Release date: September 28, 2022
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3 runs on SolarWinds Platform 2022.3.
New features and improvements
Hybrid Cloud Observability can now be installed with an online version of the SolarWinds Installer, downloading the needed files during installation. You can grab the online installer for Hybrid Cloud Observability from the customer portal.
Hybrid Cloud Observability flexible licenses can now be partially activated
Users with a SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability license can now run multiple Hybrid Cloud Observability servers without needing additional licensing.
New SolarWinds Platform features and improvements included in SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability.
You can now easily try SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Advanced and Enterprise Scale for thirty days by activating an evaluation license in the SolarWinds Platform.
Automatic migration of legacy syslogs and traps
Legacy syslog and traps functionality has been retired and replaced with new Hybrid Cloud Observability log analysis functionality. Currently configured legacy rules and history will automatically be migrated during the upgrade.
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.
- Legacy syslog and traps functionality has been retired and replaced with new Hybrid Cloud Observability log analysis functionality. Currently configured legacy rules and history will automatically be migrated during the upgrade.
- After upgrading to SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability from an Orion Platform 2020.2.6 installation, you will need to update your MIB database.
- Before upgrading from Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and earlier to SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability, make sure the database user you use to connect to your SQL Server has the db create privilege. Without this privilege, the upgrade will not complete.
- If you received multiple module keys when you purchased SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability, after upgrading to 2022.3, get your Hybrid Cloud Observability license key from the customer portal and then activate it in the SolarWinds Platform. This will disable your current module license keys.
- Some upgrade situations from the Orion Platform to the SolarWinds Platform are not supported and the installer will stop the upgrade automatically.
- If you have a SQL Server older than 2016.
- If you have an Orion Platform product version 2020.2 or older.
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.
You must be on Orion Platform 2020.2.1 or later to upgrade to SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3. If you are on Orion Platform 2019.4 or earlier, first upgrade to Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3.
Fixed issues in SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 2022.3 includes several fixed SolarWinds Platform issues. See the SolarWinds Platform 2022.3 release notes.
SolarWinds would like to thank our Security Researchers below for reporting on the issue in a responsible manner and working with our security, product, and engineering teams to fix the vulnerability.
|CVE-2018-1285||Vulnerable log4net versions||Apache log4net versions before 2.0.10 do not disable XML external entities when parsing log4net configuration files. This allows for XXE-based attacks in applications that accept attacker-controlled log4net configuration files||9.8 Critical||N/A|
|CVE-2021-35226||Hashed Credential Exposure Vulnerability||An entity in Network Configuration Manager (NCM) product is misconfigured and exposes password field to Solarwinds Information Service (SWIS). Exposed credentials are encrypted and require authenticated access with an NCM role.||Low||
Notes - BugCrowd
SolarWinds would like to additionally thank our Bugcrowd community for their continued help in testing our products and keeping them secure.
|Changes to the SolarWinds Platform database|
|Issue||The implementation of time series widgets required changes to the SolarWinds Platform database. If you have custom reports or alerts that query the database, they could be affected by these changes.|
|Resolution or Workaround||SolarWinds recommends using API calls instead of database queries to collect data for custom reports and alerts.|
This version of SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability 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.
|Browser support||All versions of Internet Explorer will become unsupported in a future release. Some pages are not compatible with IE 11. Do not enable Enterprise Mode in IE 11. It is not supported.|
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