Release date: August 25, 2020
These release notes describe the fixed issues in Network Configuration Manager 2020.2.1. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
- For information about NCM hotfixes, see NCM hotfixes.
- If you are looking for previous release notes for NCM, see Previous Version documentation.
- For information about requirements, see NCM 2020.2 system requirements.
- For detailed information about using NCM features, see the NCM 2020.2 Administrator Guide.
New customer installation
For information about installing Network Configuration Manager, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.
How to upgrade
Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to upgrade your entire Orion deployment (all Orion Platform products and any scalability engines).
If you are upgrading from NCM 8.0 or later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment from the My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer is no longer necessary.
Fixed issues in NCM 2020.2.1
NCM 2020.2.1 fixes the following issues.
The Configuration Management page lists nodes even if all custom properties have been removed.
NCM jobs complete as expected, and no longer hang during post-processing.
The command to download a config over SCP in the "F5 Big IP 12 and newer" device template has been corrected. Using that template to download a config from an F5 Big IP device over SCP no longer fails.
The End of Support & End of Sales Lookup page displays EOS details correctly.
NCM deployments with a large number of devices can now group the devices during firmware upgrades.
See also the Orion Platform 2020.2.1 Release Notes.
|Permissions required to modify policy reports|
Issue: When you configure NCM security settings, you can select the following option:
Only NCM admin can modify compliance policy reports
If you select this option, the NCM Administrator role is required to manage policy reports through the user interface. However, if you use the SolarWinds API to manage policy reports, both the NCM Administrator role and Orion administrator rights are required.
|Resolution/Work-around: Grant Orion administration rights to the account that will manage policy reports using API calls.|
|NCM does not show current information about overlapping ACL rules after an upgrade|
|Issue: After you upgrade from NCM 7.9 or earlier to NCM 8.0 or later, NCM does not display current information about shadowed or redundant access control list (ACL) rules. Older information is displayed.|
|Resolution/Work-around: Download the configuration files from your Cisco ASA and Nexus devices. After you download the config files, NCM displays current information about shadowed and redundant ACL rules.|
End of life
|Version||EoL Annoucement||EoE Effective Date||EoL Effective Date|
June 6, 2019
End-of-Life Announcement. Customers should begin transitioning from NCM 7.7 to the latest version.
September 6, 2019
End-of-Engineering. Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for NCM 7.7 and earlier will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.
September 6, 2020
End-of-Life. SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for NCM 7.7 and earlier.
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