SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.2 Release Notes
Release date: May 24, 2022
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.2. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.2 runs on SolarWinds Platform 2022.2.
- For information about platform-related updates and changes included with this release, see SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 Release Notes.
- For information about requirements, see SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 system requirements.
New features and improvements in SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability.
New SolarWinds Installer
The SolarWinds Installer now automatically takes care of installing everything you need to use all of the features included with your SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability license.
Learn more about the SolarWinds Installer
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability licensing
The new SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability license is offered in four categories: Essentials, Essentials Enterprise Scale, Advanced, and Advanced Enterprise Scale.
Learn more about the SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability licensing model
SD-WAN support for Observability network performance monitoring
Expanded SD-WAN support with additional visibility into Meraki devices. Users can enable SD-WAN monitoring on Meraki orchestrators to view information about the orchestrators and connected Meraki MX series edge devices.
Learn more about SD-WAN monitoring
Migrate legacy syslog and traps
Users who upgrade to SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability from an Orion Platform product can now migrate their legacy syslog and traps to the newer SolarWinds Platform syslog and traps as part of the upgrade process.
New dashboard for network configurations for Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
This release includes a new network configuration summary dashboard with a modern interface that presents the most important configuration data in an easy-to-read-format. You can choose which version you want to be the default dashboard.
Support for Surface Application Classification Source in network flows for Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
Network flows automatically group application definitions by application name.
New customer installation
For information about installing SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability, see the SolarWinds Platform Product Installation and Upgrade Guide.
Before you upgrade!
If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations.
- Make sure all your legacy reports are migrated. You won't be able to access legacy reports and related tools anymore.
- After upgrading to SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability from an Orion Platform 2020.2.6 installation, you will need to update your MIB database.
- After upgrading, activate your Hybrid Cloud Observability license key from the customer portal. This will remove your current module license keys.
- Some upgrade situations from the Orion Platform to the Hybrid Cloud Observability are not supported and the installer will stop the upgrade automatically.
- If you have SRM, WPM, ACM or Engineer's Toolset installed.
- If you have a SQL Server older than 2016.
- If you have an Orion Platform product version 2020.2.1 or older.
- If you have an additional polling engine that came included with your SAM, VMAN, SRM, or SCM product license (aka "free poller").
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from an earlier Orion Platform version, use the SolarWinds Installer to simultaneously upgrade your entire Orion deployment (all SolarWinds Platform products and any scalability engines) to the current versions.
Fixed issues in SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.2
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.2 includes several fixed SolarWinds Platform issues. See the SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 release notes.
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