LA 2020.2.4 Release Notes
These release notes describe the features in Log Analyzer (LA), formerly Log Manager for Orion, 2020.2.4. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
New in LA 2020.2.4
LA 2020.2.4 is a service release that includes security enhancements and a new digital code-signing certificate.
To learn more about security enhancements, see the Orion Platform 2019.4.2 Release Notes.
LA 2020.2.4 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.4.
Log collection profiles
Starting with version 2020.2, you can create log collection profiles to process Windows log files for additional system analysis and troubleshooting. The log collection profile wizard guides you through selecting one or more Orion agent nodes, and then establishing specific file paths and file types to monitor.
Before you upgrade
If you are adding LA 2020.2.4 to your existing Orion Platform products, make note of the following:
- LA 2020.2.4 requires Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 or later. See the system requirements for details.
- LA 2020.2.4 does not support data migration of existing rules and alerts.
Legacy syslog and traps
LA replaces the existing legacy syslog and trap services, but only provides a subset of the legacy functionality. After installation of LA over the legacy syslog and trap services, the records remain in the database, but will not be used by LA. You can still access the read-only legacy records in the Syslog Viewer and Traps Viewer applications. All new syslog and trap messages will be stored in the dedicated LA database.
Property changes to the Orion.OLM.LogEntryLevel entity
Please note that property changes to the Orion.OLM.LogEntryLevel entity may impact custom SWQL queries involving the SWIS/API (when using Orion SDK, Custom Reports, Custom SWQL Queries, and Custom Resources).
|Original properties||Current properties|
|Name (String)||Level (String)|
|Value (Int)||LevelKey (String)|
This change is related to localization. LevelKey contains the specific/static key, and Level contains the mapped or translated word for the string.
This issue impacts LA 2019.4 and Orion Log Viewer (OLV) 2019.4 and later. This also impacts the following products when installed with OLV: NPM, NCM, SAM, VMAN, UDT, and the NAM/NOM bundles.
How to upgrade
Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade one or more Orion Platform products simultaneously.
If you are upgrading from LA 1.1.1 or later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment, including the main server and all Orion Platform products, from the Settings > My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer is no longer necessary.
New customer installation
LA 2020.2.4 fixes the following issues:
|N/A||The SolarWinds.Core.BusinessLayer.dll security vulnerability in Orion Platform 2019.4 Hotfix 5, in Orion Platform 2020.2, and Orion Platform 2020.2 Hotfix 1 was addressed. See SolarWinds Security Advisory for details.|
|00686275, 00705671||SNMP traps do not translate into readable text and only display OID values.|
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