LA 2020.2.5 Release Notes
Release Date: March 25, 2021
These release notes describe the features in Log Analyzer (LA), formerly Log Manager for Orion, 2020.2.5. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
New in LA 2020.2.5
LA 2020.2.5 is a service release that includes performance enhancements and the bug fixes listed below.
In RC 2020.2.5, data collection for Windows Events and Log Files may stop after approximately 15 hours. A Polling Service restart is required.
LA 2020.2.5 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.5.
The rule action for any type of log is suppressed until a specific number of messages arrives.
Trap macros in alerts
Add specific information using trap macros as variables for alerts.
Single rules can be duplicated in order to move between policies, create similar rules, etc.
Set a time interval in which rule actions will not be triggered again.
Set a specific time window in which rules will stay active.
Run external actions
Set a specific Windows account to execute the Run External Program action.
Rule lists now include the order of execution and all LA settings are consolidated into one central location.
LA 2020.2.5 fixes the following issues:
|00582860||Error message is thrown after searching for old syslog messages.|
|00546341, 00550690||OrionLog_GetLogEntryLocation calls are non-responsive, resulting in time delays and high CPU utilization.|
|00547609, 00571666||A TLS certificate cannot be used when its subject contains more than a Common Name field.|
|00550602, 00148960, 00597693||INETADDRESS VarBind OIDs incorrectly convert IP addresses.|
|00597836, 00530375||Some reports that use Contains time out.|
|00559316||The Total Rows icon does not display the correct value due to the Filter Count query.|
|00626724||Alerts from rules are created with Admin account ownership regardless of user privileges.|
|00468458||The node mapper fails all traps with missing SNMP credentials.|
|N/A||PerfStack filtering creates incorrect severity levels in the Data Explorer tab.|
Before you upgrade
If you are adding LA 2020.2.5 to your existing Orion Platform products, make note of the following:
- LA 2020.2.5 requires Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 or later. See the system requirements for details.
- LA 2020.2.5 does not support data migration of existing rules and alerts.
Legacy syslog and traps
LA replaces the existing legacy syslog and trap services. 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.
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
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