NCM 2020.2.5 Release Notes
Release date: March 25, 2021
These release notes were last updated on May 12, 2021.
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Network Configuration Manager 2020.2.5. 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 2020.2.5 provides security enhancements and bug fixes.
NCM 2020.2.5 is an Orion Platform product, and runs on Orion Platform 2020.2.5. See Orion Platform 2020.2.5 Release Notes.
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 2020.2.5
NCM 2020.2.5 fixes the following issues.
Users with the NCM role WebViewer can no longer update and run policy reports. Running a policy report requires the NCM role WebUploader or higher.
|N/A||The default Orion Platform Guest user is granted the NCM role WebViewer instead of WebUploader.|
|648202, 703395, 715314, 733102, 733903, 741230, 743923, 756256, 761291||
SSH/Telnet access to devices is no longer affected by a memory leak.
When a config is downloaded using an NCM job, characters are no longer truncated in some cases.
00598772, 00618698, 00603779, 00621319
NCM jobs no longer fail to complete and return errors such as:
NCM correctly processes the Backspace character sent by some devices, which enables it to download configs from those devices.
A problem with an index has been fixed, and NCM no longer returns the message
When you group reports by product on the Orion Web Console All Reports page, NCM is included in the list of products.
|00379537, 00392783, 00549357
NCM connections to devices that are configured to use key exchange algorithms ecdh-sha2-nistp256 and ecdh-sha2-nistp384 no longer fail with errors such as
NCM 2020.2.5 fixes a connectivity error that could cause config downloads to fail with error
For fixed issues in the Orion Platform, see the Orion Platform 2020.2.5 Release Notes.
|After upgrading to NCM 2020.2.5, attempting to open an NCM page returns an error|
Issue: In some environments, after upgrading to NCM 2020.2.5, NCM pages cannot be accessed. When you attempt to open a page that includes NCM data, such as the Node Details page, the message
Resolution/Work-around: If you encounter this issue, complete the following steps on the main polling engine and all additional polling engines (APEs).
|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.|
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