Release date: October 24, 2018
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Database Performance Analyzer Integration Module 11.1.1. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for DPAIM, see Previous Version documentation.
New features and improvements
This release includes the following new features and improvements for 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 Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol: Log in to the Orion Web Console using Okta or Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) credentials. >> Learn more
- Updated PerfStack-powered chart widgets: Export chart data, configure thresholds for data, and change time periods of data displayed for individual resources and nodes.
- Orion Diagnostics: Display and download diagnostics for polling engines with the Collect Diagnostics wizard.
See the Orion Platform 2018.4 Release Notes for details.
New customer installation
DPAIM can be installed in either of the following ways:
With SolarWinds SAM
DPAIM is automatically installed with SolarWinds SAM 6.2.1 or later. If you have SAM 6.2.1 or later, you do not need to install DPAIM. All you have to do is set up the integration module.
To install SAM, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer.
Standalone (SAM not required)
If you do not plan to install SAM, download and run the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install DPAIM as a separate product. You can install DPAIM alone, or you can install DPAIM with other Orion Platform products such as SolarWinds SRM.
After you install DPAIM, you must set up the DPA Integration Module.
Before you upgrade!
DPAIM 11.1.1 no longer supports Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 for Orion Platform installations. Upgrade to Windows Server 2016 before you upgrade DPAIM.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:
- Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to build your upgrade path and upgrade all (Undefined variable: Core_var.Product_family).
- When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
DPAIM 11.1.1 fixes the following issues.
|When DPA and the Orion Platform are installed on the same server, the DPA integration with Orion succeeds after a migration without causing issues such as the missing Active Alerts.|
|If a named MS SQL database instance includes a forward slash ("/"), DPAIM translates the character to a backslash ("\") to create a relationship between the instance and the node.|
When the Orion Platform uses Windows authentication to access the Orion database, attempts to integrate a DPA server no longer fail with the following error:
Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2018.4
See the Orion Platform 2018.4 release notes.
|Database instance limitations do not work properly with groups|
|Issue: If there are limitations on a user account to prevent the user from viewing information about certain database instances, and a group includes database instances that match the limitations, the limitations have no effect. When the user accesses the group, the user can see information about all database instances despite the limitations.|
|Resolution/Work-around: Be aware of this issue when you are setting up security.|
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