WPM 2.2.3 Release Notes

Updated December 18, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Web Performance Monitor 2.2.3. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Web Performance Monitor, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in WPM

Read this section for descriptions of new features and improvements offered in this release. For previous release information, see WPM Previous Versions. You can also compare this release with previous releases of WPM.

In WPM 2.2.3, legacy reports were replaced by web-based reports that offer a flexible, intuitive way to extract and report collected data. You can build reports on-the-fly, save them, execute them manually, and schedule reports for delivery.

This release also includes several Orion Platform improvements, as summarized next.

New features and improvements in Orion Platform 2018.4

  • Centralized upgrades: Upgrade Additional Polling Engines, Additional Web Servers, and High Availability servers directly from the Orion Web Console. Upgrades run in parallel, reducing the time required to upgrade large deployments. >> Learn more
  • User authentication with the SAML protocol: Log into the Orion Web Console using Okta or Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) credentials.
  • Performance Analysis upgrades: PerfStack can transform line data to show different values instead of raw data.
  • Orion Diagnostics: Display and download diagnostics for polling engines with the Collect Diagnostics wizard.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019

See the Orion Platform 2018.4 Release Notes for details.


New customer installation

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To install WPM, review WPM 2.2.3 system requirements and use the SolarWinds Orion Installer, which you can download from the Product Downloads area of the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

See the WPM Getting Started Guide and the WPM Administrator Guide to learn about configuring and using WPM.

How to upgrade

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

    Deprecation notice: Starting with Orion Platform 2018.4, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are not supported for the Orion server anymore. For the database server, SQL Server 2012, 2012 SP1, 2012 SP2, 2012 SP3, and 2012 SP4 are no longer supported.

  • Backup any custom code, such as changed SolarWinds .css files or added .js files.
  • If upgrading from an earlier Windows version to Windows 10, SolarWinds recommends reinstalling the WPM Player and Recorder because Windows 10 may overwrite existing registry entries. Click here for details.

Fixed issues

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WPM 2.2.3 fixes the following issues. Also see the Orion Platform 2018.4 Release Notes.

Case Number Description

00123604

The alert variable ${N=SwisEntity;M=DetailsUrl} now populates URLs in emails triggered when monitored transactions exceed alert thresholds.

00070526

The Min/Max/Average Duration widget on the Transaction Details view displays the correct descriptions in for step details in the legend at the bottom of the widget.

00117752, 00133901 , 00134173 , 00162565, 00173554

WPM-400

Internal code libraries were updated to improve image matching in X,Y Capture Mode.

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