integration working.|
|Pure Storage array added from within SRM Orion as expected.|
|Limitations for WPM / SRM now obeys Single Group Limitation.|
Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2018.4
End of life
|Version||EoL Annoucement||EoE Effective Date||EoL Effective Date|
|6.2||September 13, 2017: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on Storage Resource Monitor version 6.2.x should begin transitioning to Storage Resource Monitor version 6.5 or higher.||December 13, 2017: End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service Releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for Storage Resource Monitor version 6.2.x or older will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||December 13. 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for Storage Resource Monitor version 6.2.x 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
This version of Storage Resource Monitor no longer supports the following platforms and features.
|Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2||This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.|
|SQL Server 2012||This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.|
|All Active Alerts widget||The legacy widget has been replaced by the updated version.|
This version of Storage Resource Monitor 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.
|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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