Database Performance Analyzer Integration Module 11.0 Release Notes

Release date: March 14, 2017

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Database Performance Analyzer Integration Module 11.0. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes forDatabase Performance Analyzer Integration Module, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in DPAIM 11.0

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DPAIM 11.0 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of DPAIM.

Integration with SRM

DPAIM 11.0 supports mapping database instances to the LUNs on your arrays with Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). You can use the resources on the new DB Storage Summary view to gain visibility into into database performance problems caused by storage.

Improved status calculation of database instances

In DPAIM 11.0, database instance status reflects the unique wait time statistical analysis from DPA.

Expanded database support

See Azure SQL and Amazon RDS for Aurora databases linked to your applications and infrastructure in the Orion Platform.

New features and improvements in DPAIM 11.0.1

Expanded integration with SRM

In DPAIM 11.0.1, the following additional resources are available on the DB Storage Summary page and on the Database Instance detail page in the DB Storage view:

  • IOPS Performance Per LUN
  • Latency Performance Per LUN

Expanded support for Azure SQL databases

In DPAIM 11.0.1, the following additional resources are available on the Database Instance detail page:

  • Azure SQL DB Performance Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer
  • Storage Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer

New customer installation

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For information about installing DPA Integration Module, see the DPAIM 11.0 Administrator Guide.

Before you upgrade

If you are upgrading from a previous version, you should know:

  • When upgrading to DPAIM 11.0, 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 to DPAIM 11.0 with custom menus, you can not see the Performance Dashboard link in the menu. For details, see this article.
  • After integrated DPAIM 11.0, future releases will no longer support Windows OS 2008 and 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Orion Platform installations. Integrated Patch Manager 2.1.4 currently supports these versions. SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience. For more information, see End of support notices.
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How to upgrade

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:


Fixed issues

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DPA Integration Module 11.0 fixes the following issues:

Case numberDescription

1100639
1102609

Fixed an issue where the DPA Business Layer plugin failed to start.
1070394Fixed an issue where integration failed when Oracle database instances were registered using the Transparent Network Substrate (TNS) Name or TNS Connect Descriptor.

Known issues

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Uninstall DPAIM without .NET 3.5
Issue: You cannot uninstall or upgrade from DPAIM 10.0.1 on a computer that does not have .NET 3.5 installed.
Resolution/Work-around: Install .NET 3.5 before uninstalling or upgrading from DPA in Orion 10.0.1. 

 

Date range is one day behind on Wait Time resources

Issue:The date on Wait Time Trends resources is one day behind for environments where the DPA and Orion servers are in different time zones. The affected resources are:

  • All Instances with the Highest Wait Times
  • Instances with the Highest Wait Times
  • Greatest Downward Wait Time Trends
  • Greatest Upward Wait Time Trends
Resolution/Work-around: Set the DPA and Orion servers to the same time zone.

 

Network Atlas cannot start
Issue: Network Atlas cannot start when integration with the DPA server is not working.
Resolution/Work-around: Remove or fix the integration. See this KB article for more information.

 

Objects not loaded when DPA server is down
Issue: You cannot create a new group with database instances when any of the DPA servers are down.
Resolution/Work-around: Change the Group By option to No Grouping.

 

DPAIM stops working after failover
Issue: If you have High Availability configured, the DPA Integration Module stops working when a failover occurs after you re-integrate with a previously integrated DPA server.
Resolution/Work-around: Re-integrate the DPA server.

 


End of support

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This version of the Orion Platform no longer supports the following platforms and features.

TypeDetails
Alert ManagerThe deprecated Alert Manager application has been removed from the Orion Platform. Use the web-based Alert Manager through the Orion Web Console to create and manage alerts.

Deprecation notices

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This version of the Orion Platform 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.

TypeDetails
Microsoft SQL Server

Support for SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.

You can install on SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 for this release. Future releases will no longer support using SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 as your database server.

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade directly to SQL 2016 at your earliest convenience.

Microsoft Windows Server

Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.

You can install on Windows Server 2008 R2 for this release. Future releases will no longer support installing on Windows Server 2008 R2, though you can continue to monitor computers running Windows Server 2008 R2.

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience.

32-bit Operating Systems

Support for 32-bit operating systems is deprecated as of this release.

You can install on 32-bit operating systems for this release. Future releases will no longer support installing on 32-bit operating systems.

SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience. This includes your SQL server.

Export to PDF featureThe Export to PDF button on dashboards is deprecated as of this release and will be removed in a future release. SolarWinds recommends that you use the Save as PDF functionality built into your browser.
All Active Alerts resourceThe current All Active Alerts resources is deprecated as of this release. The resource will be replaced with a new, enhanced version in a future release.

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