Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Essentialsand Log Analyzer

LA 2022.4 Release Notes

Release Date: November 22, 2022

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Log Analyzer 2022.4. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

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New features and improvements in LA 2022.4

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LA 2022.4 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of LA.

LA 2022.4 runs on SolarWinds Platform 2022.4. For more information, see the SolarWinds Platform 2022.4 Release Notes.

Linux support for log files

Log Analyzer now supports Linux OS for log collection and monitoring from Linux nodes. You can now use Linux file paths and select Linux agents in the Profile wizard.

Some Linux distributions are not supported. See LA agent requirements for details.

Fixed issues

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With this release, LA now runs on the SolarWinds Platform. LA 2022.4 contains all fixed issues of previous versions.

See the following release notes for more information:

Case Number Description
01147207, 01109794, 00966291, 01129700, 01142546, 01129040, 01151277, 01117457 The Log Viewer does not display any syslog data.
01110010, 01121517, 01158904 When forwarding traps or syslogs, the root OID is missing.

New customer installation

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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

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You cannot upgrade LA 2019.4 and earlier to LA 2022.4. You must be on LA 2020.2.1 or later to upgrade to LA 2022.4. If you are on LA 2019.4 or earlier, first upgrade to 2020.2.6 and then upgrade to 2022.4.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:

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

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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

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For modules based on Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and earlier, SolarWinds is announcing future end-of-life plans for your convenience. As always, SolarWinds recommends you upgrade to the latest version of your products at your earliest convenience.

Version EOL Announcements EOE Effective Dates EOL Effective Dates
2020.2.6 April 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2020.2.6 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA. May 18, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2020.2.6 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. May 18, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2020.2.6.
2020.2.5 January 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2020.2.5 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA. February 17, 2023: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2020.2.5 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. February 17, 2024: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2020.2.5.
2020.2.4 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2020.2.4 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2020.2.4 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2020.2.4.
2020.2.1 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2020.2.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2020.2.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2020.1.2.
2020.2 October 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on LA version 2020.2 should begin transitioning to the latest version of LA. November 18, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for LA version 2020.2 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds. November 18, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for LA version 2020.2.
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.

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