SRM 6.6 Release Notes

Release date: June 27, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Storage Resource Monitor 6.6. 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) 6.6 includes the following features:

Support for new arrays

  • SRM 6.6 supports the additional array types:
  • EMC Unity (requires firmware 4.2 or newer)
  • IBM V9000 (requires firmware 7.8 or newer)
  • Infinidat InfiniBox (requires firmware 4.0 or newer)
  • HPE Nimble Storage (requires firmware 4.3 or newer)

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

Additional hardware health monitoring

Hardware health monitoring is available for the new arrays shown above, and improvements have been made to existing array monitoring. With SRM 6.6, the arrays that now support hardware health monitoring are:

EMC VNX NAS Gateway / Celerra

Batteries, Fans, Management Controllers, Ports

EMC VNX / CLARiiON

Batteries, Disks, Fans, Management Controllers, Ports, Power Supplies

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Fans (value), Temperature (value), Power Supplies

EMC Symmetrix VMAX / VMAXe / DMX-4

Batteries, Fans, Management Controllers, I/O Modules, Memory, Ports, Power Supplies

IBM SVC / V9000 / V7000 / V5000 / V3700

Ports

EMC VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash Family (HYPERMAX OS)

Batteries, Fans, Management Controllers, I/O Modules Memory, Ports, Power Supplies

IBM XIV

Ports

EMC Unity

Batteries, Disks, Ethernet ports, Fans, Fiber Channel ports, Link Control Cards, Memory, Power consumption (value), Power Supplies, SAS ports, SSDs, Temperature (value)

Infinidat InfiniBox

Disks, Ethernet ports, Fiber Channel ports, HBA (Adapter), Infiniband ports, PDU (Power Supply), Power Supply, Switches, UPS (Batteries)

Nimble Storage

Controllers, Disks, Ethernet ports, Fans, Fiber Channel ports, Power Supplies, SAS ports

SRM 6.6 is compatible with the 2017.3 and 2018.2 versions of the Orion Platform.


New customer installation

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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.

Fixed issues

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SRM 6.6 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
1083203 The correct status is shown for Pure Storage devices.
1148028 ON Hitachi Storage Devices show LUN latency.
1244546 Proper disk status is now shown for Solid State Drives (SSD) deployed as level 3 (L3) cache.
1207567 Adding a DFM server creates a secure SSL/TLS connection.
1253303 SRM IOPS performance data matches that shown on EMC system.
1112220 The audit event log no longer fills with unnecessary SRM.STMSettingsSyncTime entries.

Known issues

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Infinidat Infinibox

Issue: Setting the Sample interval in the Performance Summary or Performance Comparison to more than 30 minutes intervals will result in no data being displayed.
Workaround: Ensure that Sample interval is set to every 30 minutes or less in Performance Summary or Performance Comparison.

Nimble Storage

Issue: Cache-Hit-Ratio and Latency are not displayed on the Performance Chart.
Workaround: None, Nimble software does not support these metrics.

EMC Unity

Issue: SRM may not enroll your EMC Unity device and the message: The request was aborted. Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse() may be displayed.
Workaround: Update .NET framework to the newest version and install all Windows Security Updates.

EMC Unity

Issue: The Unisphere REST API provider has a maximum limit of active connections, so in some cases, you may not be able to view real-time data on the console at the same time as SRM polling job is performed.
Workaround: None, this is a limitation of the provider.

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End of life

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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.
6.1 March 15, 2017: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on Storage Resource Monitor version 6.1.x should begin transitioning to Storage Resource Monitor version 6.4 or higher. June 15, 2017: End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service Releases, bug fixes, workaround, and service packs for Storage Resource Monitor version 6.1.x or older will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. June 15, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for Storage Resource Monitor version 6.1.x or older.

As of this version, all versions of Failover Engine (FOE) have entered the End of Life life cycle. For more information about the End of Life cycle, see this article.

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 Storage Resource Monitor no longer supports the following platforms and features.

Type Details
Microsoft SQL Server SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 are no longer supported as your database server as of this release. SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade directly to SQL 2016 at your earliest convenience.
Microsoft Windows Server You cannot install SolarWinds Orion products on Windows Server 2008 R2 as of this release. SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience.
Export to PDF feature The Export to PDF button is no longer available. SolarWinds recommends that you use the Save as PDF functionality built into your browser.

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