SRM 6.7 Release Notes

Release date: September 18, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Storage Resource Monitor 6.7. 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) 6.7 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:

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

See Orion Platform 2018.4 new features and improvements.


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 6.7 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
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 8.0.1.2 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

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See Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2018.4.


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.

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
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.

Deprecation notices

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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.

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.

Legal notices

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