NCM 2020.2.4 Release Notes
Release date: January 2021
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Configuration Manager 2020.2.4. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Network Configuration Manager, see Previous Version documentation.
New features and improvements in NCM
NCM 2020.2.4 is signed with a new digital code-signing certificate.
NCM 2020.2.4 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.4. See Orion Platform 2020.2.4 Release Notes.
NCM 2020.2.4 fixes the following issue.
|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.|
See also the Orion Platform 2020.2.4 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.|
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.
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