Release Date: September 28, 2022
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Log Analyzer 2022.3. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
New features and improvements in LA 2022.3
LA 2022.3 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of LA.
Automated rule migration
Upgrading legacy syslogs and traps from existing rules is now performed automatically and no longer requires manual migration. The automated migration is triggered when legacy tables are detected in the SolarWinds Platform database and there are currently no LA databases. The Configuration Wizard performs the migration with a time frame of approximately 1-2 seconds per rule. Additionally, migration can be forced using the PerformLegacyRulesMigration setting. A link to a newly created migration report will populate from the notifications within SolarWinds Platform for more details.
Trigger alerts for executed rules
While creating or editing a rule, the Alert Integration dialog now includes an option to trigger an alert for every rule that is executed. You can trigger this option by checking Send a Log Rule Fired event to SolarWinds Platform Alerting. The option to trigger alerts for executed rules is disabled by default when you create a new rule manually. It is enabled by default for all migrated rules.
Change the status of an interface
While creating or editing a rule, the Add Action dialog now includes an option to change the status of a specified interface with a SolarWinds Platform node. The status corresponds to the source IP address of the outgoing device. The available interface status options include Unknown, Up, Down, Warning, Shutdown, Unmanaged, and Unplugged.
Support for multiple operators within rule conditions
While creating or editing a rule, the Rule Conditions dialog now includes options for multiple operators while creating conditions within the OR comparison.
After creating the Add tags rule action for a custom tag, you now have the ability to edit or delete any custom tag.
With this release, LA now runs on the SolarWinds Platform. LA 2022.3 contains all of the fixed issues since the LA 2020.2.6 release, including all LA 2020.2.6 Hot Fixes and fixes in SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 and 2022.3.
See the following release notes for more information:
|00924640||Log Analyzer does not load any logs or events.|
|00970696, 00950541, 00940727||Environments with large numbers of polling engines experience issues with deadlocking within database maintenance.|
|00853146||The Configuration Wizard throws a credentials error and prevents the user from updating log files.|
New customer installation
For information about installing LA, see the SolarWinds Platform Installer, available in the Customer Portal, and the LA Install and Upgrade Guide. After installation, refer to the LA Getting Started Guide to learn about configuring and customizing LA.
How to upgrade
You cannot upgrade LA 2019.4 and earlier to LA 2022.3. You must be on LA 2020.2.1 or later to upgrade to LA 2022.3. If you are on LA 2019.4 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.3.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:
Use the LA Install and Upgrade Guide to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
If you are upgrading from LA 2022.2, remove the following file from all agents (both local and remote) after upgrading and restart the SolarWinds Agent services:
C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Agent\Plugins\LA_WindowsEvents.Agent.plugin
Failure to remove this file after upgrading from SolarWinds Platform 2022.2 may result in future licensing conflicts.
Before you upgrade
If you built syslog and trap alerts using custom SQL queries, they will not function after upgrading to 2022.3 or later. SolarWinds recommends you rewrite the alerts using SWQL (
Orion.OLM entities) or using the alerting functionality built into Log Analyzer.
End of Life
|Version||EOL Announcements||EOE Effective Dates||EOL Effective Dates|
|2019.4||July 27, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2019.4 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA.||August 26, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2019.4 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||August 26, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2019.4.|
|2.1||July 27, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA.||August 26, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||August 26, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2.1.|
This version of Log Analyzer 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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