DPAIM 2020.2.6 Release Notes
Release date: July 15, 2020
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in the Database Performance Analyzer Integration Module 2020.2.6. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
New features and improvements in DPA
DPAIM 2020.2.6 offers the following new features and improvements.
DPAIM 2020.2.6 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.6. See Orion Platform 2020.2.6 Release Notes.
Additional information from PostgreSQL database instances
The following new widgets display data from PostgreSQL database instances collected by DPA:
- Rows Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer
- Vacuum Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer
- Checkpoints Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer
- Replication Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer
- Cache Eviction Statistics from Database Performance Analyzer
For information about the data shown in each widget, click the Help button on that widget.
DPAIM 2020.2.6 includes security enhancements and bug fixes.
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.
How to upgrade
Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade DPAIM and any other Orion Platform products.
If you are upgrading from the Orion Platform 2019.2 or later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment from the My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer is no longer necessary.
Fixed issues in DPAIM 2020.2.6
DPAIM 2020.2.6 fixes the following issues.
The default value of the advanced configuration option
The Secure Configuration for the Orion Platform guidelines recommend setting an Advanced Configuration option to specify that the Orion Platform should validate remote server certificates. When this option is set, the Orion Platform does not trust the default self-signed certificate on the DPA server, which prevents integration. If this occurs, DPAIM now displays a message to explain what is preventing integration.
To resolve this issue you can do either of the following:
See also the Orion Platform 2020.2.6 Release Notes.
|Some DPA data is not displayed correctly in PerfStack|
|Issue: DPA data that represents a time series and can include multiple metrics is not displayed correctly in PerfStack charts. What should be shown as stacked graphs is displayed as a single line.|
|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:
|Resolution/Work-around:Set the DPA and Orion servers to the same time zone.|
|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.|
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