SRM 6.9 Release Notes

Release date: June 6, 2019

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Storage Resource Monitor 6.9. 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.


New customer installation

To install SRM, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer, see the new multi-product installer guide, and refer to the SRM Getting Started Guide to learn about configuring and customizing SRM.

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Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install and upgrade one or more Orion Platform products simultaneously in your environment. When installing new products into an existing Orion environment, the Orion Installer verifies compatibility between the product versions and notifies you if additional steps are needed. The Orion Installer also supports upgrades from older versions of the software with a generated upgrade path, merging the capabilities of the Product Upgrade Advisor into the installer.

  • .NET 4.6 is required to use the new installer and will be downloaded when you run the installer. Do not stop the installation after installing .NET 4.6 due to compatibility issues with older versions of SolarWinds software. A reboot may be required after installing .NET.
  • To eliminate compatibility issues, all required Orion Platform products are upgraded when you complete the Orion Installer.

The installer:

  • Installs or upgrades all products from a single screen. You do not need to download files for each product.
  • Provides an easy-to-follow install path when required. If you upgrade from an older product version, the installer provides upgrade paths custom-made for your current environment so you can complete complex upgrades and installations with ease.
  • Runs preflight checks to ensure your environment specifications match the system requirements for selected product installs. If changes are needed, the installer provides guidance for required versions.
  • Automatically starts the Configuration Wizard as needed after product installs to complete database and configuration tasks.

» Read more about the Orion Installer

Before you upgrade!

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

  • SRM 6.9 requires Orion Platform 2019.2 or later
  • SRM is compatible with Windows SQL Server 2014 or later and Windows Server 2016 or later.
  • When upgrading, if you added a site binding to a host name before you upgrade, you must bind the Orion Web Console to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). See this article.
  • When upgrading with custom menus, you may not be able to see the Performance Dashboard link in the menu.
  • When upgrading an Additional Poller, you may receive this error: "The license we have for Orion Scalability Engine is outdated".
  • If you have written your own code, such as changing SolarWinds .css files or adding .js files, it may be overwritten with the upgrade. You can learn more about custom code in this article.
  • If you have edited resource properties, the All Groups resource may be empty after upgrading.
  • When upgrading, using the group by feature for custom properties may return no results, and the data loading may hang or not complete. All regular functionality is unaffected by the issue.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from SRM 6.3 or later:

  1. Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to simultaneously upgrade one or more Orion Platform products on your main Orion server.

  2. 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 SRM 6.9 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 6.2 or earlier, use this topic to plan and implement an upgrade to the current version of SRM.


Fixed issues

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SRM 6.9 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
00287743 Collection and Polling working for EMC Unity350F storage array.
00287048, 00272061, 00274998 EMC Unity array with Firmware 4.5 status reachable
00273538 SRM 6.8 RC2 polls 3Par hardware health correctly
00214218 GPT volumes auto-detected and mapped after upgrade from SRM 6.5 to SRM 6.7

End of life

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Version EoL Annoucement EoE Effective Date EoL Effective Date
       

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

For information about supported version of SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.

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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