Release date: May 15, 2019
These release notes describe the fixed issues in Database Performance Analyzer 12.1.701. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Database Performance Analyzer, see Previous Version documentation.
DPA 12.1.701 fixes the following issues.
Updating the ActiveMQ library version used in DPA 12.1 resulted in intermittent data collection problems. DPA 12.1.701 resolves these issues by reverting to the ActiveMQ library version used in DPA 12.0.
|Links from DPA Central to remote DPA servers work correctly.|
|The query to retrieve the status of SQL Server availability groups (AGs) no longer times out in deployments with a large number of AGs, and the AG status is displayed correctly.|
When DPA is running on Amazon Web Services and the embedded mail server is used, DPA now displays trends charts, storage I/O, and reports as expected.
|DPA 12.1.701 includes security improvements.|
New customer installation
For information about installing DPA 12.1.701, see the DPA Installation Guide.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:
- Use the DPA Installation and Upgrade Guide to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
- When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
|Attempting to launch DPA on a Linux server returns a Status 500 Internal Server Error|
Issue: When DPA is installed on a Linux server, attempting to start it returns a Status 500 Internal Server Error. The 'Root Cause' section of the error message includes:
This occurs because the fonts that DPA requires are no longer available from the JDK.
|Resolution/Work-around: Install the required fonts. See this article for details.|
|DPA does not support MySQL 8.0|
|Issue: MySQL 8.0 is not supported for use as a DPA repository, and DPA cannot monitor MySQL 8.0 database instances.|
|Resolution/Work-around: Use DPA with supported versions of MySQL.|
|Incorrect metric values reported for SQL Server on Linux|
Issue: When you are monitoring a SQL Server database instance that runs on a Linux server:
SQL Server reports these values.
|Resolution/Work-around: Disregard these metric values.|
|Attempting to run a report returns the error DPA Unable to generate the chart|
Issue: When the DPA server is running RHEL 7.4 (or its distributions, such as Oracle Linux 7.4), DPA returns the following error when you try to run a report:
|Resolution/Work-around: Follow the instructions in this article to change the default font used by RHEL 7.4.|
|Incorrect execution counts for SQL statements|
|Issue: When SQL Server purges statistics from the previous cached query plan for a SQL Statement from the
|Resolution/Work-around: Disregard the incorrect execution counts.|
|DPA repository creation on Azure SQL fails when the user name contains an @ symbol|
Issue: When you attempt to create the DPA repository on an Azure SQL database, repository creation fails if you enter the user name in a format that contains an @ symbol (for example, dpa@myserver) on the Enter Repository Connection Information panel. For more information see this KB article.
|Resolution/Work-around: Enter the user name in a format without the @ symbol. For example, instead of
|Monitoring a database instance in the Oracle Public Cloud|
|Issue: When DPA is monitoring a database instance in the Oracle Public Cloud, it sometimes reports incorrect values.|
|Resolution/Work-around: DPA does not support monitoring database instances deployed in the Oracle Public Cloud. Use DPA to monitor supported database instance types.|
This version of Database Performance Analyzer 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.
|Repository database||Support for using SQL Server 2012 as the DPA repository database is deprecated. You can still use SQL Server 2012 as the repository database for DPA 12.1.701, but support will be removed in an upcoming release.|
|Monitored database instances||
Support for monitoring SQL Server 2008 database instances is deprecated. You can still monitor SQL Server 2008 database instances with DPA 12.1.701, but this functionality will be removed in an upcoming release.
End of life
|Version||EoL Annoucement||EoE Effective Date||EoL Effective Date|
|DPA 10.2||August 28, 2018 End-of-Life (EoL) announcement - Customers on DPA version 10.2 or earlier should begin transitioning to the latest version of DPA.||November 26, 2018 End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for DPA version 10.2 or earlier will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.||November 26, 2019 End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for DPA version 10.2 or earlier.|
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.
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